The Monogram Murders
Since the publication of her first novel in 1920, more than two billion copies of Agatha Christie's novels have been sold around the world. 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. In... show more
Since the publication of her first novel in 1920, more than two billion copies of Agatha Christie's novels have been sold around the world. 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.
In the hands of internationally bestselling author Sophie Hannah, Poirot plunges into a mystery set in 1920s London – a diabolically clever puzzle sure to baffle and delight Christie's fans as well as readers who have not yet read her work. Written with the full backing of Christie's family, and featuring the most iconic detective of all time, this new novel is a major event for mystery lovers the world over.
Publish date: 2014-08-29
Publisher: William Morrow
Edition language: English
I received this at the Malice Domestic celebration of Agatha Christie. I have to admit the plot was good (although preposterous) and the book relatively readable. I probably would have given a higher rating IF the main detective were not Hercule Poirot.If you are expecting a true Agatha Christie tal...
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The Monogram Murdersby Sophie HannahHardcover, 352 pagesWilliam Morrow, September 9, 2014Hercule Poirot is having a quiet dinner in his favorite London coffeehouse when he encounters a young woman who confesses to him that she is terrified of being murdered but refuses his offers of assistance. Lat...
I agree that the sentence construction did not mirror Agatha Christie's style and it would be hard to replicate her great plots. However, it was a good cozy mystery on its own merits so I gave it four stars. It was a hundred percent better than some of Agatha's misses like the Big Four.
Sophie Hannah wrote a very acceptable Poirot novel. The story is good, though a bit complicated, and Poirot behaves like he always did. The story has enough twists, almost too many. I was quite wrong when I thought I understood the plot when I was almost halfway. At that stage my ideas were in lin...