Emily Inglethorp has been poisoned. And it seems everyone at Styles Court, from the hired help to family members, had a motive-and the means. But with Detective Hercule Poirot out of retirement and on the case, no one's getting away with murder.
The Mysterious Affair at Styles was not only Agatha Christie's debut; it also introduced her illustrious detective character to the world. Poirot's "little grey cells" would be put to the test in thirty-three more novels, but it was here that Christie and her unflappable Belgian sleuth would set the unimpeachable standard for the modern murder mystery.
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Revised edition: Previously published as The Mysterious Affair at Styles, this edition of The Mysterious Affair at Styles (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.
Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was an English crime novelist legendary for penning the tales featuring fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, The Mousetrap, and fourteen short-story collections. She assumed the title of Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1971 for her outstanding work in literature, and the Guinness World Records lists her as the bestselling novelist of all time.