The month of May has finally arrived! This month, we started our new book, The Deeds of the Disturber by Elizabeth Peters. This is a fantastic read, and I know ya’ll will enjoy it! Elizabeth Peters does a great job of spinning a story with humor, crime, historical fiction, and more! A little known fact about Elizabeth Peters is that her real name is Barbara Mertz, and she was a trained Egyptologist! Her books are amazing because she can take the history and weave it into a story that draws a reader in.
As always, we want to be sure to give you time to get a copy of our upcoming June read! It will be here before we know it (although time seems to be crawling a bit right now). We have read an Agatha Christie through our book club before, and her style of mystery is hard to beat! Through her books, she was dubbed the “queen of mystery” and for a good reason! She can spin a web of mystery that is a delight to read and untangle!
So in June, we are going to be reading “The Mysterious Affair at Styles” by Agatha Christie. I have included a summary of the book below, which will introduce us to her famous detective, Hercule Poirot.
Summary on The Mysterious Affair at Styles:
Agatha Christie’s debut novel was the first to feature Hercule Poirot, her famously eccentric Belgian detective.
A refugee of the Great War, Poirot is settling in England near Styles Court, the country estate of his wealthy benefactress, the elderly Emily Inglethorp. When Emily is poisoned and the authorities are baffled, Poirot puts his prodigious sleuthing skills to work. Suspects are plentiful, including the victim’s much younger husband, her resentful stepsons, her longtime hired companion, a young family friend working as a nurse, and a London specialist on poisons who just happens to be visiting the nearby village.
All of them have secrets they are desperate to keep, but none can outwit Poirot as he navigates the ingenious red herrings and plot twists that earned Agatha Christie her well-deserved reputation as the queen of mystery.