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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Hercule is back from the dead for Agatha Christie revamp

Agatha Christie is the latest dead author to be exhumed as it was announced this week that her most famous creation, Hercule Poirot will return in an all new adventure. Following the success of novels in the style of Ian Fleming and P G Wodehouse but written by contemporary authors it seems that the Christie copyright holders now want a bite of the cake.

Bestselling crime author, Sophie Hannah is to pen the  new novel which will be set between the novels The Mystery of the Blue Train and Peril at End House.

"Writing a book about Poirot will be like writing about someone I know really well. I've read all the books so many times and know them inside out.' Sophie Hannah

The novel to be published by HarperCollins will be the first authorised Poirot novel since Agatha Christie's death in 1976.

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