The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Dramatised) : Hercule Poirot (Radio, TV)

  • by Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by Nicola McAuliffe, Philip Jackson, Simon Williams, John Moffatt, Simon Williams
  • Series: Hercule Poirot (Radio, TV)
  • 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

This is the very first Poirot/Hastings story. Set in 1916, we meet Captain Hastings as he is invalided out of the Great War and goes to convalesce at Styles Court, the family home of his great friend, John Cavendish. By an extraordinary coincidence, billeted in the village is a brilliant little retired detective with an egg-shaped head, who made a considerable impression on the Captain when he was in Belgium.
Styles is not a happy household and in the blistering summer heat, tensions mount. Even so, the tragic murder which occurs is not expected. The entire family is drawn into the case but with their reluctant permission, Hastings calls upon the services of the diminutive Belgian. Thus begins one of the great partnerships and friendships in the history of crime.
John Moffatt stars as Hercule Poirot, Simon Williams as Captain Hastings and Philip Jackson as Detective Inspector Japp, who already has reason to be indebted to the distinguished and unique hero of so many mysteries.
A destroyed will, a shattered coffee cup, an old envelope - such are the seemingly unrelated details surrounding the murder of Mrs Inglethorp, mistress of Styles Court. With a thoroughness that is to become legendary, Hercule Poirot, the methodical little Belgian, begins his first - and perhaps most fascinating - investigation.
Cast includes Philip Jackson, Nicola McAuliffe and Simon Williams.


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Customer Reviews

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well done

It is fun. Nice performance. They do a good job. I can recommend it and wish there were more
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- Claster

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Where does The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Dramatised) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I thoroughly enjoy the BBC radio dramatizations of the Agatha Christie novels. They are well done and the Mysterious Affair at Styes, is no exception.

What did you like best about this story?

It is Agatha Christie's first novel. I read the book and then wanted to listen to the full cast audio. Really enjoyed the whole performance.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

I was able to tell the different characters voices apart. All the actors were lively and engaging in character. Love, love all the background noises and side effects.

Any additional comments?

Wonderful way to relax in the evening after a long day.

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- ButterflyRose

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-09-2010
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited