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Read an Extract from Sophie Hannah's New Poirot Investigation: The Mystery of Three Quarters

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.'

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.

William Hill Sports Book of The Year 2016 Shortlist: Q & As (Part Three)

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.

Blood Simple

Blood Simple

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.

10 things you never knew about Georges Simenon

Everything you ever wanted to know about Georges Simenon, author of the Maigret novels, but were too afraid to ask…

Love stories: Tainted Love

Love stories: Tainted Love

Posted on 12th Feb, 2016 by Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware, author of In a Dark Dark Wood, explores some of fiction's darker loves.

A sideways glance at horror - for the not-yet-horror-fan

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.

Imaginary books we'd really like to read

Because sometimes the books that already exist aren't enough

Gunnar Staalesen's top 10 fictional detectives

Gunnar Staalesen's top 10 fictional detectives

Posted on 2nd Sep, 2015 by Gunnar Staalesen

One of the fathers of Nordic Noir shares with us ten of his favourite fictional detectives

Robin Stevens on Cosy Crime

Robin Stevens on Cosy Crime

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.

Hercule Poirot returns in The Monogram Murders

Hercule Poirot is back in an all-new mystery from the pen of Sophie Hannah.

Crime from the archive - Agatha Christie

Crime from the archive - Agatha Christie

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..