Title: The Killings at Kingfisher Hill
Author: Sophie Hannah
# of pages: 400
Genre: Suspense Thriller
Expected date of publication: 20th August 2020
Published by: Harper Collins UK
Hercule Poirot never ceases to amaze you! The latest Hercule Poirot quenches the thirst for a golden age detective novel.
Hercule Poirot is invited to Kingfisher Hills, a place for posh and the rich. He’s called upon by Richard Davenport to investigate the murder of his brother Frank Davenport. But the twist is that he is not invited in an official capacity but as a disguise.
Scotland Yard Detective Det Catchpool disguised as a businessman joins Poirot on his quest. However, the journey to their destination becomes a little more exciting than they initially imagined. They encountered two mysterious characters who disappeared as soon as they appeared.
But as the duo starts investigating, matters become murkier. There is one more murder in Davenport’s residence. Hercule Poirot has to solve the case before more people lose their life.
Hannah’s Poirot may not be the same as Christie’s Poirot, but she has kept the essence of Poirot intact in her book. This book will bring back by the joy of reading a golden age whodunnit. A complex mystery coupled with an equal number of motives.
The book has all the elements of whodunnit and a pace that matches the narrative. All the characters introduced have motives.
As always Poirot has outlined the mystery whereas reader and Det. Catchpool is playing catch up. And that makes it more intriguing because the reader is trying to solve the case too.
This book is a must-read for Agatha Christie’s fan.
My rating for the book is 3.5 stars.
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