Agatha Christie’s first ever murder mystery, now presented as a sumptuous special edition hardback.
‘Beware! Peril to the detective who says: “It is so small – it does not matter…” Everything matters.’
After the Great War, life can never be the same again. Wounds need healing, and the horror of violent death banished into memory.
Captain Arthur Hastings is invited to the rolling country estate of Styles to recuperate from injuries sustained at the Front. It is the last place he expects to encounter murder. Fortunately he knows a former detective, a Belgian refugee, who has grown bored of retirement…
The first Hercule Poirot mystery, now published with a previously deleted chapter and introduced by Agatha Christie expert Dr John Curran.
Agatha Christie's book 'Marple' was a Sunday Times bestseller w/c 12-09-2022.
‘Almost too ingenious … very clearly and brightly told.’ Times Literary Supplement
‘Very well contrived.’ Sunday Times
‘Altogether a skilful tale and a talented first book.’ Daily News
‘The most ingenious and absorbingly interesting tale of sensations and mystery we have read for a long time.’ Bookman
‘Well written, well proportioned, and full of surprises. Lovers of good stories will, without exception, rejoice in this book.’ The British Weekly
About the Author
Agatha Christie is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English with another billion in over 70 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 20 plays, and six novels written under the name of Mary Westmacott.