The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1602067910
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First published in 1920, The Mysterious Affair at Styles was Agatha Christie's first novel. It introduced the world to Hercule Poirot, Christie's Belgian detective, who would go on to be featured in 39 of her novels. The mystery begins with the death of Emily Inglethorp at Styles, a manor in the English countryside. Captain Hastings, a guest at the house, calls upon his friend Poirot to help investigate. The obvious suspect is Emily's husband, who stood to inherit a large fortune upon her death. But the timeline doesn't quite work out, and Poirot must delve further into the lives and motivations of the family living at Styles to uncover who could have poisoned Emily with strychnine and why. Fans of the genre will enjoy introducing themselves to or rediscovering Agatha Christie, considered one of the great mystery writers of all time, with this classic tale of whodunit from the golden age of mystery. British novelist DAME AGATHA CHRISTIE (1890-1976) wrote more than 80 books, and is most famous for mystery series featuring detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She is the best-selling fiction writer of all time, with more than one billion copies of her books sold in the English language, and another billion in 103 other languages.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Boston : G. K. Hall
ISBN: 9780816163434
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Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorpe, and how did the murderer penetrate and escape from her locked bedroom? Sus-pects 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."

Agatha Christie the Mysterious Affair at Styles

Author: Agatha Christie
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ISBN: 9781537608747
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In her first published mystery, Agatha Christie introduces readers to the heroic detective, Hercule Poirot. This is a classic murder mystery set in the outskirts of Essex. The victim is the wealthy mistress of Styles Court. The list of suspects is long and includes her gold-digging new spouse and stepsons, her doctor, and her hired companion.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Author: Agatha Christie
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ISBN: 9781592248896
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The time is World War I. Hercule Poirot is one of a small group of Belgian refugees sheltering in a rural English village. When the mistress of the manor is murdered, the family members occupying the house all become suspects, including her newlywed young husband.

Two Novels The Mysterious Affair at Styles The Secret Adversary

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Mondial
ISBN: 1595690417
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"The Mysterious Affair at Styles" (1920) is Agatha Christie's first novel, and introduces the characters of Hercule Poirot, Chief Inspector Japp and Captain Arthur Hastings: In the midst of World War I, the residents of Styles wake one morning to find Emily Inglethorpe has been fatally poisoned. Captain Hastings, staying with the family, enlists the help of his old friend, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. With the evidence mounting against one member of the family, Poirot uses his technique to prove who really killed Emily... --- "The Secret Adversary" (1922) introduces the characters of Tommy and Tuppence: Set in 1919, the young couple form a partnership, hiring themselves out as "young adventurers." Their first case, however, is more of an adventure than they expect...

Das Geheimnis von Greenshore Garden

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455170420
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In Großbritannien 2013 erstmals veröffentlicht! Jetzt auch in deutscher Übersetzung. Für ihr Sommerfest haben sich die Bewohner von Greenshore House etwas Besonderes ausgedacht. In ihrem Garten soll eine inszenierte Mörderjagd für Unterhaltung sorgen. Ariadne Oliver, eine bekannte Krimiautorin, soll das Detektivspiel organisieren. Ohne nachzudenken, stimmt sie zu. Doch plötzlich ahnt sie, dass aus dem Spiel ganz schnell Ernst werden könnte, und ruft in letzter Minute ihren guten Freund Hercule Poirot zu Hilfe.

Das fehlende Glied in der Kette

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104021295
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Einmalige E-Book Aktion! Zwei Monate lang können Sie diesen Spitzentitel zum Preis von 2,99 € kaufen! Mit einem Werkbeitrag aus Kindlers Literatur Lexikon. Mit dem Autorenporträt aus dem Metzler Lexikon Weltliteratur. Mit Daten zu Leben und Werk, exklusiv verfasst von der Redaktion der Zeitschrift für Literatur TEXT + KRITIK. Der Fall scheint klar, alle Hinweise deuten auf den Ehemann des Opfers als Täter. Der jedoch kann das tödliche Gift nicht zur angegebenen Stunde erworben haben. Hercule Poirot und sein Freund Hastings geben nicht auf, bis das fehlende Glied in der Beweiskette gefunden ist... Der erste Roman von Agatha Christie und zugleich Hercule Poirots Debüt!

The Mysterious Affair at Styles Illustrated

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781726847940
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The Mysterious Affair at Styles is a detective novel by British writer Agatha Christie. It was written in the middle of the First World War, in 1916, and first published by John Lane in the United States in October 1920[1] and in the United Kingdom by The Bodley Head (John Lane's UK company) on 21 January 1921.[2] The US edition retailed at $2.00[1] and the UK edition at seven shillings and sixpence (7/6).[2]Styles was Christie's first published novel. It introduced Hercule Poirot, Inspector (later, Chief Inspector) Japp, and Arthur Hastings.[3] Poirot, a Belgian refugee of the Great War, is settling in England near the home of Emily Inglethorp, who helped him to his new life. His friend Hastings arrives as a guest at her home. When the woman is killed, Poirot uses his detective skills to solve the mystery. This is also the setting of Curtain, Poirot's last case.The book includes maps of the house, the murder scene, and a drawing of a fragment of a will. The true first publication of the novel was as a weekly serial in The Times, including the maps of the house and other illustrations included in the book. This novel was one of the first ten books published by Penguin Books when it began in 1935.This first mystery novel by Agatha Christie was well received by reviewers. An analysis in 1990 was positive about the plot, considered the novel one of the few by Christie that is well-anchored in time and place, a story that knows it describes the end of an era, and mentions that the plot is clever. Christie had not mastered cleverness in her first novel, as "too many clues tend to cancel each other out"; this was judged a difficulty "which Conan Doyle never satisfactorily overcame, but which Christie would