Set in the hotel of Styles Court in Styles, Essex, Agatha Christie's Curtain is a murder mystery that seemed to never be figured out. The main character, Arthur Hastings, is a detective who wanted to stay in a peaceful hotel(Styles), but discovers it is everything but peaceful. Hastings, as hercule Poirot would say is,"too nice." He has many struggles with this case but that is where Hercule Poirot comes in. The other main character, Hercule Poirot, coiuld be described as the one who kmnows all. He is the one who knows who the killer is but refuses to tell. He wants Hastings to discover it by himself. Poirot helps Hastings yo open his mind to solving mysteries. In one scene Poirot tells Hastings to open his mind. He staes,"Your personality is too nice to be a detective." With this being said he has to amke a decision whether to continue the case and to see who the muredere is or quit. If he does not continue, who will? This book shows the struggle a detective has and what she/he must go through. It keeps you on the edge of you seat. If you like murder mysteries I would definitely read this book. I would say this book is for eighth graders to twelfth graders. Any younger and they might not understand it. The book gets involoved and though you have to stay focused it will definitely keep you interested.