Sunday, March 10, 2013
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
I just had to revisit this book today as I have been reading Agatha Christie's autobiography and I was ever so excited when she began talking about her attempt at writing her very first detective novel.
I have to say that the experience was pleasurable in that I saw so much more in the book than previous readings. I appreciated every part that refered to her actual experiences, was tickled pink by them and amused! I couldn't help chuckling every time I encountered something that came directly from her own life. She really was a funny old duck, with tremendous talent, and is still one of my favorite mystery writers. I still haven't finished the autobiography, it's quite a long book, but every chapter is very interesting, and Agatha always wrote in a style that is so relaxing and enjoyable to read.
I would recommend any day a Christie mystery... just put aside a day for reading, choose a very comfortable chair, wear your softest clothing, drink tea out of your favorite literary mug, curl up and savor the experience.