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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:00 pm    Post subject: New Poirot Mystery Reply with quote

http://www.arabnews.com/news/464326

Is this Good or Bad?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. Just NO.

There's no need.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HOW Are They Going To Explain His Death In His Final Book, Then?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 nightó"please let no one open their mouths"óresonates 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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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a "quote" I'm not thrilled with it. Sounds like a Big Four (sequel?) like plot Crying or Very sad Wait and see... for the readers to spoil it Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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