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Agatha Christie was a British author of crime fiction. Christie's career spanned over 50 years and featured over 60 novels. Christie's book The Mysterious Affairs at Styles, was the first to feature the legendary character Hercule Poirot. This collection includes the following: NOVELS: The Mysterious Affair at Styles The Secret Adversary Agatha Christie was a British author of crime fiction. Christie's career spanned over 50 years and featured over 60 novels. Christie's book The Mysterious Affairs at Styles, was the first to feature the legendary character Hercule Poirot. This collection includes the following: NOVELS: The Mysterious Affair at Styles The Secret Adversary


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Agatha Christie was a British author of crime fiction. Christie's career spanned over 50 years and featured over 60 novels. Christie's book The Mysterious Affairs at Styles, was the first to feature the legendary character Hercule Poirot. This collection includes the following: NOVELS: The Mysterious Affair at Styles The Secret Adversary Agatha Christie was a British author of crime fiction. Christie's career spanned over 50 years and featured over 60 novels. Christie's book The Mysterious Affairs at Styles, was the first to feature the legendary character Hercule Poirot. This collection includes the following: NOVELS: The Mysterious Affair at Styles The Secret Adversary

30 review for The Early Classics of Agatha Christie

  1. 5 out of 5

    Hilton Leslie

    There’s little I can add, I’m sure, to everything written about Agatha Christi. As a first time reader I found her style mellifluous and the English is beautiful. And she really does keep you guessing right until the end in both of these stories. I also found her piercing, pre-feminist wit refreshing, there’s no ideological baggage here.

  2. 5 out of 5

    John Bastin

    Two early books by Agatha Christie. The first, “The Mysterious Affair At Styles,” a serious story with murder at the hub. The second, “A Serious Adversary,” featuring Tommy and Tuppence, was more like a play date. All in all, a fun read. I haven’t read Agatha in a while. Nice to revisit.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jerry Jares

    This book offers two of Agatha Christie's earliest classics.  THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES, introducing Hercule Poirot, was penned in 1920, while 1922 saw the first publication of Tommy and Tuppence's THE SECRET ADVERSARY. Although Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple are staid, established sleuths, Christie writes Tommy & Tuppence as happy-go-lucky adventurers in their 20's (or so). THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES --   This book is set during World War I with an elderly, retired Belgian detecti This book offers two of Agatha Christie's earliest classics.  THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES, introducing Hercule Poirot, was penned in 1920, while 1922 saw the first publication of Tommy and Tuppence's THE SECRET ADVERSARY. Although Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple are staid, established sleuths, Christie writes Tommy & Tuppence as happy-go-lucky adventurers in their 20's (or so). THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES --   This book is set during World War I with an elderly, retired Belgian detective taking refuge in England.  An older woman, married to a man 20-years younger, is found in the throes of death.  Poirot, living outside the estate, is summoned by Captain Hastings, a visitor at the estate.  Mrs. Christie flings red herrings about with abandon and it takes considerable time to wade through the clues and false leads to a solution.  I thought it was a bit contrived; obviously, this was the author's early work. THE SECRET ADVERSARY -- Jane Finn, in the Prologue, was given some important papers as the Lusitania was sinking (the man who asked her to take them knew only women and children would be given seats on boats to be saved from the sinking ship).  However, it is now 5 years later and the papers are still missing.  People are looking for the quiet woman who accepted the important papers from the spy/government agent who obviously died. Tommy and Tuppence have survived the rigors of World War I and are footloose in London, without jobs or money.  They form a partnership, hoping to stabilize their lives with regular employment.   They are soon hired to find the elusive Jane Finn.   This pair act on impulse and with more bravery than wisdom.  The action is plentiful but I found much of it to be cartoonish or outlandish.  In other words, I don't think this story has worn well (in the 100 years since written).

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sue

    It was a visit to the past- usually during the summers when I was a student and read A Christie- to re read these books. AC developes her characters and plot with great care- but the persons in the Affair at Syles did not capture my sympathies- though I really liked Poirot and his idiosyncracies. The 2nd book, with Tuppence and Tommy as the young adventurers, was fun. Through many different situations and meeting lots of persons, T and T show their style, youth, courage, and integrity when faced It was a visit to the past- usually during the summers when I was a student and read A Christie- to re read these books. AC developes her characters and plot with great care- but the persons in the Affair at Syles did not capture my sympathies- though I really liked Poirot and his idiosyncracies. The 2nd book, with Tuppence and Tommy as the young adventurers, was fun. Through many different situations and meeting lots of persons, T and T show their style, youth, courage, and integrity when faced with a villain working against the British government. The end is nice because it sums up all the loose ends- this is a trait of AC's books.

  5. 4 out of 5

    JEFFREY BROWN

    Read it before, and I love it still! More than one candidate for the villain of the piece...Even though I've read the story before (years ago), I was still guessing! And our heroes, though written so long ago, still have a modern air that makes them quite amusing. If you haven't read this one -- or have read it but don't quite remember -- I highly recommend it! Read it before, and I love it still! More than one candidate for the villain of the piece...Even though I've read the story before (years ago), I was still guessing! And our heroes, though written so long ago, still have a modern air that makes them quite amusing. If you haven't read this one -- or have read it but don't quite remember -- I highly recommend it!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sherry Hills

    Great book of all time I love Agatha Christie books. It keeps you wanting to read until the very last page. The Early Classic is a great book. Its about her first book she wrote Mysterious Affair at Styles. the first time in the story you meet Poirot . The love his little mustache .

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sandra thomas

    Sleuthing Am a fan of Agatha Christie' characters on television, but have read little of her work. Having read the two novels in this collection, I am amazed at the twists and turns she manufactured to keep the reader enthralled. Excellent reading for me Sleuthing Am a fan of Agatha Christie' characters on television, but have read little of her work. Having read the two novels in this collection, I am amazed at the twists and turns she manufactured to keep the reader enthralled. Excellent reading for me

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jean Hall

    I know I have read these two stories but it has been years and I didn't remember how they came out. One is "The Mysterious Affairs at Styles" and the other is "The Secret Adversary". I enjoyed reading both of them. I know I have read these two stories but it has been years and I didn't remember how they came out. One is "The Mysterious Affairs at Styles" and the other is "The Secret Adversary". I enjoyed reading both of them.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Anna Weber

    Intrigued I judge a book by how it holds my attention In both of these books that was enough intrigue to keep me turning pages The writing style was a bit of a challenge but the characters and ever changing plot held me

  10. 5 out of 5

    Joyce Betts

    The Queen of story wriing Agatha Christie is he Queen of story telling, she hold you imagination until the very end. The characters are all believable. Every story is different . I would recommend these books to any one.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Tony Koehler

    Live the finest of wines Agatha Christie has so many favourite stories, with each retelling, my heart skips and delights in the romance and heman & spokeswoman triumphs, death to spell checker wizard

  12. 5 out of 5

    Scotty

    Top 5 for sure I loved it. I loved everything about it. It is now in my top 5 Agatha books. Too much fun.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Virginia

    What can I say? It's Agatha Christie! What can I say? It's Agatha Christie!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lynda Newman

    What a fun, exciting book! I have read it at least 3 times over many years. Still exciting!

  15. 5 out of 5

    melanie adams

    Mysteries Love Sharma Christie! I always enjoy reading her books! They hook you right the bat! They have a way of getting you into the story!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Carole Anne meaney

    Really good read

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jerry Kimbro

    Starting to read an Agatha Christiie novel @ rehab. Or is it THE most famous A.C. novel of all time? Strange...never read it before.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    Great These books won't disappoint. Keep you hanging on to the end. Typical Christie. Great reads and always kept me reading. Great These books won't disappoint. Keep you hanging on to the end. Typical Christie. Great reads and always kept me reading.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Ward Smith

    2 classic mysteries from the early 20's. Well worth the read. No-one weaves a mystery like Agatha Christie. 2 classic mysteries from the early 20's. Well worth the read. No-one weaves a mystery like Agatha Christie.

  20. 5 out of 5

    annette

    Love it could not put it downi wish there was more like this it was so good Love it could not put it down I wish there was more like this it was so good I put five

  21. 5 out of 5

    Diane Pendleton

    Agatha Christie is always a treat. Love all her stories.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Susan Ferguson

    The first mystery of Hercule Poirot, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, and the first Tommy and Tuppence mystery, The Secret Adversary. Two great mysteries.

  23. 5 out of 5

    JOAN WARD

    Typical Agatha Christy. Typical for this author! Filled with humor and suspense, very enjoyable to read and easy to stop and pick up again. Would read again. Good reading!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Terry Phimister

  25. 4 out of 5

    angelwingsb

  26. 4 out of 5

    Judith Domke

  27. 4 out of 5

    R.S.M.Kilby

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mark Looper

  29. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne Jackson

  30. 4 out of 5

    Tara Keehr

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