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New Poirot Mystery

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I suppose we have to reserve judgement until its published, but personally I don't think anyone could ever (or should even try to) come close to the genius of Christie, and so it will be a major let down.

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No. Just NO.

There's no need.
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HOW Are They Going To Explain His Death In His Final Book, Then?
Frankly, Scarlett, I Think You're A Tramp!!!!

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MrBoddy2003 wrote:HOW Are They Going To Explain His Death In His Final Book, Then?
The Monogram Murders is set before Poirot's death.

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ohno__ wrote:
MrBoddy2003 wrote:HOW Are They Going To Explain His Death In His Final Book, Then?
The Monogram Murders is set before Poirot's death.
Ah
Frankly, Scarlett, I Think You're A Tramp!!!!

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MrBoddy2003 wrote:
ohno__ wrote:
MrBoddy2003 wrote:HOW Are They Going To Explain His Death In His Final Book, Then?
The Monogram Murders is set before Poirot's death.
Ah
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Hannah (The Orphan Choir) does a superb job of channeling Agatha Christie in this wholly successful pastiche authorized by the Christie estate. One evening in February 1929, Hercule Poirot is dining alone at a London coffee shop when a woman arrives who looks as if she had "come face to face with the devil." Poirot joins the distraught woman, known at first as Jennie, who tells the sleuth that no one can help her because she's "already dead," and that no one should search for her killer. "The crime must never be solved," she proclaims. Another cryptic remark Jennie makes before fleeing into the night—"please let no one open their mouths"—resonates with Poirot and Insp. Edward Catchpool, the Scotland Yard detective with whom he rooms, after two women and a man are found poisoned in a hotel near Piccadilly Circus, each with a monogrammed gold cuff link inserted in his or her mouth. The rest of the novel lives up to the promise of the opening, complete with dazzling deductions, subtle cluing, false endings, and superb prose. After the first chapter, Catchpool, who brings his own psychological baggage to the case, serves splendidly as the book's narrator. Lovers of classic whodunits can only hope Hannah continues to offer her take on the great Belgian detective.

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As a "quote" I'm not thrilled with it. Sounds like a Big Four (sequel?) like plot :cry: Wait and see... for the readers to spoil it :lol:

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Bought this yesterday, read the first two chapters last night, I haven't got any further than the preview above so can't add more to it yet.

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Jamie wrote:Bought this yesterday, read the first two chapters last night, I haven't got any further than the preview above so can't add more to it yet.
I'm assuming that you've read it all by now. Was it good/interesting? (I haven't read it.)

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I bought The Monogram Murders when it was about half-price in a Tesco. What Sophie Hannah wrote of Poirot (etc.) in that, I wasn't interested. It was about multiple deaths in a hotel...

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