The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)

Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorpe, and how did the murderer penetrate and escape from her locked bedroom? Suspects abound in the quaint village of Styles St. Mary--from the heiress's fawning new husband to her two stepsons, her volatile housekeeper, and a pretty nurse who works in a hospital dispensary. Making his unforgettable debut, the brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is on the case. The key to the success of this style of detective novel, writes Elizabeth George in her Introduction, lies in how the author deals with both the clues and the red herrings, and it has to be said that no one bettered Agatha Christie at this game...

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)
Tina Haigler

Ok. Let's get down to business. This is an old fashioned British mystery novel. So much information! Trying to keep it all straight in my head was extremely difficult. My brain was all over the place but that's what makes a good mystery, in my opinion.

This is the first book starring the world famous Hercule Poirot and his friend Hastings. Poirot is an eccentric detective from Belgium who fled to England during WWI. Hastings is a little on the dramatic side, always jumps to the wrong conclusions

The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)

The Mysterious Affair at Styles: Meeting Hercule Poirot

Dame Agatha Christie was born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller on 15 September 1890 in Torquay, Devon, South West England and lived a very full life until her death by natural causes on 12 January 1976. During those eighty-five years the lady published sixty-six novels and fourteen short story collections, becoming the best selling author in history, outsold only by the Bible.

Agatha Christie as a child

Christie's remarkable life as a writer h

The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)

When Hastings was visiting friends at Styles Court in Essex he had no idea what was about to happen. The shock the death of the elderly owner of the property caused was such that there were many suspects. Hastings quickly found his old friend Detective Hercule Poirot, who was also visiting town, and asked him to become involved. After all, the little Frenchman was well-known for his ability to solve even the most mysterious of mysteries.

But would he be outdone this time? Hastings thought he knew

The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)
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The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)


What have I always told you? Everything must be taken into account. If the fact will not fit the theory—let the theory go.’

‘Well, we shall see,’
I said, nettled.”

Hercule Poirot, world-renowned Belgian detective extraordinaire, first arrived on the literary scene in 1920, in this, Agatha Christie’s very first book. He seems to have arrived fully formed, with all of his eccentricities and powerful “little grey” cells ready to go.

“He was hardly more than five feet, four inches, but carried him

The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)

This was Agatha's Christie's first novel, and, as such, I was prepared for it to be a bit rough, but this was delightful. Maybe it seems odd to use such a cheery word to describe a murder mystery, but, let's face it, Christie's books are like dinner theater. The actor who plays the victim will pop out from behind the curtain very much alive when all is said and done.

Mrs. Inglethorp raised her two stepsons as her own, but there are tensions between them when she inherits the family home, Styles,

The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)

This is the first published novel of Agatha Christie, and the first to feature her famous detective character, Hercule Poirot. So far this is my favorite Christie novel, but I have only read three which leaves me well short of knowing which are her best. The novel was narrated by Arthur Hastings, Mr. Poirot’s assistant, who seemed somewhat unreliable, and incapable of understanding the significance of any clue presented to him. I give it 3.5 stars and a good but not great.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)

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