Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Agatha Christie

This was a re-read for me, but as it has been so many years since I first read it, it felt new again. This book was Agatha Christie's first published book (in 1920) and it was also the book that introduced the world to the marvelous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and it is so easy to understand why her mysteries have stood the test of time and are still so popular today. Agatha Christie drops clues like bread crumbs and the trails seem to lead the reader in every possible direction. One minute you're sure one character is the murderer and by the next chapter you're sure it's someone else. Like Poirot's sidekick Hastings, you are still guessing who the murderer is when Poirot makes his big reveal.

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