Closed Casket: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Series)

Closed Casket: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Series)

by Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie

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The world's most famous detective returns in this ingenious, stylish, and altogether delicious mystery from the author of the instant bestseller The Monogram Murders ("I was thrilled" -- Gillian Flynn).

"What I intend to say to you will come as a shock..."

With these words, Lady Athelinda Playford -- one of the world's most beloved children's authors -- 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 someone else: 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?

Addictive, ferociously clever, and packed with clues, wit, and murder, Closed Casket is a triumph from the author whose work is "as tricky as anything written by Agatha Christie" (Alexander McCall Smith, The New York Times Book Review).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062458841
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Series: Hercule Poirot Series
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 4,436
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Sophie Hannah is the New York Times-bestselling author of numerous psychological thrillers, which have been published in 49 countries and adapted for television. She also wrote The Monogram Murders, the first Hercule Poirot novel authorized by the estate of Agatha Christie, and its sequels Closed Casket and The Mystery of Three Quarters.

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976.

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Closed Casket: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little wordy but pretty well captures Christie's Poirot.
scull17 More than 1 year ago
A murder takes place at an aristocratic estate. More than a dozen people staying there had motive and opportunity to commit the crime. Can Hercule Poirot solve the case? That’s a rhetorical question, of course. Anyone familiar with whodunit books knows how the formula goes. You go through the rigmarole of suspicion and investigation; then in the end you gather everyone in a room and reveal the culprit: it’s like watching a Scooby Doo episode. I quite enjoyed Sophie Hannah’s revival of Agatha Christie’s iconic detective. Poirot’s ego and distinctive way of speaking are all here. The many characters’ mannerisms and speech are all different from one another, which is very impressive; and the book is also hilarious in places. I plan on reading more of Hannah’s books (with or without Poirot).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a treat!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Character are wonderfully written. Mystery is well thought out and told in pure Christiesque style. Hercule is himself as he should be. I am not a literary critic however I have been reading mysteries for 40 years and I enjoyed this one!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was great! I give it 4 stars only because i wish poirot was a larger part of the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing at all like Dame Christie. Insult to put her name and Poirot's on book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book .... felt like years ago reading Agatha Christie all over again.
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