“The genius of Hannah’s domestic thrillers – along with the twistiest plots known to woman – is that she creates ordinary people whose psychological quirks make them as monstrous as any serial killer.”   |  The Guardian

“Hannah’s mastery of plot and character are simply peerless.”  |  Heat magazine

BIOGRAPHY


Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling writer of crime fiction, published in 32 languages and 51 territories. In 2014, at the request of Agatha Christie’s family and estate, Sophie published a new Hercule Poirot novel, The Monogram Murders, which was a bestseller in more than 15 countries. In September 2016 her second Poirot novel, Closed Casket, was published and became an instant Sunday Times top ten bestseller.

In 2013, Sophie’s novel The Carrier won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards. Two of her crime novels, The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives, have been adapted for television and appeared on ITV1 under the series title Case Sensitive in 2011 and 2012.

Sophie has also published two short story collections and five collections of poetry – the fifth of which, Pessimism for Beginners, was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Award. Her poetry is studied at GCSE, A Level and degree level across the UK. From 1997 to 1999 she was Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity College Cambridge and between 1999 and 2001 she was a fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. She lives with her husband, children and dog in Cambridge, where she is a Fellow Commoner of Lucy Cavendish College.

BIOGRAPHY


Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling writer of crime fiction, published in 32 languages and 51 territories. In 2014, at the request of Agatha Christie’s family and estate, Sophie published a new Hercule Poirot novel, The Monogram Murders, which was a bestseller in more than 15 countries. In September 2016 her second Poirot novel, Closed Casket, was published and became an instant Sunday Times top ten bestseller.

In 2013, Sophie’s novel The Carrier won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards. Two of her crime novels, The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives, have been adapted for television and appeared on ITV1 under the series title Case Sensitive in 2011 and 2012.

Sophie has also published two short story collections and five collections of poetry – the fifth of which, Pessimism for Beginners, was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Award. Her poetry is studied at GCSE, A Level and degree level across the UK. From 1997 to 1999 she was Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity College Cambridge and between 1999 and 2001 she was a fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. She lives with her husband, children and dog in Cambridge, where she is a Fellow Commoner of Lucy Cavendish College.

MORE POIROT!


Sophie has been commissioned to write two more Poirot novels. She is working on ideas for the next one, which will be published in September 2018.

SOPHIE IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON…


… her next crime novel, Haven’t They Grown.

All Hilary has to do is drive her son to his Under-14s away match, watch him play, and bring him home. Just because she knows her ex-best friend lives near the football ground, that doesn’t mean she has to drive past her house and try to catch a glimpse of her. Why would Hilary do that, and risk dredging up painful memories? She hasn’t seen Flora for eleven years. She doesn’t want to see her today, or ever again.

But she can’t resist.

She parks outside the open gates of Newlands House, watches from across the road as Flora and her children Thomas and Emily step out of the car. Except…

There’s something wrong. Terribly wrong.

Flora looks the same, only a decade older. As Hilary would have expected.

It’s the children. There’s something wrong with the children. Eleven years ago, Thomas and Emily were seven and five years old. Today, they look precisely as they did then, more than a decade ago. They are still seven and five years old. They are Thomas and Emily without a doubt – Hilary hears Flora call them by their names – but they haven’t changed at all.  They are no taller, no older…

Why haven’t they grown?

“The genius of Hannah’s domestic thrillers – along with the twistiest plots known to woman – is that she creates ordinary people whose psychological quirks make them as monstrous as any serial killer.”
The Guardian

“Hannah’s mastery of plot and character are simply peerless.”   
Heat 
magazine

MORE POIROT!


Sophie has been commissioned to write two more Poirot novels. She is working on ideas for the next one, which will be published in September 2018.

SOPHIE IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON…


… her next crime novel, Haven’t They Grown.

All Hilary has to do is drive her son to his Under-14s away match, watch him play, and bring him home. Just because she knows her ex-best friend lives near the football ground, that doesn’t mean she has to drive past her house and try to catch a glimpse of her. Why would Hilary do that, and risk dredging up painful memories? She hasn’t seen Flora for eleven years. She doesn’t want to see her today, or ever again.

But she can’t resist.

She parks outside the open gates of Newlands House, watches from across the road as Flora and her children Thomas and Emily step out of the car. Except…

There’s something wrong. Terribly wrong.

Flora looks the same, only a decade older. As Hilary would have expected.

It’s the children. There’s something wrong with the children. Eleven years ago, Thomas and Emily were seven and five years old. Today, they look precisely as they did then, more than a decade ago. They are still seven and five years old. They are Thomas and Emily without a doubt – Hilary hears Flora call them by their names – but they haven’t changed at all.  They are no taller, no older…

Why haven’t they grown?