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In the midst of World War I, the residents of Styles wake one morning to find Emily Inglethorpe has been fatally poisoned. Captain Hastings, staying with the family, enlists the help of his old friend, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. With the evidence mounting against one member of the family, Poirot uses his unique deductive technique to prove who really killed Emily.
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Agatha Christie was born in 1890 and created the detective Hercule Poirot in her debut novel, ""The Mysterious Affair at Styles"" (1920). She achieved wide popularity with ""The Murder of Roger Ackroyd"" (1926) and produced a total of eighty novels and short-story collections over six decades. Twenty-four of Christie's best whodunits are now available from Black Dog & Leventhal as part of their bestselling hardcover Agatha Christie Collection.About the Author:
Agatha Christie (1890–1976), one of the most popular authors of all time and known the Queen of Crime, is the author of eighty novels and short-story collections, including The Mysterious Affair at Styles, And Then There Were None, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, and The Mirror Crack'd.
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