The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

The Mysterious Affair at Styles Agatha Christie Book Review

Title: The Mysterious Affair at Style
Author: Agatha Christie
Genre: Mystery
How I got the book: I bought it

Summary (from Amazon):

In her first published mystery, Agatha Christie introduced readers to her Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. When the wealthy mistress of Styles Court is murdered, Poirot is on hand to wade through the confusing clues and long list of suspects! A classic whodunit.

My Review: (may contain spoilers!):

I have heard so many great things about Agatha Christie and her classic mystery novels. I thought it was high time I read one of her books.

This particular novel was a quick read, but I have to admit that it took me a while to get through. This novel was originally published in 1920, so you can imagined that the writing style is a bit different from most novels today. I was never very good at reading old classics and actually understanding what was going on.

I took my time with this novel because it was well-written and who doesn’t love a good mystery? The mystery itself was good, though there were quite a few characters. I got confused with a few of the characters throughout the novel.

Overall, it was a good read. I do plan on reading more of her books.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles gets 4 out of 5 stars.

Favorite Quote:

“Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.” –Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles

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16 thoughts on “The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

  1. Heard many great things about Agatha Christie. Perhaps I should look up one of her novels, especially since I love that old writing style.

    Thanks for the heads up

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