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The Mystery of Three Quarters: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery (original 2018; edição 2019)

por Sophie Hannah (Autor)

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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"--… (mais)
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Título:The Mystery of Three Quarters: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery
Autores:Sophie Hannah (Autor)
Informação:William Morrow (2019), Edition: Trade Paperback 362 pages
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Agatha Christie writes and entertains with her mysteries, Sophie Hannah attempts to create a mystery similar to Agatha Christie, but Hannah utilizes too much dialogue. I enjoy learning of all the facets of a character, and dialogue does not give a psychological background. Hannah’s story involves multiple characters, and a list would have provided needed clarification. Sophie Hannah gave an outline of the story in the form of the chapter listing and subtopics which gave a nice background. The character of Hercule Poirot seemed too trite with his constant mention of little gray cells. The story centers on the supposed murder of a Barnabas Pandy, a 94-year-old man and letters sent to four people accused of Pandy’s murder. Along the path to solving the mystery, Inspector Edward Catchpool, narrates the story in the same manner as Dr. Watson in the Sherlock Holmes’ mysteries. Of course, Dr. Watson does a better job. The backgrounds of the characters leak into the story meagerly. An interesting but superficial story. ( )
  delphimo | Dec 20, 2020 |
When you read the book you will understand why I have included an image of a Battenberg cake in my blog post. It is a motif that Poirot uses with great effect in the novel, as he speculates about the relationship between the squares in the cake. Why were there 4 letters sent to people accusing them of murdering Barnabas Pandy when they did not know each other? Or is there some other connection?

And is one of those four a murderer or not, or just waiting in the wings, ready to commit a murder? Poirot works with Scotland Yard's Inspector Catchpoole to work out the motive behind the letters.

There were times when I thought the plot was unnecessarily devious and long winded but the audio production is excellent. ( )
  smik | Oct 4, 2020 |
Diverses persones acusen Poirot d'escriure cartes acusant-les d'un crim.
  Virtutbiblio | Apr 28, 2020 |
I felt let down with this book. It started off strong and had me intrigued. . . . Then it got muddled and didn't feel like a Hercule Poirot mystery to me. I finished the book out of boredom mostly and not because I really cared about the story or who the culprit was. ( )
  mitsuzanna | Sep 26, 2019 |
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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"--

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