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The mysterious affair at Styles : a detective story / Agatha Christie ; introduction by Elizabeth George.

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  • ISBN: 9781588363947 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
  • ISBN: 1588363945 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
  • ISBN: 9781588363947 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
  • ISBN: 1588363945 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 203 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2003.

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Summary, etc.: The novel is set in England during World War I at Styles, an Essex country manor. The manor is owned by the wealthy widow Emily Inglethorp, who has recently remarried to a much younger man, Alfred Inglethorp. Emily's two stepsons, John and Lawrence Cavendish, as well as John's wife Mary and several other people, also live at Styles. Late one night, the residents of Styles wake to find Emily Inglethorp dying of what proves to be strychnine poisoning. Captain Hastings, a house guest, enlists the help of his friend Hercule Poirot, who is staying in the nearby village, Styles St. Mary to piece together events surrounding the murder. On the day she was killed, Emily Inglethorp was overheard arguing with someone, most likely her husband, Alfred, or her stepson, John. Afterwards, she seemed quite distressed and, apparently, made a new will--which no one can find. Nobody can explain how or when the strychnine was administered to Mrs. Inglethorp. High on Poirot's list of suspects are: John Cavendish, the elder stepson; Mary Cavendish, his wife; Lawrence Cavendish, the younger stepson; Evelyn Howard, Mrs. Inglethorpe's companion; Cynthia Murdoch, her protegee; and Dr. Bauerstein, a mysterious stranger who lives in Essex. All have motive and opportunity but only Poirot can discover the truth.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Random House Publishing Group, 2003. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 945 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 518 KB).
Subject: Poirot, Hercule (Fictitious character)
Private investigators > England > 20th century > Fiction.
Rich people > Crimes against > England > Fiction.
Married women > Crimes against > England > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Belgians > England > 20th century > Fiction.
England > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
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