Curtain Setting & Symbolism

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Styles St. Mary

Styles St. Mary is town where the guesthouse is. When Hastings arrives in the town, he notices that it hasn't changed much since he was there decades before. It is a small, countryside town somewhere in England.

Styles Guesthouse

The Styles guesthouse is a bed and breakfast in Styles St. Mary's. in previous years, Hastings friend owned the home and Hastings lived there after the first war. Now, the home owners are Colonel and Mrs. Luttrell. The guesthouse is the primary setting for the entire novel. The house is also the location of several murders and deaths, including the wife of Hastings friend decades prior, and Mrs. Franklin, Norton, and Poirot during the novel.

Case List

The case list is a sheet that Poirot put together describing the five cases he thinks one person is responsible for committing. He shows this list to Hastings upon...

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