|Plot Summary of The Mysterious Affair At Styles|
Captain Arthur Hastings is wounded and sent home from WW1. He meets his friend John Cavendish, who offers him a stay at his (or rather his step-mother's)house, called, "Styles." Hastings accecpts and so they go there. Hastings is introduced to the other members of the household, which include Mr. Inglethorp, the new husband of Mrs. Cavendish (John's step-mother.) No one likes him, except his wife, and no one trusts him. Naturally, when Mrs. Inglethorp is murdered about a week after Hastings arrives, everyone suspects Mr. Inglethorp. Enter Hercule Poirot, the famous Belgian detective, who was recently refugeed to England from the War. This interesting case was Poirot's first in England, and it will begin his long career there...
This synopsis report prepared by Danielle
|Chapter Analysis of The Mysterious Affair At Styles|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very obvious
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- "All in the family" murder
Kind of investigator
- british mystery (I say!)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- searching for missing person
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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