We have a selection of books on the shelves at Daisy Chain – one of which is written by Lower Mill Estate resident and crime writer Sophie Hannah. Thanksfor this post about Sophie Hannah's new venture into writing a new Hercule Poirot Mystery. Looking forward to reading it!
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How I Wrote a New Agatha Christie Mystery
Sophie Hannah, author of the new Hercule Poirot mystery The Monogram Murders, shares how she channeled one of literature's greats, and one of literature's great characters.
"Since it was announced last September that I would be writing a new Hercule Poirot novel, I have read many accounts of what I intend to do to the poor Belgian detective that bear no resemblance to the truth.
Am I going to ‘resurrect’ him – from the dead, as the word implies? Absolutely not.
Agatha Christie killed him in Curtain, and that’s that; he can’t and shouldn’t be brought back to life. Am I going to ‘revive’ him, then? Well, no. Insofar as he’s dead, he can’t be revived, and as a fictional character, he is still going strong: eternally popular, world famous, and in no need of revival…"