Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Author: Agatha Christie
Title: The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Number of Pages: 160
First Publication: 1920
Genre: Mystery
Synopsis: "The heiress of Styles has been murdered, dying in agony from strychnine slipped into her coffee. And there are plenty who would gain from her death: the financially strapped stepson, the gold digging younger husband, and an embittered daughter-in-law.

Agatha Christie's eccentric and hugely popular detective, Hercule Poirot, was introduced to the world in this book, which launched her career as the most famous and best loved of all mystery writer."

When Lady Inglethrop is poisoned one night, Captain Hasting's enlists the help of his old friend Poirot to solve the case. But as family secrets come to light the whole house comes under suspicion. For not everyone is as innocent as you might think.
The Mysterious Affair at Styles is a moderately fast past murder mystery, with plenty of red herrings that will leave you wondering who the real culprit is.
Agatha Christie's work never fails to leave me guessing with every turn of the page.
Rating 5 out of 5 cameo pendents

The next book up for review is Curtain by Agatha Christie.

Dame Orchid

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