The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah audiobook

The Monogram Murders: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery

By Sophie Hannah
Based on the novels of Agatha Christie
Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt

HarperAudio 9780062297228

The Hercule Poirot Mysteries: Book 2014

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780062400994

  • ISBN: 9780062400994

Runtime: 11.22 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Barnes & Noble Editor’s Recommendation

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, September 2014

One of BookPage Top Pick of September 2014

Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffeehouse is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. She is terrified—but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done.

Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London Hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one's mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman? While Poirot struggles to put together the bizarre pieces of the puzzle, the murderer prepares another hotel bedroom for a fourth victim…

Since the publication of her first novel in 1920, more than two billion copies of Agatha Christie's books have been sold around the globe. Diabolically clever, packed with style and wit, The Monogram Murders is a splendid addition to the world's biggest-selling series.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Perfect…A pure treat for Agatha Christie fans.” Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Place
“Sophie Hannah does an egoless, silky job of reviving Agatha Christie’s beloved Belgian detective Hercule Poirot…enough so to hope that Hannah turns to Miss Marple next.” USA Today
“Does Sophie Hannah’s Poirot live up to our expectations? Yes, he does, and markedly so…The Monogram Murders is both faithful to the character and an entirely worthy addition to the canon…The plot is as tricky as anything written by Agatha Christie. Nothing is obvious or predictable in this very difficult Sudoku of a novel. The Monogram Murders has a life and freshness of its own. Poirot is still Poirot. Poirot is back.” New York Times Book Review
“When Agatha Christie published her first Hercule Poirot novel in 1920, she could have not imagined that her mystery series sales would eventually top two billion copies. (Only The Bible and Shakespeare outsell her.) And when she ended the Belgian detective’s run in 1975, enthusiasts despaired that the series would never be revived. But now the unbelievable has occurred: After almost forty years, the Christie estate has finally authorized a revival of this classic and they selected respected mystery author Sophie Hannah to create a Poirot whodunit worthy of its origins. By every evidence, this suspenseful fiction remains true to the letter and spirit of Ms. Christie. Editor’s recommendation.” Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review
“Christie herself, some might say, could do no better…Enough twists, turns, revelations, and suspects to cook up a most satisfying red-herring stew. Literary magic.” Washington Post
“Sharply written and rigorously plotted, this Poirot mystery rivals many of Christie’s own.” NPR
“Terrific….uncanny. As Hercule Poirot himself would say, ‘Bravo, Madame Hannah. Bravo.’” Boston Globe
“Hercule Poirot is back, although obviously not written by Agatha Christie. Set in London in 1920, the details and characters ring true. The writing is strong. The mystery is complex and wriggles through a long set of possible explanations before Poirot finds the killer. ” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars)
“Hannah does a superb job of channeling Agatha Christie in this wholly successful pastiche authorized by the Christie estate…Lovers of classic whodunits can only hope Hannah continues to offer her take on the great Belgian detective.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Hannah, with the authorization of the Christie estate, has re-created the sleuth’s voice and character as true to the original as anyone could. The egotistical little Belgian, interested in his ‘order and methods’ and employing the ‘little grey cells’ is back. Edward Catchpool is no replacement for the well-intended and captivating Captain Arthur Hastings, yet fans of all formats of Agatha Christie and Poirot (the BBC TV series as well as original books, plays, etc.) will delight in this new foray into the Christie canon.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Hercule Poirot returns to crack a new case under the capable direction of British mystery writer Hannah…The intriguing result finds Poirot in London on the trail of a killer who poisoned three people and left a gold cufflink in the mouth of each one….Throughout, Hannah’s pitch-perfect dialogue and mastery of misdirection combine to weave a tangled tapestry that delights with its period detail, flashes of humor, and grim glimpses into our darker nature.” BookPage
“Narrator Julian Rhind-Tutt does a splendid job with Hannah’s creation. Rhind-Tutt is a marvelous Poirot—his accent, French phrases, and confident personality are all present. But the story itself is repetitious, quite the opposite of Christie’s style. Still, listeners will remain engaged because of Rhind-Tutt’s abilities as a storyteller…Most enjoyable is Rhind-Tutt’s portrayal of Lucca Lazzari, the hotel manager who repeatedly proclaims the innocence of his staff in an Italian accent. The denouement is rendered Christie style as Catchpool—and listeners—hear the murderer identified.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Sophie Hannah

Author Bio: Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous psychological thrillers and The Monogram Murders, the first novel to be authorized by the estate of Agatha Christie, and its follow up, The Closed Casket. Her books have received numerous awards, including the United Kingdom’s National Book Award, and are published in twenty-seven countries. She lives in Cambridge, England.

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Author Bio: Agatha Christie

Author Bio: Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was a British crime writer best known for her detective novels and short stories. According to Guinness World Records, she is the best-selling novelist of all time, her novels having sold over four billion copies and having been translated into more than one hundred languages. The Agatha Award for best mystery and crime writers was named in her honor.

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English