The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Agatha Christie

Wanda McCaddon (Narrator)

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6hrs 18min

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6hrs 18min

Abridgement

Unabridged

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Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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“Characteristic Christie cunning and subtle deception—Poirot scintillates.” Saturday Review of Literature

There were not less than seven people at the fashionable estate in Essex, England, who might have abided Emily Inglethorp if she were more dead than alive. There were not less than seven motives and no fewer than seven apparently fool-proof alibis when the wealthy lady of Styles lay dead in her own bed. Had the perfect crime been committed?

Here is the famous first case that launched the legendary career of Hercule Poirot. Agatha Christie’s brilliant and eccentric detective steps out of retirement and into the shadows of a classic mystery. The victim is a wealthy heiress. The suspects are her fortune-hunting husband, her jealous relatives, her hired companion, and others. The solution is a deadly scheme that can only be revealed by the master detective himself, Hercule Poirot.

Praise

“Characteristic Christie cunning and subtle deception—Poirot scintillates.” Saturday Review of Literature

“[Wanda McCaddon] devises distinct voices for each major character and delivers a thoroughly entertaining rendition.”  Library Journal

“[Wanda McCaddon] reads with such a delightful English accent, intonation, and careful pacing that the suspense and drama build gradually. Each character is easily distinguishable and a treat to listen to, especially Poirot.” AudioFile

“[McCaddon’s] performance is crisp, British, practiced, and assured. Her timing is impeccable, her accents unobtrusive; that is, they are so realistic that the listener’s pleasure is not marred.”  Kliatt

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Language English
Release Day Dec 31, 1999
Release Date January 1, 2000
Number in Series 1920
Series Display String The Hercule Poirot Mysteries
Release Date Machine 946684800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Traditional Detectives
Author Bio
Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was a British crime writer best known for her detective novels and short stories. According to Guinness World Records, she is the bestselling novelist of all time, her novels having sold over two billion copies and having been translated into more than one hundred languages. The Agatha Award for best mystery and crime writers was named in her honor.

Narrator Bio
Wanda McCaddon

Wanda McCaddon (d. 2023) narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, sometimes with the pseudonym Nadia May or Donada Peters. She earned the prestigious Audio Award for best narration and numerous Earphones Awards. She was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.

Overview

There were not less than seven people at the fashionable estate in Essex, England, who might have abided Emily Inglethorp if she were more dead than alive. There were not less than seven motives and no fewer than seven apparently fool-proof alibis when the wealthy lady of Styles lay dead in her own bed. Had the perfect crime been committed?

Here is the famous first case that launched the legendary career of Hercule Poirot. Agatha Christie’s brilliant and eccentric detective steps out of retirement and into the shadows of a classic mystery. The victim is a wealthy heiress. The suspects are her fortune-hunting husband, her jealous relatives, her hired companion, and others. The solution is a deadly scheme that can only be revealed by the master detective himself, Hercule Poirot.

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