The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

Genre: Fiction/ Mystery

Published On: October 1920

Print Length: 294

Rating: 3.7/5

About the Author: Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature-Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple-and author of The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in the history of modern theatre.

About the Book: Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorpe, and how did the murderer penetrate and escape from her locked bedroom? Suspects abound in the quaint village of Styles St. Mary–from the heiress’s fawning new husband to her two stepsons, her volatile housekeeper, and a pretty nurse who works in a hospital dispensary. Making his unforgettable debut, the brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is on the case.

Review: Believe it or not, I first got to know about Hercule Poirot when I watched The Murder on Orient express. That was exactly my cup of tea. I had a feeling it was based on a book and when a googled it. OVER 30 BOOKS ABOUT THIS LITTLE MAN. I was ecstatic. These are the exact kind of mysteries I’m down for and I decided to build the whole collection, book by book.

Coming back to this book.

I.. liked it. I wanted it to be more of a thriller than a mystery but that’s on me.

I didn’t love it but I didn’t hate it either.

I sure as heck did NOT expect the killer to be who it actually was. I was certifiably shocked. I was hoping for that too because it’s Agatha Christie we’re talking about here.

I thought the dialogue would be from Poirot’s POV. But then again if it were then we’d know who the killer was in the first chapter. So that was a good thing.

There’s nothing much to say about this book but this that I’m very much looking forward to reading rest of the series.

Happy Reading! ~ R

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