review: the monogram murders

The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah (2014)

Did you know that Sophie Hannah is writing new books featuring Hercule Poirot? I didn’t either until I stumbled upon one of the books on the kindle daily deal site one day. My initial reaction was this is awesome. Then the skeptic in me reared her head and said slow your roll. With the help of the Library Extension app I’ve downloaded to my browser, I confirmed that the book is available through my local library. I downloaded the ebook version and spent a couple of hours each night after work reading. If you’re on a budget and either haven’t ever read one of Agatha Christie’s Poirot novels or simply want a low risk way of discovering how well Sophie Hannah brings the Great Detective back to life, borrowing a copy of The Monogram Murders is the way to go. I wouldn’t say I loved this book, and I didn’t have the puzzle completely figured out by the end, but it was an enjoyable read for winding down after work and I wanted to keep reading until the big reveal of whodunnit. Continue reading