The Mystery of Three Quarters: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery

By Sophie Hannah
Based on the series created by Agatha Christie
Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt

The Hercule Poirot Mysteries: Book 3

unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780062859174

  • Available on 08/06/2019

    ISBN: 9780062931993

  • ISBN: 9780062859174

  • Available on 08/06/2019

    ISBN: 9780062931993

Runtime: 9.97 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2018 in Mysteries & Thrillers

The world’s most beloved detective, Hercule Poirot—the legendary star of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and most recently The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket—returns in a stylish, diabolically clever mystery set in the London of 1930.

Returning home from a luncheon, Hercule Poirot is met at his door by an imperious woman who introduces herself as Sylvia Rule. "How dare you? How dare you send me such a letter?" Ignoring his denials, Mrs. Rule insists that she received a missive claiming he had proof she murdered a man named Barnabas Pandy and advising her to confess her crime to the police. Threatening the perplexed Poirot with a lawsuit, she leaves in a huff.

Minutes later, a rather disheveled man named John McCrodden appears. "I got your letter accusing me of the murder of Barnabas Pandy." Calmly, Poirot again rebuts the charge. Each insisting they are victims of a conspiracy, Mrs. Rule and Mr. McCrodden deny knowing who Pandy is.

The next day, two more strangers proclaim their innocence and provide illuminating details. Miss Annabel Treadway tells Poirot that Barnabas Pandy was her grandfather. But he was not murdered; his death was an accident. Hugo Dockerill also knows of Pandy, and he heard the old man fell asleep in his bath and drowned.

Why did someone send letters in Poirot’s name accusing people of murder? If Pandy’s death was an accident, why charge foul play? It is precisely because he is the great Hercule Poirot that he would never knowingly accuse an innocent person of a crime. Someone is trying to make mischief, and the instigator wants Poirot involved.

Engaging the help of Edward Catchpool, his Scotland Yard policeman friend, Poirot begins to dig into the investigation, exerting his little grey cells to solve an elaborate puzzle involving a tangled web of relationships, scandalous secrets, and past misdeeds.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sophie Hannah’s third ‘New Hercule Poirot Mystery’ proves to be most satisfying…faithful to its model in the essentials but flexible enough to allow for an animated plot and protagonist.” Washington Post
“It’s safe to say Agatha Christie fans will rejoice that Poirot has returned, keener than ever to solve the case.” San Francisco Book Review
“Hercule Poirot fans, rejoice! The fastidious Belgian detective with the amazing little gray cells and equally amazing moustache is back…I had forgotten how enjoyable, and intricate, the plotting of a Poirot mystery is…I loved it!” Suspense Magazine

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Author

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.

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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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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, CD, Library CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English