This year marks the 100th anniversary of Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie's inimitable Belgian detective. With the incredibly talented Sophie Hannah taking up the reigns and writing new mysteries featuring Poirot, Christie's vibrant legacy lives on. Ms. Hannah’s first Poirot mystery, The Monogram Murders was published to great acclaim back in 2014. The latest installment, Closed Casket, just went on sale earlier this month. See below for some of the media surrounding one of the world's all-time greatest mystery writers.
“Even decades after her death, Agatha Christie reigns supreme as the Queen of Crime. Today, internationally best-selling author Sophie Hannah carries on the beloved detective novelist’s work by writing all-new novels featuring Christie’s famed Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. In Hannah’s second Poirot mystery, Closed Casket (William Morrow), Lady Athelinda Playford throws a house party with an unusual guest list that ends in murder.”
“The plot is carefully spun out. Clues emerge, but the case remains perplexing. At the heart of the puzzle is why Poirot and Catchpool have been invited to this dinner in the first place. Had Lady Playford anticipated — or possibly instigated — the murder? As Poirot and Catchpool suss out the evidence, Christie aficionados will delight in the familiar repartee and the intricate deduction of the solution.”
Ms. Christie left an indelible mark on the mystery genre and on generations of book lovers worldwide, and we are so proud to see her legacy continued through Sophie Hannah's prodigious talents. Pick up your copy of Closed Casket here.