The Mysterious Affair at Styles: Hercule Poirot's First Case (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)

The Mysterious Affair at Styles: Hercule Poirot's First Case (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)

by Agatha Christie


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2015 Reprint of 1920 Edition. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This was Christie's first published novel. It introduced Hercule Poirot, a Belgian refugee of the Great War, who settled in England near the home of Emily Inglethorp. He is introduced to Hastings at her home. When a woman is killed, Poirot uses his detective skills to solve the mystery. The book includes maps of the house, the murder scene, and a drawing of a fragment of a will. The story is told in the first person by Hastings, and features many of the elements that have become icons of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, largely due to Christie's influence. It is set in a large, isolated country manor. There are half-a-dozen suspects, most of whom are hiding facts about themselves. The plot includes a number surprise twists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614277972
Publisher: Martino Fine Books
Publication date: 03/08/2015
Series: Hercule Poirot Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 57,976
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

The name "Agatha Christie" is nearly synonymous with upper-class British mysteries, for good reason. Christie (1890-1976) set the standard for the genre in more than 60 novels and dozens of short stories, creating two iconic detectives along the way: the fastidious Belgian Hercule Poirot, and the English spinster Jane Marple in the Miss Marple series. No one could match her knack for weaving clues into her stories. Widely considered her masterpiece, And Then There Were None has been adapted into a number of films.

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1890

Date of Death:

January 12, 1976

Place of Birth:

Torquay, Devon, England


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