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Sophie Hannah Agatha Christie / Aug 20, 2019

Closed Casket What I intend to say to you will come as a shock With these words Lady Athelinda Playford one of the world s most beloved children s authors springs a surprise on the lawyer entrusted with her will A

  • Title: Closed Casket
  • Author: Sophie Hannah Agatha Christie
  • ISBN: 9780062458841
  • Page: 428
  • Format: ebook
  • What I intend to say to you will come as a shock With these words, Lady Athelinda Playford one of the world s most beloved children s authors springs a surprise on the lawyer entrusted with her will As guests arrive for a party at her Irish mansion, Lady Playford has decided to cut off her two children without a penny and leave her vast fortune to someone What I intend to say to you will come as a shock With these words, Lady Athelinda Playford one of the world s most beloved children s authors springs a surprise on the lawyer entrusted with her will As guests arrive for a party at her Irish mansion, Lady Playford has decided to cut off her two children without a penny and leave her vast fortune to someone else an invalid who has only weeks to live.Among Lady Playford s visitors are two strangers the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and Inspector Edward Catchpool of Scotland Yard Neither knows why he has been invited until Poirot begins to wonder if Lady Playford expects a murder But why does she seem so determined to provoke a killer And why when the crime is committed despite Poirot s best efforts to stop it does the identity of the victim make no sense at all

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      • Sophie Hannah Agatha Christie

        Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling writer of psychological crime fiction, published in 27 countries In 2013, her latest novel, The Carrier, won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards Two of Sophie s crime novels, The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives, have been adapted for television and appeared on ITV1 under the series title Case Sensitive in 2011 and 2012 In 2004, Sophie won first prize in the Daphne Du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition for her suspense story The Octopus Nest, which is now published in her first collection of short stories, The Fantastic Book of Everybody s Secrets Sophie has also published five collections of poetry Her fifth, Pessimism for Beginners, was shortlisted for the 2007 T S Eliot Award Her poetry is studied at GCSE, A level and degree level across the UK From 1997 to 1999 she was Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge, and between 1999 and 2001 she was a fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford She is forty one and lives with her husband and children in Cambridge, where she is a Fellow Commoner at Lucy Cavendish College She is currently working on a new challenge for the little grey cells of Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie s famous detective.


    1. This is the second book that Sophie Hannah has written with Poirot since she took up the Agatha Christie mantle. Whilst I had enjoyed Monogram Murders, this was a harder sell for me. The story is narrated by Inspector Edward Catchpool of Scotland Yard. For no reason that he can fathom, he has been invited to Clonakilty, County Cork in Ireland. He is to be a house guest at Lillieoak, a mansion owned by Lady Playford, a writer of the Shrimp series. He harbours some resentment of Poirot after the m [...]

    2. Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah/ Agatha Christie is a 2016 William Morrow publication.Lady Athelinda Playford gathers an eclectic group of people together when she decides to announce a major change to her will, a very controversial decision that could bring about terrible repercussions. Inspector Edward Catchpool and the incomparable Hercule Poirot, may have been invited due to Playford’s suspicions that murder is on someone’s mind. However, a murder is committed right under the famous Belgi [...]

    3. “Everyone is a potential murderer-in everyone there arises from time to time the wish to kill-though not the will to kill.”----Agatha ChristieHercule Poirot is back again with another new adventure and mystery in Sophie Hannah, an internationally bestselling writer's new book, Closed Casket where the Belgian detective Poirot along with the help of Scotland Yard inspector, Edward Catchpool, solve the mystery surrounding an old rich, aristocrat lady's lavish party at a forgotten Irish countrys [...]

    4. This was quite a good attempt to continue Agatha Christie's legacy. It is a decent book and interesting reading. It can bring you into the world and psyche of Hercule Poirot. I would say it is a typican whodunit plot, intriguing with suspence. It carries the characteristics that we find in Poirot. By that, I mean that someone not knowing the famous Belgian detective would easily get the grab of him in this book.On the othe hand though, if this was my first Poirot mystery I wouldn't be so trigger [...]

    5. Buying Closed Casket was the triumph of hope over experience. In 2014 author Sophie Hannah released The Monogram Murders, the first Hercule Poirot novel since Curtain: Poirot's Last Case: A Hercule Poirot Mystery was published in 1975. While not up to Dame Agatha Christie’s highest standards, Hannah’s novel wasn’t too shabby. So I bought Closed Casket hoping for better than a pleasant read and for something less convoluted and implausible than The Monogram Murders.Was my hope justified? No [...]

    6. Κλειστό φέρετρο η νέα προσπάθεια της συγγραφέως να επαναφέρει τον αγαπημένο ήρωα Ηρακλή Πουαρό. Σε αντίθεση με το έγκλημα με υπογραφή που δεν είχε καταφέρει να με συγκινήσει θεωρώ ότι το κλειστό φέρετρο έχει περισσότερες αρετές σαν βιβλίο και η συγγραφέας του καταφέρνει ν [...]

    7. 3,5/5 αστεράκια. Η κριτική μου για το βιβλίο στο site "Book City" και τον παρακάτω σύνδεσμο: Κλειστό φέρετρο

    8. Agatha Christie is my favorite yesteryear cozy mystery author. Sophie Hannah is one of my favorite current psychological mystery authors. So when Sophie Hannah started giving a new life to Hercule Poirot, I was excited.Monogram murders, the first of this revamped Poirot series was well appreciated by me, though many found it lacking. Closed Casket was in my radar, the day I saw it on GR, and when I received it as a gift, I was over the moon.This seems like an amalgam of Christie and Hannah, but [...]

    9. Sophie Hannah must have had great fun writing this new Poirot mystery. The immaculate Belgian detective is drawn impeccably, surrounded by an outrageous cast of mostly unpleasant people in a wildly improbable version of the English country house murder. It was an entertaining, stylish, escapist read, 3.5 rather than a flat 3.I was a bit startled to see that copyright rests with Agatha Christie Limited, and hope Hannah's contract pays her well for what should be a successful book. Clearly the com [...]

    10. Poirot in 1929 - the heyday, nee the Golden Age of murder and Christie. Ths was great. Lots of fun if a bit brutal and not as adoring to Hercule as Christie would have made it. She still liked him in the early days.

    11. Είχα αρχίσει να πιστεύω πως δε θα τελείωνε ποτέ.και τώρα που ευτυχώς τελείωσε ορκίζομαι να ειπώ την αλήθεια και μόνο την αλήθεια χωρίς φόβο και πάθος!!!Για το θεό!!Πόσο τραγικό βιβλίο???Ήταν τόσο μα τόσο βαρετό που ακόμα κι αν δε κατάφερα να ανακαλύψω τη λύση του μυστηρίου(η οπ [...]

    12. Closed Casket – Hercule Poirot ReturnsSophie Hannah has risen to the challenge to become the voice and mind of Hercule Poirot and mimic everything that the Grand Dame of Crime Fiction created. Hannah has picked up where Agatha Christie left off and it is impossible to notice that Poirot came to life over 100 years before, this is a seamless addition to the Christie canon.Hercule Poirot has been invited over to the newly independent Ireland, as the guest of aristocratic author Lady Playford to [...]

    13. So I read an article recently about why, the estates of famous writers, tend to suddenly allow a "new" book to come out so many years after the originals. It's all about copyright. See, the copyright on some of Christie's earlier books are soon to expire. However, if they commission a new book, they can retain the copyright to the characters. I have very mixed feelings about this, especially when I think about all the awesome things that wouldn't exist if the copyright hadn't expired. Like Sherl [...]

    14. I received "Closed Casket" through a Giveaway and am now meeting my responsibility to write a review.Author Sophie Hannah clearly idolizes the great Agatha Christie; in fact, she has an index in the book that lists all of Christie's books and plays. She clearly intends to honor Christie in this novel. She brings life to Hercule Poirot in the story, and does him justice. I always pictured Poirot in this book as the one played by David Suchet on PBS Mystery.However, Hannah uses another character [...]

    15. Given that I have no memory of anything from The Monogram Murders, I can't make any comparisons to it. Besides that it didn't really feel like a Poirot mystery. Since I don't even remember the murder, I can't tell you why. That's just how it felt to me.However, I can honestly say, this felt like a genuine Poirot mystery. I could hear his voice in my head. I could see the mystery exactly. It just felt authentic to me, and, when you're writing any sort of pastiche, that's key. You have to capture [...]

    16. Sophie Hannah bukanlah Agatha Christie. Jadi tentunya pasti ada perbedaan gaya tulisan di antara mereka. Karena itu saya tidak berharap terlalu tinggi dan meminta banyak bahwa buku ini akan sama persis seperti tulisan Agatha Christie. Sempat sedikit kecewa dengan The Monogram Murders. Tapi saya senang karena buku ini lebih baik dari The Monogram Murders. Poirot lebih seperti Poirot di buku ini. Dan saya tidak kesulitan membaca narasinya seperti yang saya rasakan pada bab-bab awal The Monogram Mu [...]

    17. I received this book courtesy of a giveaway. Closed Casket has most of the mystery cliches:1. Like "Clue", all of the suspects staying in the same house and sorting out who was where during the murder; I halfway expected to read about Colonel Mustard and a pipe wrench.2. A semi-clueless sidekick in Catchpool 3. A moron serving as the lead homicide detective 4. Poirot's big reveal at the end with all of the suspects gathered in one room5. Confession by the suspect once truth is revealedAll of th [...]

    18. Ενα πολυ ευχαριστο βιβλιο με πολυ γρηγορο ρυθμο και ωραιες περιγραφες! Το μονο αρνητικο ειναι οτι παρα το γεγονος οτι το μυστηριο του φονου εξηγειται επαρκεστατα , τα κινητρα και τα αιτια που οδηγησαν τον/την δολοφονο στο εγκλημα δεν μου φανηκαν ιδιαιτερα αληθοφανη! Το προτ [...]

    19. I need to confess that I had no idea Sophie Hannah had revitalised Agatha Christie’s famous Belgian detective and his little grey cells until this book appeared on a listing. It was only then I discovered Hannah had previously released The Monogram Murders, featuring Hercule Poirot, in 2014 – almost 40 years after the passing of Dame Agatha.I should mention here that I adore Agatha Christie. I’ve read all of her books a million times. At least. Lovers of the original will notice there are [...]

    20. 3.5 stars, I like this book better than the predecessor, The Monogram Murders. The mystery is much simpler and more sensible and this time Poirot managed to treat Inspector Catchpool with more respect, which makes me warm up to Hannah's Poirot this time.The mystery builds up quite well and kept me guessing all the way to the final assembly where the murder is revealed. Although I can think of other simpler, harmless ways for the killer to get that particular information without making it a motiv [...]

    21. Surly better than the "monogram" but in the exact same way flat and pointless! The first half is well developed but then again to create a mystery is easier than to give satisfying answers to it!

    22. I would not have intentionally selected this book as I still have many Agatha books to read and would rather read the real thingbut my fab brother bought it for me for Christmas knowing I love Poirot and probably didn't realise it was written by somebody else (check out the cover!).I liked it - the story was a bit odd and a little stilted in places but I still enjoyed the mystery and the rambunctious and frankly rude characters were amusing.Poirot was not quite himself! But it didn't spoil the b [...]

    23. «Κλειστό φέρετρο»: έναν αιώνα μετά ο Ηρακλής Πουαρό είναι πάλι εδώ…Μετά από το best seller «Έγκλημα με υπογραφή», όπου ο Ηρακλής Πουαρό εμφανίστηκε έπειτα από έναν σχεδόν αιώνα, η Sophie Hannah επανέρχεται με το «Κλειστό φέρετρο» που κυκλοφορεί από τις εκδόσεις Διόπτρα. Με βαρύ φορτί [...]

    24. Thank you to William Morrow for providing me with a review copy!When I heard that Sophie Hannah would be continuing the Agatha Christie books, I was really curious about she’d handle it. If you’ve read any of the original Agatha Christie novels, and then one of the new ones, I feel like you can’t help but compare them. My ultimate verdict is that Hannah did a good job of carrying on Agatha Christie’s legacy. It’s not perfect, but it’s certainly not a disgrace either.In this book, Poi [...]

    25. This Dame is no Agatha ChristieStarted this book snuggled up with a cup of tea by my side and smile on my face for a 'new' Poirot adventure to begin. What a MAJOR disappointment it was. Her narrator, Catchpool, seemed to be her 'Hastings' but was to also be a capable police detective with a promising career. Obviously this didn't work - love Hastings but lovable bumbling is more his mode than sharp detective skills - and this character did not work. Actually all of the characters seemed to be on [...]

    26. A part of me finds these Poirot mysteries as enjoyable and cozy but also way too simple - Agatha was more cunning!

    27. DNF, so no rating.I tried. I really did. I didn't really enjoy Hannah's first take on Poirot, but people said this would be an improvement and I wanted to give her another chance. The thing is, there is a decent mystery in there. But her Poirot never, not once, felt like the real thing to me. Her writing is so fundamentally different from Christie's, and I'm not saying that's a bad thing. Maybe my mistake was reading this directly after re-reading an old real Poirot. I'm pretty sure I would've e [...]

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