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Dear me, Poirot, I said with a sigh, I think you have explained everything And how wonderful of you to wait until page 230 to finally shed light on all your absurd behavior throughout the book, and to justify and the red herrings and narrative padding But of course, it could only be so in the classic style of a fiendish murder mystery Why, in fact, though this is but the first To celebrate completing my 1000th book of the decade, I chose Agatha Christie s first Hercule Poirot mystery novel for this reading slot I am especially proud of this milestone because earlier in the decade when I was working full time there was one month September 2014 where I only read one book and two months where I only read two books May and June 2012 Agatha Christie wrote this novel in 1916, and it was first published in the United States by John Lane for 2.00 per copy in October 1920 It was first published in the United Kingdom by The Bodley Head in January 1921 and could be purchased for seven shillings and sixpence Another historically significant fact is that when Penguin Books first began publishing in 1935, this novel was one of the first 10 books they published.Agatha Christie did not start out as a Master of the mystery genre, but she persisted and went on to solve some difficult literary problems with the genre via her books literary problems that had even stumped the illustrious Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Specifically, the problem with introducing too many clues that end up canceling each other out.And, she knows her Shakespeare The line from 1602 s Hamlet is, 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 bored.There 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 one 1 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 writ 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 squeeze in another In fact, February should be mystery month On that note, what better way to spend the lingering winter days with the Queen 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 request 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 man [ Book ] ♲ The Mysterious Affair at Styles ⚖ Amazing Book, The Mysterious Affair At Styles Author Agatha Christie This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book The Mysterious Affair At Styles, Essay By Agatha Christie Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You Ok Let s get down to business This is an old fashioned British mystery novel So much information Trying to keep it all straight in my head was extremely difficult My brain was all over the place but that s what makes a good mystery, in my opinion This is the first book starring the world famous Hercule Poirot and his friend Hastings Poirot is an eccentric detective from Belgium who fled to England during WWI Hastings is a little on the dramatic side, always jumps to the wrong conclusions, and never catches on to the hints that Poirot throws his way It definitely helps inject some humor into what would normally be very dour subject matter The first part of this book other than the murder of course is a little slow due to character building, so for about the first 100 pages After that, Scotland Yard gets involved and that s when things start to get a bit interesting The investigation heats up There are six suspects People start being cleared or becoming suspicious At this point it could be anyone Everyone in this book seems a little shady for one reason or another The servants seem to be the only ones you do The Mysterious Affair at Styles Hercule Poirot 1 , original publication year 1920Characters Hercule Poirot, Inspector Japp, Arthur Hastings, John Cavendish, Emily Inglethorp, Alfred Inglethorp, Cynthia Murdoch, Mary Cavendish, Evie Howard, Lawrence Cavendish.Abstract The famous case that launched the career of Hercule Poirot When a wealthy heiress 1 1920 1887 1909 1920 1916 , 3 9 2017 This is Agatha Christie s debut novel, published in 1920, and the first featuring her detective, Hercule Poirot By any standards it is an assured and well written debut novel and, considering the period it was written, it is also remarkably undated Apparently, Agatha Christie was challenged by her sister to write a detective story, for which I am eternally grateful, as this was her offering Like one of the characters in this novel, Agatha worked in the dispensary of a local hospital and gained a knowledge of poisons, which she used in her novel She also saw the arrival of Belgian refugees during WWI, which gave her detective his background Our narrator, Hastings, writes an account of the Affair at Styles He has been invalided home from the Front, when he is invited to stay at Styles with an old friend, John Cavendish John lives at Styles with his wife, Mary, his brother, Laurence, his step mother, her companion, Evie Howard and his mother s ward, Cynthia Recently, there has been another addition to the household too, as his step mother has remarried the much younger Alfred Inglethorp Alfred has caused an air of constraint to the household and, when Mrs Inglethorp is murdered, he is the natural suspect.Nearby, M Poirot has been staying in a house provided by Mrs Inglethorp, along with other Belgian refugees Hastings knew Poirot well and, when the murde First Read September 2016, Rating 4 StarsSecond Read November 2018, Rating 4 StarsThis is the first installment in the Hecule Poirot series and was just as brilliant as every other detective book I have read by the undoubted Queen of crime fiction The novel is set in an English manor house, Styles, owned by the the Cavendish family Hastings, our protagonist, is staying with the family in their regal abode when the unexpected and inexplicable murder of Emily Cavendish or the recently referred to, Emily Inglethorpe occurs The murder scene, a locked bedroom, baffles detectives and family alike, and it is up to the famous Belgian detective to solve this unsolvable puzzle.I already knew a death would occur before I even turned the first page, as this is a Christie novel, but that didn t dampen the thrilling atmosphere The emphasis placed on Mrs Cavendish Inglethorp s as yet untasted coffee early in the novel also led me to a premature conclusion concerning the victim and the means of her demise Even this didn t hamper my enjoyment, but added to it I adore playing the amateur sleuth and seeing if my predictions come true And that is where Christie s brilliance lies She involves the reader in the crime and places them in Poirot s role, in the hope of uncovering the clues th