Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie
I just finished my first book for the R.I.P. V Challenge. I read Agatha Christie's book The Mysterious Affair at Styles on my iPod Touch. I have to say that I am so glad I gave Agatha Christie another chance. I tried reading her book Death on the Nile and just got confused with all the characters and bored of the plot. However, I just loved this one.
Lietenant Hastings is on holiday visiting some friends at their estate Styles. His friend John Cavendish lives at the estate with his elder step mother, his beautiful wife, his brother, and a bunch of other servants. The mother, Emily has also recently remarried and the whole household is against the new husband, Alfred Inglethorp. One night, the house is awakened by the mother who is dying. It turns out she was poisoned. Hastings calls on a friend to help: Hercule Poirot, Inspector.
This was such a fun little mystery. It is only thirteen chapters and has so many twists and turns that it kept me on my feet. Every time I thought it was someone it would turn out wrong and I would think the villain was someone else.
While writing this post, I found out that this book was Agatha Christie's first published novel, written in 1916 and published in 1920. So if you've never read an Agatha Christie novel or one involving Hercule Poirot, you might want to start here with this little gem.
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This has been a selection for the R.I.P. V Challenge
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