The new Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot mystery The Monogram Murders by international bestselling author Sophie Hannah, on tour September 2014
Posted By trish on August 25, 2014
About The Monogram Murders
• Hardcover: 320 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (September 9, 2014)
The bestselling novelist of all time.
The world’s most famous detective.
The literary event of the year—an all-new mystery featuring
Agatha Christie’s legendary hero Hercule Poirot.
Since the publication of her first novel in 1920, more than two billion copies of Agatha Christie’s books have been sold around the globe. 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.
‘I’m a dead woman, or I shall be soon…’
Hercule Poirot’s quiet supper in a London coffeehouse is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. She is terrified – but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done.
Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London Hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one’s mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman? While Poirot struggles to put together the bizarre pieces of the puzzle, the murderer prepares another hotel bedroom for a fourth victim…
Praise for The Monogram Murders
“Equal parts charming and ingenious, dark and quirky and utterly engaging…I was thrilled to see Poirot in such very, very good hands. Reading The Monogram Murders was like returning to a favorite room of a long-lost home.” —Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl
“Hannah, who understands psychological mayhem as well as Ruth Rendell and maybe even Sigmund Freud, is best read with a crisis counselor on speed-dial. The tight plotting and excruciatingly precise clues make for a superlatively uneasy read.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Sophie Hannah’s idea for a plot line was so compelling and her passion for my grandmother’s work so strong, that we felt that the time was right for a new Christie to be written.” —Matthew Prichard, grandson of Agatha Christie
About Agatha Christie
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.
Learn more about Agatha Christie through her official website.
About Sophie Hannah
Internationally bestselling author Sophie Hannah breathes new life into the incomparable detective. In this thrilling tale, Poirot plunges into a mystery set in 1920s London—a diabolically clever puzzle that will test his brilliant skills and baffle and delight longtime Christie fans and new generations of readers discovering him for the first time. Authorized by Christie’s family, and featuring the most iconic detective of all time, this instant Christie classic is sure to be celebrated by mystery lovers the world over.
Sophie’s Tour Stops
Monday, September 15th: A Bookish Way of Life
Wednesday, September 17th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Thursday, September 18th: The Road to Here
Thursday, October 2nd: From the TBR Pile
Tuesday, October 7th: A Bookworm’s World
Friday, October 10th: Jorie Loves a Story
Wednesday, October 15th: Olduvai Reads
Wednesday, October 15th: BoundbyWords
Wednesday, October 15th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Wednesday, October 15th: My Bookshelf
Tuesday, October 28th: Wordsmithonia
Friday, October 31st: Books in the Burbs