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The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot, Bk 1) / Curtain (Hercule Poirot, Bk 39)
The Mysterious Affair at Styles / Curtain - Hercule Poirot, Bk 1 - Hercule Poirot, Bk 39 Author:Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot's first and last cases. — The Mysterious Affair at Styles: — Arthur Hastings arriving at Styles Court to visit an old friend and his family. While he is at the estate, the Mistress of the house is killed. By a lucky coincidence, Poirot is in the nearby village and free to investigate the matter. The cast of susp... more »ects is largely drawn from the woman's family. Poirot interviews them all in his unique style and his little grey cells are put to the test as he attempts to untangle the mystery as many twists and turns ensue.
"Nothing is so sad, in my opinion," muses Captain Hastings, "as the devastation wrought by age." In this final outing for the inimitable Hercule Poirot and his loyal friend Arthur Hastings, the body may be weak but Poirot's brain is still functioning magnificently. A murder will be committed, the famous detective tells his friend, and Hastings must function as Poirot's legs. Aging and failing in health, the once energetic Poirot is now confined to a wheelchair. However, that does not stop the two friends from once again going on the hunt together in a case Poirot himself tells Hastings will be his last case but his most interesting one.« less