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The Mysterious Affair at Styles Summary æ 108 Agatha Christie ´ 8 Free read Read & Download The Mysterious Affair at Styles Lt into them We can guarantee that if you buy this version of the book it will be formatted perfectly on your Kind. With the exception of a racial slur so egregious I could hardly breathe when I read it it is difficult to believe this book was written almost exactly 100 years agoIt s still a great story today and it introduced us to Christie s best known protagonist Hercule PoirotDuring the first World War Mr Hastings is visiting a family friend John Cavendish when John s step mother Emily is poisoned Someone in the family did itand I didn t guess who

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles Summary æ 108 Agatha Christie ´ 8 Free read Read & Download The Mysterious Affair at Styles This book has DirectLink Technology built into the formatting This means that we have made it easy for you to navi. If you ve read my reviews before you know I love mystery fiction and in particular the classics Agatha Christie died in 1976 and I was born the following year Two things come to mind 1 It s a good thing I wasn t alive when she died because I would have been so miserable to be around 2 Since I was born just about a year later I m wondering if maybe a small part of her lives on as I love her genius and her works of literature and I can re read her books over and over again without ever getting boredThere are tons of reviews of all her major works and I don t need to be repetitive in my review What I d really try to get across is why you need to read ANY of her works and then why I d suggest this one1 This was one of her first books and I believe the first published one in 1920 which means she was probably writing it exactly 100 years ago And though some of the language is a little different and it takes place with a different cultural atmosphere the crux of the story its plot is appropriate at any point in time People don t love Christie for her beautiful language or her great ideas yeah she had some of those but it s her plots and characters that stand out And those transcend time 2 Who else can create such a puzzle that you are constantly trying to guess what s going on True tons of writers today but not 100 years ago And even with modern writers it s often in a suspense and thriller type of novel where it s all about the chase Christie was all about the calm approach to solving a murder She didn t try to end each chapter with a big WOW and heart wrenching scare tactic It s simple evolution of a timeline collections of clues conversations with people and then you start to see the puzzle come together But at the last minute you get the unexpected twist3 With this first book you meet Hercule Poirot one of her two popular detectives Poirot is annoying He s painful He will make you angry while you are laughing And that s the cool part Columbo is the best comparison I can come up with And I m certain Columbo was based on large part by Christie s PoirotSo why this bookIt s the first in the series It s a prime example of why her stories work It s the ultimate tale a family with secrets It takes place in the UK the best place to visit and perhaps live I don t live there only visited it But it s really the slow build up of the clues that will have your mind working overtime So if you need a Christie stand alone book go to And Then There Were None If you like female investigators choose a Miss Marple If you like a Belgian male detective flip a coin and pick between Murder on the Orient Express or The Mysterious Affair at Styles Both will be a great read But if you need to start at the beginning go with this one to see what an author s first book looks like Because if I didn t have my Christie I d be like About Me For those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the whowhatwhenwhere and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping bypolldaddy poll9729544polldaddy poll9719251

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles Summary æ 108 Agatha Christie ´ 8 Free read Read & Download The Mysterious Affair at Styles Gate the various chapters of this book Some other versions of this book may not have the DirectLink technology bui. February has been a tough month for me this time around I can t pinpoint it but there have been too many gray days even without the snow on the ground Spring is mercifully around the corner and with it sun and happier reading times ahead I tend to read mysteries as palette cleansers in between denser reads but at count I have read four mysteries this month and perhaps I can sueeze in another In fact February should be mystery month On that note what better way to spend the lingering winter days with the ueen of Crime Dame Agatha Christie herself The Mysterious Affair at Styles is her first case that introduced Hercule Poirot to the world and as usual Dame Christie did not disappoint Colonel Hastings has been called to Styles Arms at the reuest of his friend John Cavendish It is the war years and Hastings is appreciative to take leave of the army At Styles Hastings encounters arguments between the various inhabitants of the manor There is fighting between Mr and Mrs Alfred and Emily Inglethorpe between Mr Inglethorpe and his cousin Evelyn Howard between John and Mary Cavendish and between John and his brother Lawrence Either the Great War has made the extended Inglethorpe Cavendish clan tense or things are not as rosy on the inside of the manor as they appear on the outside It is in this tense environment that within two nights of Hastings arrival that Mrs Emily Inglethorpe is found dying in her bed A doctor is summoned and rules Mrs Inglethorpe s death to be murder by strychnine poisoning Hastings is asked to lead the investigative team but with his narrow mind he is clueless as to who would want to murder and elderly lady By chance a group of Belgians is staying at a cottage close to Styles Arms and among them is Hastings old friend the one and only Hercule Poirot Already highly regarded as a premier detective in his home country Poirot is summoned by Hastings to assist him in solving this dreadful case Christie first published The Mysterious Affair at Styles in 1921 and the book has stood the test of time Poirot mentions that Hastings should use his gray cells and he seems a step ahead of both Hastings and Scotland Yard Inspector Japp Inspector Japp almost immediately accuses John Cavendish of murdering his mother and places her on trial yet Poirot by thoroughly examining each and every clue tells his counterparts to have patience because perhaps a key piece is missing and perhaps the wrong person has been implicated Yes John Cavendish can stand to gain in his mother s will from her death but does it make him a murderer Only Poirot seems to attest to the truth and leads Hastings the inhabitants of Styles Arms and Christie s readers on a fact finding mission to unravel the case As Styles gained in popularity Christie found that she had a formula that worked with cases starring her famous Belgian detective As with many of Christie s future cases featuring Poirot he has all the principal players gather as he explains to them the crime motive and guilty party in an easy to follow step by step manner And as with many cases Poirot introduces a new piece of evidence toward the end that plays a significant role in the case Christie s cases are always fun to read even if it is tricky to guess whodunit based on the lack of this key clue Yet I keep reading her cases and other mysteries to sharpen my mind and keep my little gray cells in order It is a good thing that February does not last too much longer or I would probably be reading a case featuring the famous Belgian detective before the calendar turns to spring 4 stars

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  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles
  • Agatha Christie
  • English
  • 19 February 2018
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