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The Mysterious Affair at Styles | [Agatha Christie]

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Recently, there had been some strange goings on at Styles St Mary. Evelyn, constant companion to old Mrs Inglethorp, had stormed out of the house muttering something about "a lot of sharks". And with her, something indefinable had gone from the atmosphere. Her presence had spelt security; now the air seemed rife with suspicion and impending evil.
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Recently, there had been some strange goings on at Styles St Mary. Evelyn, constant companion to old Mrs Inglethorp, had stormed out of the house muttering something about "a lot of sharks". And with her, something indefinable had gone from the atmosphere. Her presence had spelt security; now the air seemed rife with suspicion and impending evil.

©1920 Agatha Christie; (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

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  • C
    Sale, United Kingdom
    2/6/13
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    "Classic Christie"

    A classic Agatha Christie novel beautifully narrated by Hugh Fraser. Although I do find Poirot rather insufferable (my problem, I know), the story is engaging and kept me guessing about all the "insignificant" clues. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to it whilst baking!

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  • Mrs A
    Nottinghamshire, UK
    7/2/14
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    "Yawn!"

    Oh please....
    As with many Christie books, there are so many characters, it is hard to keep track of who is who and who has done what! At least with the TV/Film adaptations there is a face to the name.
    This was the 2nd Christie book I had "read" and it may be sacrilege to say, but I found it a little dull and to be fair, if you had all the information on the ‘who-done-it’, it would be easy to detect the killer.
    I was disappointed. I was determined to read or listen to all of her books this year as a personal challenge and I have given up after 6 - dare I say it??
    Yes - I dare…. They are boring!

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