New Monthly 5 Book Review

"The Mysterious Affair at Styles" by Agatha Christie

Hi Everyone! My first book this time is "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" by Agatha Christie. 

I love Agatha Christie novels and I have a particular love for all things Poirot. This novel is the one where we are first introduced to Belgian private detective Hercule Poriot. 

The story itself is recounted by Captain Hastings, Poirot's close friend (who I believe does for Poirot what Dr Watson does for Sherlock Holmes) and has bursts of humour that only Captain Hastings could deliver. 

I like the 'clean' writing, bearing in mind the novel was first published in 1920, so there's none of the swear words that can make more than one appearance in more 'modern' literature. The plot and story as a whole draws you in and keeps you wanting to read to the end, to hear Poirot talk to the gathered characters and describe his deduction of the crime and name the murderer! 

If you are fond of Crime stories, have read Agatha Christie before, or even if you haven't, I would urge you to read this (and closely follow it with the rest of Agatha Christie's novels!). You might be a Poirot fan, or a Miss Marple fan (I'm a fan of Poirot), but whoever your detective of choice is, you're in for a good, entertaining read from Mrs Christie. 

I'm giving this book a 4 book score, not only did I really enjoy reading it, I would be happy to read it again!


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