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The Mystery of Three Quarters
The Mystery of Three Quarters: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery | Sophie Hannah
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The worlds most beloved detective, Hercule Poirotthe legendary star of Agatha Christies Murder on the Orient Express and most recently The Monogram Murders and Closed Casketreturns in a stylish, diabolically clever mystery set in the London of 1930. We Agatha Christie fans read her stories--and particularly her Poirot novels--because the mysteries are invariably equal parts charming and ingenious, dark and quirky and utterly engaging. Sophie Hannah had a massive challenge in reviving the beloved Poirot, and she met it with heart and no small amount of little grey cells. I was thrilled to see the Belgian detective in such very, very good hands. Reading The Monogram Murders was like returning to a favorite room of a long-lost home. Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl Hercule Poirot returns home after an agreeable luncheon to find an angry woman waiting to berate him outside his front door. Her name is Sylvia Rule, and she demands to know why Poirot has accused her of the murder of Barnabas Pandy, a man she has neither heard of nor ever met. She is furious to be so accused, and deeply shocked. Poirot is equally shocked, because he too has never heard of any Barnabas Pandy, and he certainly did not send the letter in question. He cannot convince Sylvia Rule of his innocence, however, and she marches away in a rage. Shaken, Poirot goes inside, only to find that he has a visitor waiting for him a man called John McCrodden who also claims also to have received a letter from Poirot that morning, accusing him of the murder of Barnabas Pandy... Poirot wonders how many more letters of this sort have been sent in his name. Who sent them, and why? More importantly, who is Barnabas Pandy, is he dead, and, if so, was he murdered? And can Poirot find out the answers without putting more lives in danger?
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emmaturi
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Day 13 of #fallisbooked and the theme is mysterious. I found this book among the many, now that I have it out may just starting reading it!
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤📚🖤 1mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚😊 1mo
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Susanita
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TFW you walk into #bookclub and as soon as the meeting starts someone says: I HATED THIS BOOK. Everyone is entitled to their opinion of course, but IMO it‘s not a #goodhabit to shut down discussion this way. For my part, I thought it was fine. Not the same panache as the original author, but that‘s a tough act to follow. #selfimprovementsept

Thank you to everyone who sent me ❤️❤️ yesterday. I love this community. 🥰

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚 2mo
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BooknerdsLife
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Love Agatha Christie for a long time & this is the first time I I read this rewriting by Sophie Hannah. The writing isn't bad especially first half of the book, it was fast paced & I got hooked into the story, but it just lacks a certain charm and that long explaining at the end felt more like a lecture LOL, I just wanted to skip ahead. It's between a SoSo & Pick for me...
3.5/5
#Review #mystery #AgathaChristie #booknerd

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Jaimelire
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Finished this book a while back. I enjoyed Hercule Poirot and his “little grey cells”. Not quite as well done as Agatha Christie herself, but still a good read for those of us who have read all the original Christie novels. 👍

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Jaimelire
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Sunday evening and I have a date with Hercule Poirot! 🍷

Dragon Love ❤️ Hercule Poirot 7mo
Jaimelire @Dragon Me too! He is one of my all time favourite characters. 7mo
Dragon I‘m looking forward to reading your review of this book. 😀🐉 7mo
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OutsmartYourShelf
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Mehso-so

The third outing for Hannah‘s take on Hercule Poirot started off well, but degenerated into a convoluted plot which ultimately didn‘t pay off. 3⭐️

Thanks to NetGalley & publishers, HarperCollins UK, for the opportunity to review an ARC.

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BekaReid
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Not quite Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, but I felt it was in the spirit at least. And the story was both intriguing and entertaining so I'll class it as a pick and would read more of Sophie Hannah.

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LiteraryinLititz
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Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE Hercule Poirot?? Sophie Hannah has written another fantastic novel starring Poirot (with the blessing of the Agatha Christie estate), and I think it‘s her best. The ending was so clever! I totally did not see it coming. But for me, it‘s all about Poirot‘s charming arrogance and little grey cells. ☺️

In case you‘re wondering, you don‘t need to read Hannah‘s other 2 books before this one. It stands alone.

Freespirit @LiteraryinLititz I really enjoyed this also...I haven't read the previous two books. It felt like Agatha wrote it😊Will look forward to her next book. 12mo
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BestOfFates
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I honestly can‘t tell if I love this series because it‘s good or if it takes me back to my childhood excitement of new Poirot novels to read!

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Jeg
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Mehso-so

Didn‘t like the first one in this series but decided to give this one a go. Lovely writing but I wont be reading anymore. Not for me. @MrsMalaprop

CarolynM I haven't tried this series, but I know the feeling. Sometimes you just have to keep reading a series even when you don't think it's very good. 13mo
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Lel2403
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I enjoyed The Mystery of the Three Quarters, it‘s an intriguing mystery. Having read many of the Poirot novels, this is my first of the re-visited series and I was interested to see how it compared. Ms Hannah has managed to capture the atmosphere of Agatha Christie's series with twists, turns and red herrings as there were in the original series.

While it does not have the same depth as Agatha Christie‘s Poirot, it‘s a good entertaining read

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Verity
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I really liked this. The mystery was good, the characters were interesting and the narrator meant that it didn‘t feel like a Poirot pastiche/parody. I‘d read the first Hannah Poirot and had some doubts about the voice so to speak. This meant I hadn‘t searched out the the second - I‘ll be going back for that now as I enjoyed this.

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Simona
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This is the third book in the Hercule Poirot series by Hannah, and I think that is the weakest so far (because of the spoilers - I can‘t tell why I think so) ... but still fun to read it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Simona
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I'm starting a new week in the company of my favorite detective❣️

MCYmermaid 🕵🏻‍♂️ Little grey cells, activate! 1y
Reviewsbylola I really enjoy Sophie Hannah. 1y
Simona @MCYmermaid O yes, little grey cells in full action❣️ 1y
Simona @Reviewsbylola H.Poirot books are the only books that I‘ve read by her ... so far. 1y
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Booksnchill
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Finished this Poirot mystery this morning- 4 seemingly unconnected people receive letters purportedly from Poirot accusing them of the murder of Barnabas Pandy. Each accosts Poirot and he is drawn in to investigate. Perhaps a bit “lighter” than a true Christie Poirot and I prefer Hastings to Catchpool as a sidekick- also I miss Miss Lemon. However, entertaining and fun. I recommend the Monogram Murders as well.

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Booksnchill
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Just starting this ARC due out on August 18- good so far- 3 people accuse Hercule Poirot of writing them letters accusing them of murder. Loved the Monogram Murder by the same author- authorized by the Christie estate. Love Christie!

bobregina I can‘t wait to read this, already pre-ordered! 1y
Booksnchill @bobregina as I read on a few more pages in it is 4 people. Quick going so far! 1y
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LibrarianRyan
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The bottom two are todays book mail and the top two are this weekends. #bookmail

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Booksnchill
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Pre order available today for 4.99!!!

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Booksnchill
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The next in the Christie Estate approved continuation of the Poirot series on its way to me!!! Happy Friday!

erzascarletbookgasm Ooo! How exciting. Very curious about this 1y
KarenUK Nice! I enjoyed the other two by Sophie Hannah... 👍 1y
Booksnchill @KarenUk me too!📚💖 1y
bobregina So cool! Can‘t wait for my copy 😍 1y
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