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The mysterious affair at Styles : Poirot's first case, Agatha Christie

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The mysterious affair at Styles : Poirot's first case
Title
The mysterious affair at Styles
Title remainder
Poirot's first case
Statement of responsibility
Agatha Christie
Title variation
Mysterious affair at Styles
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The novel is set in England during World War I at Styles, an Essex country manor. The manor is owned by the wealthy widow Emily Inglethorp, who has recently remarried to a much younger man, Alfred Inglethorp. Emily's two stepsons, John and Lawrence Cavendish, as well as John's wife Mary and several other people, also live at Styles. Late one night, the residents of Styles wake to find Emily Inglethorp dying of what proves to be strychnine poisoning. Captain Hastings, a house guest, enlists the help of his friend Hercule Poirot, who is staying in the nearby village, Styles St. Mary to piece together events surrounding the murder. On the day she was killed, Emily Inglethorp was overheard arguing with someone, most likely her husband, Alfred, or her stepson, John. Afterwards, she seemed quite distressed and, apparently, made a new will--which no one can find. Nobody can explain how or when the strychnine was administered to Mrs. Inglethorp. High on Poirot's list of suspects are: John Cavendish, the elder stepson; Mary Cavendish, his wife; Lawrence Cavendish, the younger stepson; Evelyn Howard, Mrs. Inglethorpe's companion; Cynthia Murdoch, her protegee; and Dr. Bauerstein, a mysterious stranger who lives in Essex. All have motive and opportunity but only Poirot can discover the truth
Member of
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
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Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
020095
Cataloging source
HCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1890-1976
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christie, Agatha
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Hercule Poirot mysteries
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poirot, Hercule
  • Private investigators
  • Rich people
  • Married women
  • Murder
  • Belgians
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The mysterious affair at Styles : Poirot's first case, Agatha Christie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Commemorative edition.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780812977202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 00000343173
  • 14182
Label
The mysterious affair at Styles : Poirot's first case, Agatha Christie
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Commemorative edition.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780812977202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 00000343173
  • 14182

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