Closed Casket: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery (Paperback)

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The 2nd title in the revival of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot gathers with all of the usual suspects for a reading of a new will. Hannah follows adroitly in Dame Christie's footsteps as Poirot seeks to stop a murder before it happens. — James, Warwick's


"What I intend to say to you will come as a shock . . ."

With these words, Lady Athelinda Playford--one of the world's most beloved children's authors--springs a surprise on the lawyer entrusted with her will. As guests arrive for a party at her Irish mansion, Lady Playford has decided to cut off her two children without a penny . . . and leave her vast fortune to someone else: an invalid who has only weeks to live.

Among Lady Playford's visitors are two strangers: the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and Inspector Edward Catchpool of Scotland Yard. Neither knows why he has been invited--until Poirot begins to wonder if Lady Playford expects a murder. But why does she seem so determined to provoke a killer? And why--when the crime is committed, despite Poirot's best efforts to stop it--does the identity of the victim make no sense at all?

Addictive, ferociously clever, and packed with clues, wit, and murder, Closed Casket is a triumph from an author whose work is "as tricky as anything written by Agatha Christie" (Alexander McCall Smith, New York Times Book Review, on The Monogram Murders)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062497734
ISBN-10: 0062497731
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: September 6th, 2016
Pages: 304
Language: English