Hercule Poirot's Silent Night

  • Hercule Poirot
  • Novel
  • 2023

The Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, is back and he has a brand-new mystery to solve. In the fifth novel by Sophie Hannah, Poirot has less than a week to use his little grey cells and solve a murder in time to celebrate Christmas.

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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 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...

Praise for Sophie Hannah's Sunday Times Bestselling Poirot Novels:

'If you want a Christie for Christmas, you couldn't do better than this.' Alex Michaelides 

'Perfect... a pure treat for Agatha Christie fans.' Tana French 

'Infused with such love and energy ... Poirot is exactly as Christie created him, with a vitality that recalls her very best novels.' Daily Telegraph 

'A magnificently intricate puzzle for Poirot's little grey cells.' Daily Mail

'What Sophie and Agatha have in common is a rare talent for fiendish unpredictability; they make you see how the impossible might be possible after all.' Sunday Telegraph

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