The Mystery of Three Quarters

The Mystery of Three Quarters

The New Hercule Poirot Mystery

eBook - 2018
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"The world's most beloved detective, Hercule Poirot--the legendary star of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express and most recently The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket--returns 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 afteran agreeable luncheon to find an angry woman waiting to berate himoutside his front door. Her name is Sylvia Rule, and shedemands 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 certainlydid not send the letter in question. He cannot convinceSylviaRule of his innocence, however, and she marches awayin a rage. Shaken, Poirot goes inside, only to findthat he has a visitor waiting for him--a man called John McCrodden whoalsoclaims alsoto have received a letter from Poirot that morning, accusing him of themurder of Barnabas Pandy... Poirot wonders how many more letters of this sort have been sent in his name. Who sent them, and why?Moreimportantly, 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?"--
"The world's most beloved detective, Hercule Poirot--the legendary star of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express and most recently The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket--returns in a stylish, diabolically clever mystery set in the London of 1930"--
Published: New York, NY :, William Morrow,, 2018.
ISBN: 9780062792457
Branch Call Number: OVERDRIVE DOWNLOADABLE EBOOK
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horthhill
May 14, 2019

"The Mystery of Three Quarters" by Sophie Hannah is a decent pastiche of a Hercule Poirot mystery by Agatha Christie. I was slightly suspicious when I started the novel. But, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Sophie Hannah's recreation of Poirot circa 1929 - the year this particular cozy mystery is set. Clues appear throughout and the big reveal occurs in a drawing room of a grand house. Poirot has it all figured out no matter how bizarre the plot. A lot of fun to read.

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tjdickey
Mar 28, 2019

Sophie Hannah has the mannerisms of the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot down pat, and delivers a devious plot worthy of Dame Agatha. For true devotees, however, this rewrite in the Poirot franchise has a je ne sais qua missing...

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MzFortune
Feb 05, 2019

Book was overlong. It could have been cut by one-third. Also full of typos. Will not read this author again.

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millietaylor
Oct 31, 2018

Too long and repeatative.

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Bookbybook
Sep 23, 2018

Not sure i see why it gets such high ratings. Shifts in viewpoint from third person to first person throughout distracted me too much to settle in and enjoy the mystery. Kept putting it down when the viewpoint shifted because I lost the seam of the story. Experimenting with viewpoints is fine for some sorts of fiction, perhaps, but for mysteries it seems to be cheating the reader out of a great read. Good writing and plot couldn't compensate for this drawback for me.

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Sep 16, 2018

Agatha Christie fans will find this book meets all expectations for a very fine mystery. Hercules Poirot shines as he discovers, clue by clue, who the murderer is. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would very highly recommend it! *****

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