Review: The Mysterious Affair At Styles (Hercule Poirot #1) by Agatha Christie

Summary (Goodreads):

The famous case that launched the career of Hercule Poirot. When a wealthy heiress is murdered, Poirot steps out of retirement to find the killer. As the master detective makes his way through the list of suspects, he finds the solution in an elaborately planned scheme almost impossible to believe.

 

Review:

Another day, another mystery by the great lady of mystery herself, Agatha Christie, with Hercule Poirot at the center of his first case in England.

Lady Inglethorpe is murdered and everyone in the house is a suspect. The complexity of the plot and how it was executed was very well done. We are presented with the most obvious suspect, they ruled out, which leaves everyone else in the line of suspicion.

I enjoyed this one immensely mostly because of the little Belgian detective, but also because of the complexity of the murderer’s plam. Now, I am partial to Hercule Poirot, which may account for my positive reaction, but I have noticed that the novels based on him are much better written than those of other detectives.

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