Book Review for THE MYSTERY OF THREE QUARTERS by Sophie Hannah
THE MYSTERY OF THREE QUARTERS by Sophie Hannah
New Hercule Poirot Mysteries Series, Book 3
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: An atmospheric, quirky, and positively perplexing mystery that only the celebrated Hercule Poirot could solve.
Have you ever read a story and felt at home with the writing? It feels like ages since I have read a Poirot novel, but I am right back in the thick of it again. THE MYSTERY OF THREE QUARTERS is Sophie Hannah’s third book in her New Hercule Poirot Mysteries Series, and let me tell you, her writing is beautiful. It hits all the right classic Agatha Christie notes.
It must be said that Hannah had quite the undertaking to write new stories for such a legendary character. However, she did it. I didn't think she could, but indeed she did. The elegance to her writing was only made better by the developing of a mystery Poirot fan can engross themselves in.
All in all, this was the perfect blend of intrigue, engaging characters, and an eccentric detective on the case. Bravo!
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher and TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Hercule Poirot returns home after an agreeable luncheon to find an angry woman waiting to berate him outside his front door. Her name is Sylvia Rule, and she demands to know why Poirot has accused her of the murder of Barnabas Pandy, a man she has neither heard of nor ever met. She is furious to be so accused, and deeply shocked. Poirot is equally shocked, because he too has never heard of any Barnabas Pandy, and he certainly did not send the letter in question. He cannot convince Sylvia Rule of his innocence, however, and she marches away in a rage.
Shaken, Poirot goes inside, only to find that he has a visitor waiting for him — a man called John McCrodden who also claims also to have received a letter from Poirot that morning, accusing him of the murder of Barnabas Pandy...
Poirot wonders how many more letters of this sort have been sent in his name. Who sent them, and why? More importantly, who is Barnabas Pandy, is he dead, and, if so, was he murdered? And can Poirot find out the answers without putting more lives in danger?
About the Author: Sophie Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous psychological thrillers, including Woman with a Secret, as well as The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket, the first novels to be authorized by the estate of Agatha Christie. Her books have received numerous awards, including a UK National Book Award, and are published in forty-nine countries. She lives in Cambridge, England.
Series: Hercule Poirot Mysteries
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: William Morrow (August 28, 2018)
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