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 the fashionable Bloxham Hotel have been murdered, a cufflink 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...
Celebrated for fiendishly imaginative plots unfolding in darkest suburbia, Sophie Hannah takes on Christie’s mantle in a puzzling case that requires 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.
'Hannah gets it right in every particular - her extraordinary feat is to make the reader forget very quickly that the novel is not, in fact, written by Dame Agatha herself.' -The Times
'Poirot purists will be in seventh heaven.' -Daily Telegraph
'Within the first few pages of The Monogram Murders it is obvious that we are in safe hands. Sophie Hannah has written a novel that would have delighted the Queen of Crime.' -The Independent
Publication date: 21/05/2015
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||21st May 2015|
|Author:||Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery,|
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