Book cover - The Monogram Murders - Author Sophie Hannah & Agatha Christie

The Monogram Murders

Author Sophie Hannah & Agatha Christie

  • Release Date: 2014-09-09
  • Genre: British Detectives
Our score: 4
From 205 Ratings

The Monogram Murders Summary

The Monogram Murders - "Equal parts charming and ingenious, dark and quirky and utterly engaging. Reading The Monogram Murders was like returning to a favorite room of a long-lost home" -Gillian Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl

Since the publication of her first novel in 1920, more than two billion copies of Agatha Christie’s books have been sold around the globe. Now, for the first time ever, the guardians of her legacy have approved a brand new novel featuring Dame Agatha’s most beloved creation, Hercule Poirot.

‘I’m a dead woman, or I shall be soon…’

Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffeehouse is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered.  She is terrified – but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done.

Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London Hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one’s mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman? While Poirot struggles to put together the bizarre pieces of the puzzle, the murderer prepares another hotel bedroom for a fourth victim...

The Monogram Murders Review

  • Enjoyable

    By Azzedine
    I enjoyed this and will read the next. I’m happy to have more stories and be entertained. If your motive is entertainment and not judgement give this a try!
  • Disappointing

    By Mister PB
    The plotting is enjoyable enough, for a mystery, although perhaps a bit too Byzantine. The dialogue and characterization so, however, struck me as amateurish and trying too hard. The use of the first person seemed to me ill-advised, particularly as the narrator is ridiculously neurotic and repetitive. I missed the ease of Christie's style.
  • Extremely boring!

    By MarianelaPR
    If you're hoping for an interesting new mystery involving Hercule Poirot, you'll be extremely disappointed. This novel should not be associated with Agatha Christie or her famous Belgian detective. It works for falling asleep though, bores you to death! Not worth buying.
  • Time waster

    By FaFaBriFi
    The plot was simply boring and unbelievable. The writing was nothing like "the original". The solution of the mystery simply takes forever to be explained and even when it does it sounds to far fetched.
  • Not for me

    By Royjoyboy
    I really should NEVER read a Hercule Poirot novel no matter how beautifully it's written, as this one is. I'm way too impatient to yawn my way through countless repeats of the same information and dealing time after time with the same characters as interesting as they might be, in every possible configuration. But that's Poirot. Nice to visit but I wouldn't like to stay very long. A lovely piece of work. But not for me.
  • Great Poirot novel but it's not by Agatha Christie

    By lmsampson78
    I bought this thinking that it was a Poirot novel that must have missed. It was a great story but something in the writing of Poirot's companion kept throwing me off as different. I know it was not Hastings but it was a little odd. When I got to the end of the novel and the "about the author" section I was surprised to see that it was by someone else, which explained the slight style difference. I'm not sure that I would have bought this book had I known it wasn't written by Agatha Christie but I did enjoy it.
  • Terrible

    By Cgnuimhf
    I thought this book would never end. To try and fill Agatha Christie's shoes is very hard, and this author has not done her even the slightest justice.....I can't even say the attempt was admirable.
  • The Monogram Murders

    By Spoofington
    An interesting attempt to mimic an Agatha Christie mystery. However, the real Poirot would never have led us ( the readers ) down endless paths as this author did. About half way through the story, I became weary of all the if's, and's and but's the author put us through. I am a huge Agatha Christie fan. I probably expected too much from this author.
  • The Monogram Murders

    By Fmt1663
    I fail to understand how this author could even think of attempting to fill in the shoes of a genius. What a miserable piece of work - first time I have thrown away a book half way through. Cufflinks in the mouth!! WOW
  • Loved it!

    By Jersey FarmGirl
    I think this story was well written with the usual challenges to the little grey cells.


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