The Monogram Murders: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery (Paperback)
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The Monogram Murders: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery (Paperback)

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I’m not convinced that stories from real life have beginnings and ends, as a matter of fact. Approach them from any vantage point and you’ll see that they stretch endlessly back into the past and spread inexorably forward into the future.

The first of Sophie Hannah’s brand new murder mysteries that can only be solved by the eponymous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and his 'little grey cells'.

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 and still holds the title of the world’s bestselling novelist. 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 monogrammed 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...

In the hands of internationally bestselling author Sophie Hannah, Poirot plunges into a mystery set in 1920s London - a diabolically clever puzzle that can only be solved by one man.

Now you can also read Sophie Hannah’s second foray into the fiendish world of Christie in Closed Casket.

‘The novel – which has a rich skein of black humour running through it – is immensely satisfying on many levels, including its ingenious ending. At the close of the book, Poirot states, "The best artists, they have the eye for detail and for structure: how all the components fit together". By Poirot's standards, Hannah is a gifted artist indeed.’ – The Independent

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007547449

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“A good read but not Christie.”

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Hardback edition
20th September 2014
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“well worth a read”

Firstly, I must say I loved this novel. I appreciate and agree with the previous reviewer in that it's almost Poirot without quite being a Christie....
Ms Hannah has obviously worked closely with the estate of... More

Hardback edition
23rd September 2014
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“well worth a read”

Firstly, I must say I loved this novel. I appreciate and agree with the previous reviewer in that it's almost Poirot without quite being a Christie....
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Hardback edition
23rd September 2014
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