This is the official release week for Hidden Secrets, with a physical book launch tonight and the ebooks releasing on Thursday. Print copies are available online now, too.
Why am I telling you this? To let you know the sale pricing for the ebooks will end after August 8. Right now, Unknown Enemy is reduced to $0.99 and Hidden Secrets to $2.99. They’ll move to $2.99 and $4.99 USD respectively. Save money while you can! (Or ask your library to order a copy, and let them pay for it!)
Violence against women, especially sexual violence, scares me. Even in fiction. So why is the heroine in my Green Dory Inn Mystery series a survivor of human trafficking? Short answer: I don’t know. Longer answer. I don’t know, but the idea kept popping up until I decided I’d better cooperate in case there was a …
Sophie Hannah does a fantastic job writing further adventures for Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot. The Mystery of Three Quarters is her third, and I think it’s the best yet.
Poirot feels true to life (true to
fictional life?). In these novels his Scotland Yard contact is Edward Catchpole,
and neither Inspector Japp nor Hastings appear. Nor Miss Lemon. I don’t recall
where the stories fall in the overall Poirot timeline.
Mystery of Three Quarters is a satisfying mystery with sprinkles of humour, and
I enjoyed watching Poirot untangle the mystery which began with four letters
accusing the recipients of murder—and falsely signed “Hercule Poirot”.
Sophie Hannah is an internationally-bestselling
author of crime fiction including three Poirot novels. For more about the
author and her work, visit sophiehannah.com.
For all things Agatha Christie, including games, visit agathachristie.com.