Closed Casket: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)

June 4, 2017 - Comment

The world’s most famous detective – and Agatha Christie’s most famous creation – returns in this new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Monogram Murders: a diabolically clever mystery soaked in period atmosphere and loaded with clues, suspense, and danger. Praise for the New York Times bestseller THE MONOGRAM MURDERS: “I

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The world’s most famous detective – and Agatha Christie’s most famous creation – returns in this new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Monogram Murders: a diabolically clever mystery soaked in period atmosphere and loaded with clues, suspense, and danger.

Praise for the New York Times bestseller THE MONOGRAM MURDERS:

“I was thrilled to see Hercule Poirot in such very, very good hands.” –Gillian Flynn

“Perfect . . . a pure treat.” –Tana French

“As tricky as anything written by Agatha Christie.” –Alexander McCall Smith

“Terrific . . . uncanny. Bravo!” –The Boston Globe

“Sharply written and rigorously plotted, this Poirot mystery rivals many of Christie’s own.” –NPR

Comments

T. says:

An improvement over the previous Poirot novel, but still not worth reading. This novel is the second new Poirot story written by Sophie Hannah. I haven’t read Hannah’s other works, but I have read The Monogram Murders, the first novel she wrote with Poirot. I don’t know if it’s a feature of her work in general, but those two novels share many inelegant commonalities: the plot device of inauthentic, contrived conversations that are conveniently overheard and misunderstood; chapters that ramble on about some event in the past that somehow set up the current situation;…

Angela Zakreski says:

This Dame is no Agatha Christie Started this book snuggled up with a cup of tea by my side and smile on my face for a ‘new’ Poirot adventure to begin. 

S. McGee says:

A pale imitation of the original, proving that imitation isn’t always flattery At one point in the inevitable denouement, when Agatha Christie’s sleuth (being channeled here, postmortem, by Sophie Hannah) Hercule Poirot has assembled all of the suspects in the murder in the drawing room to listen to the final product of the functioning of his famous “little grey cells”, he refers to the murder itself being neat and tidy — and almost simple. That made me stop and think about what frustrated me about this somewhat unsatisfactory homage to both Christie and Poirot:…

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