The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Paperback)
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The first Hercule Poirot mystery, now published for the first time with a previously deleted scene and commentary from Agatha Christie expert John Curran.
This is the Agatha Christie book that started it all—the sublime introduction of her master sleuth, Hercule Poirot, and his now legendary powers of detection. Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorp 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 is on the case.
About the Author
Agatha Christie (1890-1976) est la reine incontestee et inegalee du roman policier classique. Nee a Torquay, son premier roman "La Mysterieuse Affaire de Styles" est publie en 1920 et voit la naissance d'un ecrivain et d'un personnage: Hercule Poirot. Tres vite, sa renommee est mondiale. Elle est a la tete d'une prodigieuse production litteraire et reste aujourd'hui l'un des auteurs les plus lus a travers le monde, toutes generations confondues.
“Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: that pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction.”
-Tana French, New York Times bestselling author
“Altogether a skillfull tale and a talented first book.”
-Daily News (UK)
“Almost too ingenious...very clearly and brightly told.”
-Times Literary Supplement (London)