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The Killings at Kingfisher Hill

By: Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie
Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
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Publisher's summary

The world’s greatest detective, Hercule Poirot - legendary star of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile - returns to solve a fiendish new mystery.

Hercule Poirot is travelling by luxury passenger coach from London to the exclusive Kingfisher Hill estate. Richard Devonport has summoned him to prove that his fiancée, Helen, is innocent of the murder of his brother, Frank. There is one strange condition attached to this request: Poirot must conceal his true reason for being there from the rest of the Devonport family.

On the coach, a distressed woman leaps up, demanding to disembark. She insists that if she stays in her seat, she will be murdered. A seat swap is arranged, and the rest of the journey passes without incident. But Poirot has a bad feeling about it, and his fears are later confirmed when a body is discovered in the Devonports' home with a note that refers to ‘the seat that you shouldn’t have sat in’.

Could this new murder and the peculiar incident on the coach be clues to solving the mystery of who killed Frank Devonport? And can Poirot find the real murderer in time to save an innocent woman from the gallows?

©2020 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"What Sophie and Agatha have in common is a rare talent for fiendish unpredictability. They make you see how the impossible might be possible after all." (Sunday Telegraph)

“I was thrilled to see Poirot in such very, very good hands.” (Gillian Flynn, best-selling author of Gone Girl)

"Perfect...a pure treat for Agatha Christie fans.” (Tana French)

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Modernised Agatha Christie

The story was intriguing, Catchpoole made a more well rounded and up to date Hastings and Hercule was his old self with out being overplayed.

The more modern approach to story telling meant that the story kept my attention unlike some of the more traditionally told Agatha Christie originals.

All round good fun like the best Hercule Poirot’s were.

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Who is this Poirot?

The author had a perfectly logical resolution in her grasp, but chose the convoluted one as always. And even worse, who is this Poirot. Agatha Christie's Poirot has always been compassionate and empathetic even with his accurate moral compass. This one is sanctimonious, callous, cruel. Christie's Poirot's outfit is usually black and white. In Hannah's Poirot's case, the his morals and mind are black and white.

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