Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Agatha Christie

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Fiction, Mystery

This is the first novel to feature Christie's detective Hercule Poirot, and involves the death of a family matriarch, and who would stand to profit from it. She was poisoned, that was obvious, but the means of delivery is unclear, as is the benefactor... and as it seems she was writing a new will, the need to uncover the murderer is very important.

The story itself is very well plotted out in the manner that is so common to the era, with diagrams and a certain technical knowledge presupposed on the part of the reader. it's not bad, honestly... if you like Poirot.

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