The bestselling novelist of all time. The world's most famous detective. The literary event of the year. Since the publication of her first book in 1920, Agatha Christie wrote 33 novels, two plays and more than 50 short stories featuring Hercule Poirot. Now, for the first time ever, the guardians of her legacy have approved a brand new novel featuring Dame Agatha's most beloved creation. Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffee house is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. She is terrified, but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done. Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one's mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman? While Poirot struggles to put together the bizarre pieces of the puzzle, the murderer prepares another hotel bedroom for a fourth victim...
Fans of Agatha Christie’s pom-pous detective genius Hercule Poirot will delight in a new mystery featuring the Belgian sleuth and his ‘little grey cells’. Bestselling mystery writer Sophie Hannah, celebrated for fiendishly imaginative plots unfolding in darkest suburbia, takes on Christie’s mantle in a puzzling case requiring all of Poirot’s talents. When a troubled young woman announces that she is about to be murdered but that her killer should not be brought to justice, Poirot is disturbed and intrigued – then horrified to learn that no fewer than three guests at a smart London hotel have been murdered, each corpse found with a monogrammed cufflink in its mouth. Lively, fast-paced and packed with clever clues, misdirection, logical analysis, and wise observations on human nature worthy of the Queen of Crime herself, this is a delightful chance to revisit the mystery novel’s 1920s heyday with a much-loved detective.
'Sophie's idea for a plot line was so compelling and her passion for my grandmother's work so strong, that we felt that the time was right for a new Christie to be written.'
Mathew Prichard, Chairman of Agatha Christie Limited and grandson of Agatha Christie
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||9th September 2014|
|Author:||Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,|
Sophie Hannah is the internationally bestselling author of 9 psychological thrillers, which have been published in more than 20 countries and adapted for television. Her novel The Carrier won the 2013 Specsavers National Book Awards Crime Thriller of the Year. Sophie is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, and as a poet has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. Click here to read an interview with Sophie Hannah about her new Poirot novel The Monogram Murders. Agatha Christie is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English with another ...More About Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie