A podcast episode a couple of months short of 100 years in the making, we are here today to discuss The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920) by Agatha Christie.
To celebrate a century since the start of detective fiction’s Golden Age — no, Trent’s Last Case (1913), you stay out of this — myself, Moira from Clothes in Books, and everyone’s second-favourite Christie nerd Brad from AhSweetMysteryBlog are here to talk about Agatha Christie’s debut, her impact on the detective fiction genre, and her enduring appeal.
There will, of course, be spoilers, so do please ensure you’ve read the book before listening if you wish to experience it as intended, but those spoilers stop at Styles alone. Several other Christie books are mentioned, but I’ve ensured that nothing even close to a spoiler makes its way in — I’d provide you with a list of titles, but there’s really no point. The spoilers start about 20 minutes in, and are announced, so you could always listen to the first bit and then come back later when you’ve read the book if you liked.
This isn’t technically an episode of my lockdown podcast In GAD We Trust, but since it is still a podcast I’ve ensured it will show up in your feed if you follow that on iTunes or Spotify. You are, as ever, also free to open this file in your browser by clicking here, or to listen below.
Thanks to Moira and Brad for taking the time to record this, and I hope it provides some entertainment for the rest of you.