In the first few chapters I was bothered by the repetitive use of the characters' full names, but after the author feels you've got a good grasp of who's who and their relations, the names are shortened for the duration of the book. The writing is excellent, taking into account little British and French nuances/spellings. Descriptive words are well-used and the overall language is very enjoyable. Though many of HGW's books are also good for young teenage readers, the language is this book may place it over their heads. It's definitely a great adult read, however!
The suggestion that the Affair at Styles was actually a Sherlock (Poirot) adventure given to Agatha Christie works well for this story. Poirot's little ticks are particularly in line with Sherlock's behavior. The Narration of Sherlock and Watson provide added insight behind the storyline. It was a great story to re-do, as - just like Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle always do - it keeps your mind engaged in intrigue and mystery straight through to the end.
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