Book cover - The Killings at Kingfisher Hill - Author Sophie Hannah

The Killings at Kingfisher Hill

Author Sophie Hannah

  • Release Date: 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Historical
Our score: 4
From 85 Ratings

The Killings at Kingfisher Hill Summary

The Killings at Kingfisher Hill - Named a New York Times Best Book to Give

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 delectably twisty mystery in this “masterful and multi-layered puzzle...adding a new dimension to a much-loved series” (NPR).

“Yet again, the diminutive man with the little gray cells delivers the goods.” —Wall Street Journal

Hercule Poirot is traveling by luxury passenger coach from London to the exclusive Kingfisher Hill estate. Richard Devonport has summoned the renowned detective to prove that his fiancée, Helen, is innocent of the murder of his brother, Frank. Poirot will have only days to investigate before Helen is hanged, but there is one strange condition attached: he must conceal his true reason for being there from the rest of the Devonport family.

The coach is forced to stop when a distressed woman demands to get off, insisting that if she stays in her seat, she will be murdered. Although the rest of the journey passes without anyone being harmed, Poirot’s curiosity is aroused, and his fears are later confirmed when a body is discovered with a macabre note attached . . .

Could this new murder and the peculiar incident on the coach be clues to solving the mystery of who killed Frank Devonport? And if Helen is innocent, can Poirot find the true culprit in time to save her from the gallows?

The Killings at Kingfisher Hill Review

  • The Killings at Kingfisher Hill

    By Frangeipanti
    This is without a doubt the worst book I ever read I can’t believe you couldn’t find a better author!! It was painful to read I kept at it because I thought there must be something there there’s so many authors in the world and this one is absolutely awful the story was awful I can’t believe you did this to Agatha Christie! Each book got worse I’ve read them all with the hopes they would improve I will never read one of her books again it’s a total waste of time I just don’t get it it’s awful the plot is ridiculous the characters are flat they have no charm or personality the story no plot it’s awful I will never buy a book by her again and I will advocate in my book club in the place I live for people to not even waste their time getting this at the library for free it’s still terrible all of you should be embarrassed that you had anything to do with this book being published
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    By Archmarvelous
    I did so very much enjoy the rich exposition of characters and the plot that intertwined the lives of so many people!