The Mysterious Affair at Styles, published in 1920, was Agatha Christie’s first crime novel and the first outing for her world famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot.
Complete and unabridged. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an introduction by Barry Forshaw.
When Arthur Hastings is injured during World War One and sent back to England, his old friend John Cavendish invites him to recuperate at his country house, Styles Court. Despite the beautiful surroundings, Hastings detects that all is not well amongst the inhabitants of the house. His suspicions are confirmed when John’s wealthy step-mother, Emily Inglethorp, is found dead in her bedroom; she has been poisoned and the door is locked from the inside. Who could have murdered her and how did they do it? Hastings calls on his old friend Hercule Poirot to uncover the truth of this baffling crime.
About the Author
Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature-Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple-and author of The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in the history of modern theatre. Christie was born in Torquay, Devon in 1890. She died in 1976 in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.