Set in the hotel of Styles Court in Styles, Essex County, England, this is Agatha Christie's first published novel featuring Belgian detective Hercule Poirot
. Arthur Hastings is a retired military captain who wants to stay in a peaceful country home, but discovers it is anything but
An aging heiress, fatally poisoned; the door to her room locked from the inside, the charred remains of a will in her fireplace are some of the ingredients in this absorbing tale of murder, jealousy and greed. Agatha Christie's classic introduces Hercule Poirot, the brilliant and amazing Belgian detective.--Submitted by Anonymous
Agatha Christie takes us on a tumultuous journey of life in a chateau, with a quick indicting and an even quicker acquittal, love ensuing from an inflicted ordeal and of course the brilliant and scrupulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Told from the perspective of Mr. Hastings a war hero who adds and aide's to the Discovery of the true Criminal.--Submitted by Mahesh Hosamani
Well, the name Agatha Christie needs no introduction but surely the story does. It was her debut novel, a crime fiction in genre that paved the popularity of the Belgian detective, Mr Hercule Poirot. In the realm of detective fiction, this Poirot is definitely known for his queer and eccentric personality, baffling habits and ever-loved moustaches. Before plunging into the book, it is advisable to get a clear idea of how the concept of the character of the investigator emerged.....And happy reading and have a good day!--Submitted by Ananda Shankar
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