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
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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 32%
tense 17%
lighthearted 16%
funny 15%
challenging 10%
relaxing 8%
dark 6%
reflective 6%
informative 4%
emotional 2%
hopeful 1%

Pace

medium 58%
fast 30%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 71% | A mix: 22% | Character: 5%

Strong character development?

No: 67% | Yes: 15% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 21% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 79% | Yes: 12% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 53% | Yes: 27% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

3.79

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