The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot, Bk 1)
The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Hercule Poirot, Bk 1 Author:Agatha Christie Dapper, brilliant Monsieur Poirot, renowned Chief of Belgian Police, found a new home in England through the generosity of Emily Cavendish, Mistress of Styles Court. Poirot quickly discovered a startling way to repay his benefactress. A coroner's jury named her a victim of murder by person or persons unknown. And the eccentric detective came... more » out of retirement- knowing he was the only man who could catch her killer.« less
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.
here is the official Agatha Christie website. There are lots of fan-based sites too, as a search will reveal. here is one of the better ones.