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 by Agatha Christie Annotated

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles is a detective novel by 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 and in the United Kingdom by The Bodley Head (John Lane's UK company) on 21 January 1921. 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 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."

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.

Das fehlende Glied in der Kette

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455170552
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Wer hat die wohlhabende Mrs Emily Inglethorp auf ihrem Landgut Syles Court vergiftet? Ihr Ehemann Alfred, der es scheinbar auf das Erbe abgesehen hat? Doch auch ihre Stiefsöhne oder die launische Haushälterin könnten die Mörder sein. In seinem ersten Fall nimmt Hercule Poirot alle Bewohner von Styles unter die Lupe, um den Täter zu entlarven.

B ser Mann

Author: Franz Xaver Roth
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641066220
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Mord in Leuterding. Der Wirt vom Hammer-Eck ermittelt Samstagabend im »Hammer-Eck«, wie immer sind alle da: die trinkfesten Gäste, der wortkarge Wirt Luginger, die schnippische Bedienung Moni und Sammy, der schwarze Koch. Alles scheint in bester Ordnung. Aber drei Tote, ein defekter Pickup, dubiose Baupläne und seine renitente alte Mutter bringen Luginger ins Schwitzen, Sammy unter verschärften Mordverdacht und einige Bewohner des Münchner Vororts um den Schlaf. Leuterding liegt idyllisch irgendwo im Speckgürtel von München, dort, wo die Welt noch in Ordnung ist und alles seinen festen Platz hat. Bis zu der Freitagnacht, in der ein Lehrer des örtlichen Gymnasiums überfahren wird. Unfall oder Mord? Jedenfalls taucht anderntags Kommissarin Clara Weibel im »Hammer-Eck« auf und fragt nach dem Alibi von Sammy, dem schwarzen Koch. Der soll ein Verhältnis mit der Frau des Toten gehabt haben. Nicht nur Luginger wittert da Rassismus und legt für Sammy die Hand ins verdammt heiße Feuer. Doch als in derselben Woche zwei weitere Tote gefunden werden und jedes Mal Sammy zur Tatzeit in der Nähe war, bleibt dem Wirt keine Wahl: Er muss tief im Leuterdinger Dreck wühlen. Dabei hätte er nur besser auf seine alte Mutter hören sollen. Franz Xaver Roth gelingt mit dem Roman rund um den Wirt Luginger, Ermittler wider Willen, und seiner Entourage mit Sammy, der Bedienung Moni, dem Zahnarzt Faulhuber und dem schrägen Tequila-Joe ein bayrischer Heimatkrimi, wie man ihn sich skurriler kaum vorstellen kann.

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.

Hercule Poirot Bundle

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006208366X
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The first three of Agatha Christie's thirty-three celebrated Hercule Poirot novels in one collection. Including The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Murder on the Links and Poirot Investigates.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles Amazonclassics Edition

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: AmazonClassics
ISBN: 9781503900219
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Emily Inglethorp has been poisoned. And it seems everyone at Styles Court, from the hired help to family members, had a motive--and the means. But with Detective Hercule Poirot out of retirement and on the case, no one's getting away with murder. The Mysterious Affair at Styles was not only Agatha Christie's debut; it also introduced her illustrious detective character to the world. Poirot's "little grey cells" would be put to the test in thirty-three more novels, but it was here that Christie and her unflappable Belgian sleuth would set the unimpeachable standard for the modern murder mystery. AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds. Revised edition: Previously published as The Mysterious Affair at Styles, this edition of The Mysterious Affair at Styles (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.