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Mysterious Affair at Styles, The

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Mysterious Affair at Styles, The
Title
Mysterious Affair at Styles, The
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Agatha Christie
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Hercule Poirot in
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eng
Summary
This is the very first Poirot/Hastings story. Set in 1916, we meet Captain Hastings as he is invalided out of the Great War and goes to convalesce at Styles Court, the family home of his great friend, John Cavendish. By an extraordinary coincidence, billeted in the village is a brilliant little retired detective with an egg-shaped head, who made a considerable impression on the Captain when he was in Belgium. Styles is not a happy household and in the blistering summer heat, tensions mount. Even so, the tragic murder which occurs is not expected. The entire family is drawn into the case but with their reluctant permission, Hastings calls upon the services of the diminutive Belgian. Thus begins one of the great partnerships and friendships in the history of crime. John Moffatt stars as Hercule Poirot, Simon Williams as Captain Hastings and Philip Jackson as Detective Inspector Japp, who already has reason to be indebted to the distinguished and unique hero of so many mysteries. A destroyed will, a shattered coffee cup, an old envelope — such are the seemingly unrelated details surrounding the murder of Mrs Inglethorp, mistress of Styles Court. With a thoroughness that is to become legendary, Hercule Poirot, the methodical little Belgian, begins his first — and perhaps most fascinating — investigation. Cast includes Philip Jackson, Nicola McAuliffe and Simon Williams
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There has been a murder at Styles Court. Detective Poirot comes out of retirement to solve who would want the rich heiress Inglethorp dead, and would have the impudence to poison her. The jagged plot turns keep Poirot - and the reader - guessing as suspicion shifts from one peculiar character to the next. In Agatha Christie's first published work, the reader meets Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, destined to become the central detective of her mystery novels
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10135588
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1890-1976
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Agatha Christie
Dewey number
823.912
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Performed by John Moffat and a full cast
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Series statement
Hercule Poirot mysteries
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0001
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective
Target audience
adult
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Mysterious Affair at Styles, The
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ODILO:034300008199
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electronic
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True
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9781408482063
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Mysterious Affair at Styles, The
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digital storage
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unknown
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ODILO:034300008199
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electronic
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True
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9781408482063
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other
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