The Mysterious Affair at Styles: The 100th Anniversary Edition - Poirot (Paperback)Agatha Christie (author)
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Marking exactly 100 years since the publication of Agatha Christie's first novel, this new edition includes a previously deleted chapter and a newly discovered essay, 'Drugs and Detective Stories', in which Agatha Christie reminisces about the inspiration for Poirot's first case.
'Beware! Peril to the detective who says: "It is so small - it does not matter..." Everything matters.'
After the Great War, life can never be the same again. Wounds need healing, and the horror of violent death banished into memory.
Captain Arthur Hastings is invited to the rolling country estate of Styles to recuperate from injuries sustained at the Front. It is the last place he expects to encounter murder. Fortunately he knows a former detective, a Belgian refugee, who has grown bored of retirement...
'Agatha Christie is the gateway drug to crime fiction thanks to her storytelling skills. Just one book is never enough...' VAL McDERMID
'What a writer. A hundred years after her first novel, and we are all still standing in her shadow.' ANDREW TAYLOR
'Agatha Christie must surely be the most imitated author in the entire canon of literature - what greater acclaim could there be?' PETER JAMES
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
"Almost too ingenious ... very clearly and brightly told." Times Literary Supplement
"Very well contrived." Sunday Times
"Altogether a skilful tale and a talented first book." Daily News
"The most ingenious and absorbingly interesting tale of sensations and mystery we have read for a long time." Bookman
"Well written, well proportioned, and full of surprises. Lovers of good stories will, without exception, rejoice in this book." The British Weekly
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“The Mysterious Affair at Styles”
A good first novel that shows great promise. Whilst it does have its flaws (characters referred to by several variations of their names, unnecessary courtroom sequences), my interest is sufficiently raised to read the... More
This book is the first Poirot book ... it was sreiously gripping and hard to put down however, it was not my favourite book of Poirot's ... surprisingly ... but I still enjoyed if that makes sense
“The mysterious affair at Styles”
I found it rather hard to put down at times, and it gets very exciting, It was very cleverly written, despite not being the Very best of Poirot. An Awesome book if you love mysteries.
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