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Christie, Agatha

When two unemployed young people in post World War I England decide to seek their fortunes by becoming “Young Adventurers” little did they know that their first commission would lead them into a web of intrigue and deceit. They find themselves searching for secret diplomatic papers which may be in the possession of a mysterious Jane Finn who survived the sinking of the Lusitania only to have gone missing for the last five years, papers, which if revealed to the world would rock the government to its very core. In this, the second novel of Agatha Christie, we are introduced to that delightful pair, Tommy and Tuppence, as they track down the missing girl, recover the lost documents, and confrot The Secret Adversary!

When the wealthy Mrs. Inglethorpe is found poisoned at her country estate of Styles, it is fortunate that the most Belgian of detectives, Hercule Poirot is staying in the neighboring village. But who is the murderer? The recent husband of the deceased, one of her sons by a previous marriage; John or Lawrence, her protégé, Cynthia, who had access to poisons at the local hospital, or someone else? This, the first mystery of Agatha Christie, features not only the Poirot, but Captain Hastings and Inspector Japp as well. It is up to Poirot to solve the case of The Mysterious Affair at Styles!