Stories of mystery and crime, gripping and thrilling – this is just one concise way to describe novels written by Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle. Many people from all four corners of the world have read and enjoyed their works, living alongside Holmes, Watson, and Poirot adventures marked by complex investigations, strange symbols, and unexpected twists.
“The Mysterious Affair at Styles as Retold by Dr. Watson to Sherlock Holmes,” by Holy Ghost Writer, brings together all these well-known characters into one work that can be considered – without a shadow of a doubt – a true piece of literary craftsmanship. This book is a retelling of Agatha Christie’s debut novel, in which it is revealed that she is the apprentice and protégé of Sherlock Holmes. It is a well-known fact that Christie drew inspiration from Conan Doyle’s characters for her own novels, fact on which the Holy Ghost Writer relied on in writing “The Mysterious Affair at Styles.”
Just like in some other novels by the Holy Ghost Writer, Sherlock Holmes is a center-piece of the whole story, but this time he is disguised as Hercule Poirot, while Hastings – the narrator – is, in fact, Doctor Watson. Also, in “The Mysterious Affair at Styles as Retold by Dr. Watson to Sherlock Holmes,” Agatha Christie is Holmes’s assistant. The story’s catalyst is the death of a character who attends a certain event. Beginning with a gathering at which one of the guests suddenly dies is one of Christie’s novels’ distinctive features. This creates tension and ambiguity, because everyone becomes a suspect, each having a motive. The only one who can shed light on this situation is Holmes.
The author inserted several twists in the plot in order to increase the mystery and to keep the readers guessing until the very last page. The illustrations at the beginning of each chapter are a pleasant addition to the book.
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