Hercule Poirot To Flex His Little Grey Cells Once More

September 6, 2013

THE THIRD GIRLAgatha Christie’s estate and HarperCollins plan to publish a new Hercule Poirot mystery next fall.  British author Sophie Hannah has been commissioned to write the new Poirot 93 years after he was first introduced in The Mysterious Affair at Styles.  The Belgian sleuth was killed off in the final Poirot novel Curtain published shortly before Ms. Christie’s death in 1975.  The new book will be set in the late 1920s, but will not feature Poirot’s friend Captain Hastings. In a statement, Ms. Hannah said: “It is almost impossible to put into words how honored I am to have been entrusted with this amazing project — in fact, I still can’t quite believe that this is really happening! I hope to create a puzzle that will confound and frustrate the incomparable Hercule Poirot for at least a good few chapters.” Read more in this article. And check the EPL catalog for other works by Agatha Christie.

Laura


Agatha Tired of Poirot, Reveals her Grandson

October 28, 2010

As a stalwart fan of both anything Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot, I was a little dismayed by the idea that she lost enthusiasm for her Belgian detective. (Fortunately, she kept at it, anyway!) Her grandson, Mathew Pritchard, explains Christie’s attitude and some other interesting bits.

Shira S.



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