The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Hercule Poirot #1

Agatha Christie

186 pages first pub 1920 (editions)

fiction classics crime mystery mysterious medium-paced

Description

One morning at Styles Court, an Essex country manor, the elderly owner is found dead of strychnine poisoning. Arthur Hastings, a soldier staying there on sick leave from the Western Front, ventures out to the nearby village of Styles St. Mary to a...

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Moods

mysterious 97%
adventurous 33%
tense 17%
lighthearted 16%
funny 14%
challenging 9%
relaxing 7%
dark 6%
reflective 5%
informative 3%
emotional 1%

Pace

medium 59%
fast 30%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 73% | A mix: 21% | Character: 4%

Strong character development?

No: 68% | Yes: 15% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 20% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 81% | Yes: 10% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 51% | Yes: 27% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

3.79

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