The Mysterious Affair at Styles: The First Hercule Poirot Mystery

The Mysterious Affair at Styles: The First Hercule Poirot Mystery

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Agatha Christie's debut novel was the first to feature Hercule Poirot, her famously eccentric Belgian detective.

A refugee of the Great War, Poirot is settling in England near Styles Court, the country estate of his wealthy benefactress, the elderly Emily Inglethorp. When Emily is poisoned and the authorities are baffled, Poirot puts his prodigious sleuthing skills to work.

Suspects are plentiful, including the victim's much younger husband, her resentful stepsons, her longtime hired companion, a young family friend working as a nurse, and a London specialist on poisons who just happens to be visiting the nearby village. All of them have secrets they are desperate to keep, but none can outwit Poirot as he navigates the ingenious red herrings and plot twists that earned Agatha Christie her well-deserved reputation as the queen of mystery.

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 04/30/2019
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.10w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9780525565109

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.5
Point Value: 9
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 49878 / Mysterious Affair at Styles

About the Author
Agatha Christie is the world's best-known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language, and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her writing career spanned more than half a century, during which she wrote 79 novels and a short story collection, as well as 14 plays, one of which, The Mousetrap, is the longest running play in history. Two of the characters she created, the brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Marple, went on to become world famous detectives. Both have been widely dramatized in feature films and made-for-TV movies. Agatha Christie died in 1976.