The Mysterious Affair at Styles

A Detective Story (Modern Library Classics)

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Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorpe, and how did the murderer penetrate and escape from her locked bedroom? Sus-pects abound in the quaint village of Styles St. Mary—from the heiress’s fawning new husband to her two stepsons, her v ...Continua
sfone
Wrote 6/28/20

白羅的出道作就讓讀者耗盡腦子裡的灰細胞,可以不要這樣翻轉又吊人胃口嗎?

Evadora
Wrote 4/12/19
Surely the first case
I was a tad let down by the narrator, its contribution led only to misguiding you during your personal investigation throughout the novel - no matter how hard is to uncover the murderer in a Christie's story, you have to try it! Anyway as the first...Continua
Tabathua
Wrote 3/4/16

Molto incerta tra 5 e 4 stelline. Alla fine ne metto 4 solo perché personalmente il classico giallo inglese di cui la Christie è regina per me è un po' troppo cervellotico. Però niente da dire, nel suo genere questo è un capolavoro! Chapeau.

I had never read Agatha Christie's first novel, but now I see that all the elements that characterised her style are already there. I'm still not the biggest Poirot fan, but this is a very entertaining read.

Gallo69
Wrote 11/23/13
Il primo di una lunga serie

Tutto quello che si può e si deve chiedere a un giallo. Ottimo intreccio, personaggi ben riusciti, campagna inglese nel suo splendore. È il meraviglioso Poirot. Ed era solo il primo... Grazie a Dio ne arriveranno tanti altri...


Benguitar90
Wrote Jan 13, 2011, 10:14
Console yourself, my friend. We may hunt together again, who knows? And then...
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Benguitar90
Wrote Jan 13, 2011, 10:13
The Golden Age of Detective Fiction became a period in which the greatest authors saw the story as an attempt bt the writer to foll the reader, and many of them had their own methods in doing so. […] Christie specialized in the Least Likely Suspect g...Continua
Benguitar90
Wrote Jan 13, 2011, 10:11
Agatha Christie sent the typescript for The Mysterious Affair at Styles – the book that introduced Hercules Poirot and in many ways began the “Golden Age of Detective Fiction” – to three publishers and received three rejection notices, ranging from t...Continua

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