Book Review: The Mysterious Affair at Styles

The Mysterious Affair at StylesThe Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I enjoyed reading this. Christie has a nice writing style, in keeping with the victorian kick I’ve been on. Still, I found Hastings to be difficult to like. He’s often petty and he’s frequently rather dumb. Still, I suppose that makes sense given how little insight there is into the mysterious workings of Poirot’s mind.

I’ve read other Poirot mysteries in the past and will probably read them in the future. They’re enjoyable. I just hope Hastings gets a bit more likable.

Book Source: DailyLit

2 thoughts on “Book Review: The Mysterious Affair at Styles

  1. Have you read “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd”? That is the best one, IMHO. I went on a big Agatha Christie kick when I was in 5th & 6th grade and that is the one that still stands out. Also: have you read Ngaio Marsh? She is roughly Christie’s contemporary and just as good. I am also fond of the Agatha Raisin series by MC Beaton, which seem to be a contemporary comedic take on the whole British cozies genre.
    I read (or did when I had time!!) a lot of mysteries. They are one of my more favorite genres to read.


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