Book Reviews of The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot, Bk 1)

The Mysterious Affair at Styles  (Hercule Poirot, Bk 1)
The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Hercule Poirot, Bk 1
Author: Agatha Christie
ISBN-13: 9780586045152
ISBN-10: 0586045155
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 192
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Much as I enjoyed this, I have to say that I didn't think this was among Christie's best. I found the plot a little convoluted and hard to follow sometimes. I found some of the characters difficult to tell apart at times (although I think that's something that I sometimes struggle with, since I am terrible at remembering names). Perhaps it's because I haven't read a Christie for a while, and need to "acclimatize" myself to the style. But perhaps, it's simply that this was Agatha's first book.

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Helpful Score: 1
This is the book that introduces the world to Hercule Poirot, the world famous Belgian detective and Capt. Hastings as well. It is typical Christie....unexpected and full of red herrings...Gotta love Agatha Christie.....
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My first Christie book and I'm hooked.
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I enjoy the dry subtle humor of Christie's work.
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another great book for all agatha christie fans. a must read.
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A clever little story and classic Agatha Christie, full of plot turns and impossible coincidences. I enjoyed it.
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Classic mystery by Agatha Christie - elegant story teller!
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This was my first Agatha Christie book as well as my first audiobook. I was not disappointed in either! I can see why Hercule Poirot is a very good detective, because I had no idea whodunit!
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Another great Poirot mystery read beautifully by David Suchet (who played Poirot on PBS.) Highly recommend.
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CHRISTIE CLASSIC, SOME CONSIDER IT HER BEST.
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This is the book that not only launched Dame Agatha's career, but introduced Belgian detective Hercule Poirot to the world.
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.
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This is the book that introduces the world to Hercule Poirot, the world famous Belgian detective and Capt. Hastings as well. It is typical Christie....unexpected and full of red herrings...Gotta love Agatha Christie.....
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This is the first of the Poirot stories, and it makes clear why Christie's quirky Belgian detective has enjoyed such long popularity. The story is a standard one, about suspicious death at an English country house, but the characters and plot twists elevate it about the usual, and the writing is first-rate.
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This is the book that introduces the world to Hercule Poirot, the world famous Belgian detective and Capt. Hastings as well. It is typical Christie....unexpected and full of red herrings...Gotta love Agatha Christie.....
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Good book setting up the Hercule Poirot character for future books. Its the first of this series of classic detective stories.
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This is the first Christie book to feature Poirot. If you don't already like Poirot, this book will make you fall in love with everyone's favorite Belgium Detective.
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How could you not love Agatha?
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Agatha Christie launches the legendary career of Hercule Poirot with this classic tale of intrigue. Did one of the Cavendish brothers poison their stepmother, Mrs. Iglethorp, or was it her new husband? Nadia May reads with such a delightful English accent, intonation, and careful pacing that the suspense and drama build gradually. Each character is easily distinguishable and a treat to listen to, especially Poirot. This baffling tale with many characters is a bit difficult to follow but well worth the effort. The compulsion to discover the truth is motive enough for all readers.
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one of Agatha's Christie's best and one of my personal favorites
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This is a hardback edition that has footnotes explaining some of the more obscure references in the book. It also has a ribbon bookmark, not to mention that it is a very good mystery!
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This may be the best Poirot/Hastings mystery. It gives you a real flavor of Britain at the beginning of the war and of English country life at the time. One of my all time favorite Christie.
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Great story.
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2 cassettes/ 3 hours. Read by Hugh Fraser (Capt Hasting ins the BBC films). Abridged.
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This is a new copy - still in shrink wrap. Received as a gift and I had a copy already.