The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie is currently sitting next to my bed (finished).
Agatha Christie wrote and published The Mysterious Affair at Styles in 1920. The novel is a mystery set in England during World War I. Hercule Poirot, the novel’s protagonist, is a Belgian refugee living in London. Poirot is assigned to investigate the murder of Emily Inglethorpe, a wealthy woman. To solve the case, Poirot must employ his detective skills. The novel is one of Christie’s most well-known works, and it has been adapted for film and television numerous times.
The title of the novel refers to the mysterious events surrounding Emily Inglethorpe’s death.
When The Mysterious Affair at Styles was first published, it received rave reviews. It was lauded for its masterful plotting and Christie’s use of the detective genre to craft a suspenseful and thrilling story. The book was also hailed for its portrayal of Poirot, who was regarded as a distinct and intriguing detective.