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The Mysterious Affair at Styles ends, as Poirot ties up a few loose ends for poor, baffled Hastings.

Chapter 13: Poirot Explains.

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Sorry for the long hiatus. I was spending most of my free time either singing, sleeping, at my parents’ house with no Internet, or obsessively doing logic puzzle grids and messing most of them up. (There’s something about the holidays that always makes me go obsessive. If it’s not pencil and paper puzzlebooks, it’s probably jigsaw puzzles or some mystery series.) I’ll change my banner as soon as I have time to do so.

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles continues, as Poirot does the traditional thing and gathers everyone together.

One of the things that it’s difficult for most readers to remember is that, even if you think of the mystery genre as beginning with Poe, it was almost a hundred years old by the beginning of the “Golden Age” of mysteries. It’s as if pulp adventure had never died out, and then suddenly a new generation of pulp adventure writers were to emerge in force today, with huge literary and genre ambitions.

Chapter 12: The Last Link.

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles continues, as the prosecution and the defense continue to tangle.

Chapter 11B

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Btw, thanks to all my visitors from the other day. I don’t know where you all came from… maybe it just seemed like a good time to download audiobooks? But anyway, thanks.

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles continues, as we hit the courtroom and the prosecution does its thing.

Chapter 11: The Case for the Prosecution.

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles continues, as Hastings continues being puzzled and Poirot continues to allow him to misunderstand.

Chapter 10: The Arrest.

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles continues, as Hastings continues to feel hurt at Poirot’s insistence on being closemouthed. But Hastings has some brilliant ideas of his own, of course!

Chapter 9: Dr. Bauerstein.

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles continues, as Poirot isn’t telling Hastings much. Why would that be?

Chapter 8: Fresh Suspicions.

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles continues, as Poirot has a word with Inspector Japp of Scotland Yard.

Chapter 7: Poirot Pays His Debts.

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles continues. Finally. And as the first day of the murder investigation comes to a close, Hastings finds himself worried about Mary Cavendish’s behavior and Poirot’s lack of self-control.

Chapter 5B

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles continues, as Poirot sniffs and tastes dangerous stuff. Just like Mulder. Just like that guy on Due South. Just like chemistry students with insufficient regard for their own tastebuds.

Chapter 5: “It Isn’t Strychnine, Is It?”

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles continues, as Poirot investigates Mrs. Inglethorp’s office and interviews some of the servants.

Chapter 4B

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles continues, as Hastings brings Poirot to the murder scene.

Chapter 4: Poirot Investigates.

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles begins! Young Captain Hastings is recovering from a wound received in France, and gets to spend a little R&R with some old family friends. But something ominous is in the air….

Chapter 1

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