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.
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