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About the Book"A hardcover edition of this book was published in 2016 by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers" -- Title page verso.
The world's most famous detective - and Agatha Christie's most famous creation - returns in this new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Monogram Murders: a diabolically clever mystery soaked in period atmosphere and loaded with clues, suspense, and danger.
Praise for the New York Times bestseller THE MONOGRAM MURDERS:
"I was thrilled to see Hercule Poirot in such very, very good hands." -Gillian Flynn
"Perfect . . . a pure treat." -Tana French
"As tricky as anything written by Agatha Christie." -Alexander McCall Smith
"Terrific . . . uncanny. Bravo!" -The Boston Globe
"Sharply written and rigorously plotted, this Poirot mystery rivals many of Christie's own." -NPR
From the Back Cover
"What I intend to say to you will come as a shock . . ."
With these words, Lady Athelinda Playford springs a surprise on the lawyer entrusted with her will. As guests arrive for a party at her Irish mansion, Lady Playford has decided to cut off her two children without a penny . . . and leave her vast fortune to an invalid who has only weeks to live. Among Lady Playford's visitors are two strangers: the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and Inspector Edward Catchpool of Scotland Yard. Neither knows why he has been invited--until Poirot begins to wonder if Lady Playford expects a murder. But why does she seem so determined to provoke a killer? And why--when the crime is committed, despite Poirot's best efforts to stop it--does the identity of the victim make no sense at all?
"Classic Christie . . . Captures the essence of the originals without being a slavish imitation . . . Clues emerge, but the case remains perplexing. Christie aficionados will delight in the familiar repartee and the intricate deduction of the solution." -- Washington Post
"Equal parts charming and ingenious, dark and quirky and utterly engaging...I was thrilled to see Poirot in such very, very good hands. Reading The Monogram Murders was like returning to a favorite room of a long-lost home." -- Gillian Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl
"Perfect...a pure treat for Agatha Christie fans." -- Tana French, New York Times betselling author of The Secret Place
"Sophie Hannah's The Monogram Murders does Christie proud. Our favorite detective is back and in impeccable form!" -- Charles Todd, New York Times bestselling author of An Unwilling Accomplice
"Sophie Hannah is a prodigious talent. I can't wait to see what she does next." -- Laura Lippman
"Sophie Hannah'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, grandson of Agatha Christie