The Mysterious Affair at Styles

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

The Mysterious Affair at Styles was Christie's first published novel written during World War I (1916), during which she served as a nurse. It was published in the United States in 1920. Her crime story introduces her long-time character, a Belgian officer with a twirly mustache and egg-shaped head, Inspector Hercule Poirot, (who would later become Chief Inspector). Christie's novel was one of the first published paperbacks in 1935 by Penguin Books. Her novel is featured in our collections of Detective Novels and WWI Books.

Table of Contents

Chapter I. I Go to Styles

Chapter II. The 16th and 17th of July

Chapter III. The Night of the Tragedy

Chapter IV. Poirot Investigates

Chapter V. "It isn't Strychnine, is it?"

Chapter VI. The Inquest

Chapter VII. Poirot Pays His Debts

Chapter VIII. Fresh Suspicions

Chapter IX. Dr. Bauerstein

Chapter X. The Arrest

Chapter XI. The Case for the Prosecution

Chapter XII. The Last Link

Chapter XIII. Poirot Explains

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