HERCULE POIROT’S SILENT NIGHT
Can Hercule Poirot solve a baffling murder in time for Christmas?
It’s 19 December 1931. Hercule Poirot and Inspector Edward Catchpool are called to investigate the murder of a man in the apparent safe haven of a Norfolk hospital ward. Catchpool’s mother, the irrepressible Cynthia, insists that Poirot stays in a crumbling mansion by the coast, so that they can all be together for the festive period while Poirot solves the case. Cynthia’s friend Arnold is soon to be admitted to that same hospital and his wife is convinced he will be the killer’s next victim, though she refuses to explain why.
Poirot has less than a week to solve the crime and prevent more murders if he is to escape from this nightmare scenario and get home in time for Christmas. Meanwhile, someone else – someone utterly ruthless – also has ideas about what ought to happen to Hercule Poirot . . .
Available in hardcover, audio and ebook
UK publication 26 October 2023
US publication 24 October 2023
“Poirot is back and he’s better than ever. Sophie Hannah is once again writing as Agatha Christie and Silent Night is her best yet. An atmospheric Christmas setting, an impossible murder and a compelling investigation that leads to a completely surprising, yet deeply satisfying solution. If you want a Christie for Christmas, you couldn’t do better than this.”
Alex Michaelides, bestselling author of The Silent Patient
“Hannah’s stellar fifth whodunit featuring Agatha Christie’s iconic sleuth (after 2020’s The Killings at Kingfisher Hall) extends her reign as a master of mystery…Hannah does a superior job of presenting Poirot’s quirky brilliance without overdoing it, and in making Catchpool a fully fleshed sidekick with psychological depth. Golden age mystery fans will be hungry for more.”