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The Resource The Mysterious Affair at Styles

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Label
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Title
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Statement of responsibility
Agatha Christie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorpe, and how did the murderer penetrate and escape from her locked bedroom? Sus-pects 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. "The key to the success of this style of detective novel," writes Elizabeth George in her Introduction, "lies in how the author deals with both the clues and the red herrings, and it has to be said that no one bettered Agatha Christie at this game."
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Summary
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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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020095
Cataloging source
HCO
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1890-1976
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  • Christie, Agatha
  • George, Elizabeth
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Hercule Poirot mysteries
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:94e43cab-e346-409b-9ea3-f12249458ae9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781588363947
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:94e43cab-e346-409b-9ea3-f12249458ae9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781588363947
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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