Enjoy the first novels that brought the world two of Agatha Christie's most enduring detectives: Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot The Murder at the Vicarage The first Miss Marple mystery, one which tests all her powers of observation and deduction "Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe," declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, "would be doing the world at large a favor " It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth and one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later--when the colonel is found shot dead in the clergyman's study. But as Miss Marple soon discovers, the whole village seems to have had a motive to kill Colonel Protheroe. The Mysterious Affair at StylesThis is the Agatha Christie book that started it all--the sublime introduction of her master sleuth, Hercule Poirot, and his now legendary powers of detection.Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorp and how did the murderer penetrate and escape from her locked bedroom? Suspects abound in the quaint village of Styles St. Mary--from the heiress' fawning new husband to her two stepsons, her volatile housekeeper, and a pretty nurse who works in a hospital dispensary. Making his unforgettable debut, the brilliant Belgian detective is on the case.