ACCENT: THE MONOGRAM MURDERS by Sophie Hannah

It’s no easy feat to write a “new” Agatha Christie book with the beloved Hercule Poirot. One can almost hear him making a snide comment about it himself. Purists are hoping for failure. Fans are hoping they won’t be disappointed. And on the face of it, Sophie Hannah isn’t necessarily an obvious choice. She’s known…

SUMMER OF CHRISTIE: After the Funeral

Alright, we are wrapping up the Summer of Christie and Sophie Hannah’s new Poirot mystery The Monogram Murders is just around the corner. I’d like to thank Book Club Girl for hosting our discussions and to Kaitlin at William Morrow for sending us books and asking great questions. 1.)  From the beginning, there is tension among the surviving…

It’s a Summer of Christie!

This summer, (re)read some of your favorite Poirot stories in anticipation of The Monogram Murders‘ release this September. Here is the schedule, posted by Book Club Girl: Here’s a schedule of when I’ll post questions to discuss for each of the books: June 30th:  And Then There Were None July 30th: Dead Man’s Folly, and we can…

REVIEW: THE ORPHAN CHOIR by Sophie Hannah

This may be the creepiest thing Hannah has written yet.  The author so deliciously gaslights her protagonist that the reader can’t help but be taken in as well.  The reader knows to be careful but it’s impossible not to slowly lose touch with sanity as the story goes on. The premise is unpretentious: Louise and…

REVIEW: THE OTHER WOMAN’S HOUSE by Sophie Hannah

In the last couple of years I’ve become a fan of Sophie Hannah’s writing.  She writes fast-paced, gritty police procedurals with dark psychological undertones.  In some ways, she reminds me of a British Kathy Reichs.  This installment of Zailer and Waterhouse’s casebook takes them to Cambridge. The book’s main heroine, Connie, is suffering from a…

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