Agatha Christie – The Mysterious Affair at Styles

The Mysterious Affair at Styles is a detective novel by British writer Agatha Christie. It was written in the middle of the First World War in 1916. Styles was Christie’s first published novel. It introduced Hercule Poirot, Inspector (later, Chief Inspector) Japp, and Arthur Hastings. Poirot, a Belgian refugee of the Great War, is settling in England near the home of Emily Inglethorp, who helped him to his new life. His friend Hastings arrives as a guest at her home. When the woman is killed, Poirot uses his detective skills to solve the mystery. This first mystery novel by Agatha Christie was well received by reviewers.
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Agatha Christie – The Murder on the Links

When a man is found dead in a freshly dug grave adjacent to a golf course, Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings arrive on the scene only to be met by a hostile local police detective who is unwilling to share information. But Poirot’s methodical investigation slowly and surely reveals the real killer amid a host of suspects and clues, including an impassioned love letter and heavy lead piping found near the body. However, as Poirot and Hastings rush to solve the murder, a similarly slain corpse and fresh clues are discovered.
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Agatha Christie – The Early Cases of Hercule Poirot

This collection of 25 Hercule Poirot adventures is compiled from short stories written by Agatha Christie for The Sketch magazine in 1923 from March to December. In these stories, including “The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim”, “The Veiled Lady”, and “The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb”, the eccentric private detective slowly and surely solves mysteries involving jealousy, revenge, and greed. These stories were well-received at the time and cemented Christie’s reputation as the worthy successor to Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Tony Lee – Dodge & Twist

Its rumored that Dickens wanted to return to his classic novel Oliver Twistto bring Oliver back as an older characterbut never managed this before he died. If Oliver had returned, what would he have been like? Would the scars of his childhood effect the man he would become? And what of Dodger, sent to a land halfway around the world, his friend, mentor and master dead because of Oliver?
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David Marcum, Derrick Belanger, Mark Mower, Richard Paolinelli, Daniel D. Victor, S. F. Bennett, C. Edward Davis, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Levy, Robert Perret – Holmes Away from Home: Adventures from the Great Hiatus Volume II: 1893-1894

Sherlock Holmes! The very name of the world’s greatest detective conjures up images of Victorian London, gaslit streets, hansom cabs, and dense fogs. But there was a time, a dark three-year period, when London had to make do without Sherlock Holmes.
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Jane Austen, Anna Lea – adaptation – Emma

A lush recording, featuring a full cast of A-list talent, updates Jane Austens masterwork. Emma Thompson, who wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for Sense and Sensibility, brings her empathetic intelligence and droll wit to her narration of Emma. Thompsons gifts shine alongside actors including Joanne Froggatt, Aisling Loftus, and Isabella Inchbald, who deftly voices Emma Woodhouse with all her delights and complications. A comedy of manners, which deliciously satirized pomp and pretension, Emma endures as a crowd-pleasing classic. (Oh and did we mention… this 1816 novel inspired the quintessential 1990s rom-com, Clueless?)
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