Posted on 28th Mar, 2018 by Martha Greengrass
Following the success of The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket, Sophie Hannah once more takes on the mantle of Agatha Christie in The Mystery of Three Quarters; a diabolically challenging new puzzle for Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Published on 23 August 2018 and available to pre-order now signed by the author, read an enticing extract from the heart of the mystery.
'I saw my job as bringing new and exciting cases to him for him to solve rather than to change him.'
Posted on 16th Dec, 2016 by Sally Campbell
Sophie Hannah talks about the joy of Golden Age crime fiction storytelling, the literary Christie and the challenge of taking on the master of the ‘little grey cells’, Hercule Poirot, for the second time. Interview by Waterstones Online's Martha Greengrass.
Posted on 21st Nov, 2016 by Sally Campbell
Over the past 28 years, The William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award has firmly established itself as the benchmark for brilliant sports writing; its long- and shortlists filled, every year, with the most inspiring and passionate reads the genre has to offer. To celebrate this year's shortlisted contenders, Waterstones Online's Matt Gardiner has interviewed the writers of the books dubbed 'The Magnificent Seven'. In our third and final instalment, he interviews Diana Nyad, William Finnegan and Oliver Kay.
Posted on 26th Aug, 2016
When The Monogram Murders arrived back in 2014, there was a collective sense of relief at Waterstones Towers. Not only had the ever-brilliant Sophie Hannah risen to the challenge of picking up where Agatha Christie left off, in many ways (and we know for some this is heresy itself) she had bettered it. Now Sophie Hannah returns with her follow-up outing for Hercule Poirot, the fiendishly brilliant Closed Casket.
Posted on 12th Feb, 2016 by Ruth Ware
Ruth Ware, author of In a Dark Dark Wood, explores some of fiction's darker loves.
Posted on 30th Oct, 2015 by Sally Campbell
Part of the Halloween Spooktacular, our week of back-to-back ghoulishness, here is my list of less obvious horror choices to show there is more to the genre than first meets the eye.
Posted on 2nd Sep, 2015 by Gunnar Staalesen
One of the fathers of Nordic Noir shares with us ten of his favourite fictional detectives
Posted on 4th Aug, 2015 by Robin Stevens
Robin Stevens on why there’s nothing better than a detective novel and a nice cup of tea.
Posted on 13th Mar, 2015 by Killer Fest 2015
As part of the HarperCollins/Waterstones Killer Crime Festival, HarperCollins have delved through their archives and found some lovely bits of crime fiction history. As if we could have a celebration of crime and never mention Agatha Christie..
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