Friday, September 6, 2013

Agatha Christie’s Poirot In New Novel



Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie's famous moustachioed Belgian sleuth, is to return in a new novel backed by the author's family.

Crime novelist and poet Sophie Hannah will write the as-yet-untitled book, which will be published in September 2014.

It will be the first official novel to continue Agatha Christie's work.

“I hope to create a puzzle that will confound and frustrate the incomparable Hercule Poirot for at least a good few chapters.”

Hannah's novel comes more than 90 years after Christie introduced Poirot in her first novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles, published in 1920. Christie died in 1976.

Agatha Christie's grandson Mathew Prichard felt that there was still "an enormous appetite" for Poirot based on book sales and the success of the TV series starring David Suchet.

“This book should intrigue Agatha Christie's many fans and show that this author and character is still very much alive in the 21st Century."

Poirot is one of many famous fictional characters to be resurrected after the death of their creator. James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, Peter Pan, Dracula, and characters from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy have all been given new life by contemporary writers in the past few years.


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