The family suspects the new husband, but he wasn't at home on the night of the murder. Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2016, Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2007. Well I did and here we are. My brain was all over the place but that's what makes a good mystery, in my opinion. Very satisfying. There's plenty to get wrapped up in this year from Acorn's international grove of delights. When Poirot's benefactor, Mrs. Inglethorp dies mysteriously one night, Poirot and Hastings work together to investigate the matter. The cane! Many of the ladies had long flowing dresses that swept the floor when they walked. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. There are about a dozen different options and I have no idea which one is the best one to get. "Nature is untidy. Poirot and Hastings are good and the story is absorbing, at least at first. And, it introduces her most famous and appreciated detective, Hercule Poirot. The aloof and generally unlikable Alfred Inglethorp immediately is a suspect and gives an incredibly poor showing at the coroner's hearing. This is a "MUST READ! Overall, The Mysterious Affair at Styles is an irresistible, appealing and entertaining murder mystery. Directed by Ross Devenish. But literally billions of books sold, without question. Apparently, Agatha Christie was challenged by her sister to write a detective story, for which I am eternally grateful, as this was her offering. And that too a Agatha Christie Mystery needs no review. Not her sort of occasion, at least later in life, and perhaps not really her class. The country-house-party murder is a stereotype in the detective-story genre, which Christie makes no great use of. Hercule Poirot is called upon to investigate the death by Captain Hastings, who is a guest at the manor. (You don’t go to Agatha Christie for sparkling character comedy, even if some of the movie adaptations of her works make it appear that way.) Also in the village are Belgian refugees, including Poirot. Two things come to mind... (1) It's a good thing I wasn't alive when she died because I would have been so miserable to be around. Set in 1917 and based on Agatha Christie's first book, "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" is sort of a prequel to the regular Poirot series (in fact, it reminded me somewhat of the recent Casino Royale - right down to the absence of the classic opening credits and the gradual introduction of the familiar music theme - only the timeline here makes much more sense). This adaptation of the book is not my favourite episode of the wonderful Agatha Christie:Poirot series, but it is ever bit as compelling as the book and more. But let's just. But the famous classics are so good!). But literally billions of books sold, without question.

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