The Mysterious Affair at Styles

By Agatha Christie
Read by Wanda McCaddon

The Hercule Poirot Mysteries: Book 1920

6.28 Hours 01/01/1993 unabridged
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There were not less than seven people at the fashionable estate in Essex, England, who might have abided Emily Inglethorp if she were more dead than alive. There were not less than seven motives and no fewer than seven apparently fool-proof alibis when the wealthy lady of Styles lay dead in her own bed. Had the perfect crime been committed? Here is the famous first case that launched the legendary career of Hercule Poirot. Agatha Christie’s brilliant and eccentric detective steps out of retirement and into the shadows of a classic mystery. The victim is a wealthy heiress. The suspects are her fortune-hunting husband, her jealous relatives, her hired companion, and others. The solution is a deadly scheme that can only be revealed by the master detective himself, Hercule Poirot.

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Summary

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There were not less than seven people at the fashionable estate in Essex, England, who might have abided Emily Inglethorp if she were more dead than alive. There were not less than seven motives and no fewer than seven apparently fool-proof alibis when the wealthy lady of Styles lay dead in her own bed. Had the perfect crime been committed?

Here is the famous first case that launched the legendary career of Hercule Poirot. Agatha Christie’s brilliant and eccentric detective steps out of retirement and into the shadows of a classic mystery. The victim is a wealthy heiress. The suspects are her fortune-hunting husband, her jealous relatives, her hired companion, and others. The solution is a deadly scheme that can only be revealed by the master detective himself, Hercule Poirot.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Characteristic Christie cunning and subtle deception—Poirot scintillates.” Saturday Review of Literature
“[Wanda McCaddon] devises distinct voices for each major character and delivers a thoroughly entertaining rendition.”  Library Journal
“[Wanda McCaddon] reads with such a delightful English accent, intonation, and careful pacing that the suspense and drama build gradually. Each character is easily distinguishable and a treat to listen to, especially Poirot.” AudioFile
“[McCaddon’s] performance is crisp, British, practiced, and assured. Her timing is impeccable, her accents unobtrusive; that is, they are so realistic that the listener’s pleasure is not marred.”  Kliatt

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Author Bio: Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was a British crime writer best known for her detective novels and short stories. According to Guinness World Records, she is the best-selling novelist of all time, her novels having sold over four billion copies and having been translated into more than one hundred languages. The Agatha Award for best mystery and crime writers was named in her honor.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 6.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English