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Hercule Poirot 3-Book Collection 1: The Mysterious Affair at Styles, The Murder on the Links, Poirot Investigates
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Hercule Poirot 3-Book Collection 1: The Mysterious Affair at Styles, The Murder on the Links, Poirot Investigates
Agatha Christie

The first three Hercule Poirot books see the former Belgian policeman tempted out of retirement to solve a series of outlandish murders in Britain and France, assisted by the redoubtable Captain Hastings, setting him on the path to becoming the World's Greatest Detective!THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLESAgatha Christie’s first ever novel. With impeccable timing Hercule Poirot, the renowned Belgian detective, makes his dramatic entrance on to the English crime stage.MURDER ON THE LINKSAn urgent cry for help brings Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies face downwards in a shallow grave on a golf course.POIROT INVESTIGATESFirst there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond… then came the ‘suicide’ that was murder… the mystery of the absurdly chaep flat… a suspicious death in a locked gun-room… a million dollar bond robbery… the curse of a pharoah’s tomb… a jewel robbery by the sea… the abduction of a Prime Minister… the disappearance of a banker… a phone call from a dying man… and, finally, the mystery of the missing willl.What links these fascinating cases? Only the brilliant deductive powers of Hercule Poirot!

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The Mysterious Affair At Styles first published in Great Britain by The Bodley Head 1921

Murder On The Links first published in Great Britain by The Bodley Head 1923

Poirot Investigates first published in Great Britain by The Bodley Head 1924

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Contents

Copyright

The Mysterious Affair at Styles (#u98ae3ba2-1fc8-56ff-92f2-dc02f4485e37)

The Murder on the Links (#litres_trial_promo)

Poirot Investigates (#litres_trial_promo)

About Agatha Christie

The Agatha Christie Collection

www.agathachristie.com

About the Publisher

The Mysterious Affair at Styles (#ulink_b2cd2843-301f-51a6-9a01-70ad37f9bbc1)

To my mother

Contents

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Title Page (#u36e56446-fbd9-5b07-9c02-4e04fc834adc)

1 I Go to Styles

2 The 16th and 17th of July

3 The Night of the Tragedy

4 Poirot Investigates

5 ‘It isn’t Strychnine, is it?’

6 The Inquest

7 Poirot Pays his Debts

8 Fresh Suspicions

9 Dr Bauerstein

10 The Arrest

11 The Case for the Prosecution

12 The Last Link

13 Poirot Explains

Credits

Chapter 1 (#ulink_66be94f8-b6bd-5113-9f6d-714ee8a35636)

I Go to Styles (#ulink_66be94f8-b6bd-5113-9f6d-714ee8a35636)

The intense interest aroused in the public by what was known at the time as ‘The Styles Case’ has now somewhat subsided. Nevertheless, in view of the world-wide notoriety which attended it, I have been asked, both by my friend Poirot and the family themselves, to write an account of the whole story. This, we trust, will effectually silence the sensational rumours which still persist.

I will therefore briefly set down the circumstances which led to my being connected with the affair.
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