By Sophie Hannah
The world's most famed detective returns during this creative, fashionable, and altogether scrumptious secret from the writer of the moment bestseller The Monogram Murders ("I was once delighted" -- Gillian Flynn).
"What I intend to claim to you'll come as a shock..."
With those phrases, girl Athelinda Playford -- one of many world's such a lot cherished kid's authors -- springs a shock at the legal professional entrusted along with her will. As visitors arrive for a celebration at her Irish mansion, woman Playford has made up our minds to chop off her kids with no penny . . . and go away her enormous fortune to another person: an invalid who has simply weeks to live.
Among woman Playford's visitors are strangers: the well-known Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and Inspector Edward Catchpool of Scotland backyard. Neither understands why he has been invited -- till Poirot starts off to wonder whether woman Playford expects a murder. But why does she look so made up our minds to impress a killer? And why -- whilst the crime is devoted regardless of Poirot's most sensible efforts to prevent it -- does the id of the sufferer make no experience at all?
Addictive, ferociously smart, and full of clues, wit, and homicide, Closed Casket is a triumph from the writer whose paintings is "as tough as something written by way of Agatha Christie" (Alexander McCall Smith, The long island occasions booklet Review).
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Closed Casket: A New Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) by Sophie Hannah