The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: 谷月社
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The Mysterious Affair at Styles is a detective novel by Agatha Christie. Styles was Christie's first published novel. It introduced Hercule Poirot, Inspector (later, Chief Inspector) Japp, and Arthur Hastings. 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 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."

Agatha Christie the Mysterious Affair at Styles

Author: Agatha Christie
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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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"My very first grown-up book, I distinctly remember going to the library and my mom helping me pick out an Agatha Christie book. I tore through The Mysterious Affair at Styles. GILLIAN FLYNN, author of Gone Girl "[Agatha Christie wrote] brilliantly compact, stylized and efficient mysteries...the genre in its lean classic English form fit her like a cat burglar's thin black glove." JOHN UPDIKE, author of The Witches of Eastwick "I love Agatha Christie's novels." TRUMAN CAPOTE, author of In Cold Blood "I really like Agatha Christie. She obeys the rules of the genre at first, but then occasionally she manages to do very personal things." MICHEL HOULLEBECQ, author of The Map and the Territory

The Mysterious Affair at Styles Hercule Poirot s First Case Special Edition

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1479420867
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In her first published mystery, Agatha Christie introduced readers to her Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. When the wealthy mistress of Styles Court is murdered, Poirot is on hand to wade through the confusing clues and long list of suspects! A classic whodunit. This special edition is loaded with bonus content...reviews of the era, a filmography, and a complete bonus Agatha Christie novel, "The Secret Adversary."

Poirot Investigates

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062074008
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First there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond . . . then came the “suicide” that was murder . . . the mystery of the absurdly cheap flat . . . a suspicious death in a locked gun room . . . a milliondollar bond robbery . . . the curse of a pharaoh’s tomb . . . a jewel robbery by the sea . . . the abduction of a prime minister . . . the disappearance of a banker . . . a phone call from a dying man . . . and, finally, the mystery of the missing will. What links these fascinating cases? Only the brilliant deductive powers of Hercule Poirot!

The Mysterious Affair at Styles Hercule Poirot Case 1

Author: Agatha Christie
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ISBN: 9781981263332
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Agatha Christie's first mystery novel, introduces character Hercule Poirot, which is a heroicdetective. The story begins when Emily Inglethorp, a millionaire at Court Styles, marries Alfred, who is twenty years younger than her. One night, Mrs. Inglethorp dies and suspicion falls on the family. Hercule Poirot is invited to investigate, quickly realizes that everything is not right. He finds out Mrs. Inglethorp was poisoned.

Hercule Poirot The Complete Short Stories

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007438966
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All 51 Hercule Poirot short stories presented in chonological order in a single volume – plus a bonus story not seen for more than 70 years.

The Complete Annotated Mysterious Affair at Styles

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Peschel Press
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Why Would People Drink Strychnine For Their Health? What Does ‘English Beef and Brawn’ Mean? What Are Land Smocks? Spill Vases? Patience Cards? What Did Agatha Christie Think Of Jews? How Did A 25-Year-Old Woman Create One Of Mystery’s Greatest Detectives? Best-selling mystery writer Agatha Christie created intricate stories of murder and mayhem that have enchanted readers worldwide. Bill Peschel, author of "The Complete, Annotated Whose Body?" (by Dorothy L. Sayers) and "Writers Gone Wild," illuminates the obscure references in Christie’s debut novel and tells the fascinating stories behind it and its creator. "The Complete, Annotated Mysterious Affair at Styles" contains: ● Nearly 500 footnotes describing words, idioms, people, places and contemporary events. ● Essays on Christie’s life and the world of Styles. ● A detailed chronology of her life and work. ● Lists of her novels and short-story collections, organized by year of publication and by detective. ● A bibliography of resources, including books about Christie that will delight fans. “Though this may be the first published book of Miss Agatha Christie, she betrays the cunning of an old hand.” — The New York Times, Dec. 26, 1920