The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1) by Agatha Christie
Hercule Poirot's First Case
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 know a former detective, a Belgian refugee, who has grown bored of retirement...
This new edition marks exactly 100 years since the publication of Agatha Christie's first novel, complete with a previously deleted chapter and a newly discovered essay, 'Drugs and Detective Stories', in which Agatha Christie reminisces about the inspiration for writing it.