Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot to make literary comeback


James Bond was given one, Sherlock Holmes too – and even Winnie-the-Pooh got the treatment.

Now, it’s the turn of Hercule Poirot to be handed a literary comeback.

Agatha Christie’s detective will feature in a new novel almost a century after the Belgian was introduced in The Mysterious Affair at Styles.

Psychological crime writer Sophie Hannah, who started as a poet, will pen the as-yet-untitled book for publication in September next year.

Hannah said Christie made her ‘fall in love with mystery fiction’ at 13.

‘I read and collected all her novels within a year, and have been a passionately – some might even say obsessively – devoted fan ever since,’ said Hannah, whose books have been published in 24 countries.

‘Christie’s brilliant plotting and deep understanding of the human psyche shaped my identity as a crime writer.’

Hannah, from Cambridge, added: ‘It’s almost impossible to put into words how…

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