Monday, October 06, 2014

Teaser Tuesday 237: The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current book or recent read.
* Share a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere in the book.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!




I finished The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie Sunday night. This classic mystery was the first to feature the iconic Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. This was an excellent read, one I highly recommend.


We strained and heaved together. The framework of the door was solid, and for a long time it resisted our efforts, but at last we felt it give beneath our weight, and finally, with a resounding crash, it was burst open.

(Chapter 3)






ABOUT THE BOOK:

Agatha Christie is the most popular mystery writer of all time. With over two billion copies of her books in print, her genius for detective fiction is unparalleled. She is truly the one and only Queen of Crime.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles introduces Hercule Poirot, the brilliant—and eccentric—detective who, at a friend's request, steps out of retirement—and into the shadows of a classic mystery on the outskirts of Essex. The victim is the wealthy mistress of Styles Court, found in her locked bedroom with the name of her husband on her dying lips. Poirot has a few questions for her fortune-hunting new spouse, her aimless stepsons, her private doctor, and her hired companion. The answers are positively poisonous. Who's responsible, and why, can only be revealed by the master detective himself.




14 comments:

Kim Griffin said...

Hmm...wonder what's behind the door? Great teaser! Here's my TT. Happy reading!

Alice Audrey said...

Is this for a reading challenge or a return to norm?

I've seen several of the Hercule Poirot stories on TV, but haven't ready any yet.

Cleo Bannister said...

You can't beat an Agatha Christie novel to provide a great teaser. Thanks for visiting my TT http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/teaser-tuesday-october-7/

Heather said...

Kim: Guess you'll have to pick up the book to find out! *grin*

Alice: I have a norm?? This one is both pleasure and a seasonal reading reading challenge (it's my "M" in "autumn").

Cleo: You really can't! ☺

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I wonder what was behind that door? Suspenseful...thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Laura Thomas said...

Agatha has a way of wanting you to race to the end to find the answers. I've been reading her books for years and each one is different, special. So, what's behind that door? LOL
here is my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/10/07/teaser-tuesdays-84-the-death-of-death/

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Wow - two BILLION copies of her books! You can't argue with success. This sounds like a good one.
My Tuesday post features SAVING SHELBY SUMMERS.

Yvonne said...

You can't go wrong with an Agatha Christie book!

Claudia {Sparrowhawk} said...

Are they breaking in or just trying to get to the other side of the door? Great tease! :)

Heather said...

Laurel-Rain: Read the book, LOL!

laura: I read several of her books in HS, and recently picked up a bunch to read -- or reread as the case may be. I've also seen a lot of the BBC's movie adaptations, which has interested me some of her works.

Heather said...

Sandra: Yup, two billion copies, with the bulk of them featuring Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Not only was this a good mystery, it was also a fast read. I need to read more of her books...

Heather said...

Yvonne: Nope, you surely can't! ☺

Claudia: I'm not saying -- you'll have to pick up the book to find out. ;-)

Tribute Books Mama said...

Love her books, sounds good.

Heather said...

It was good. If you haven't read this one, I think you'll like it. ☺