Book Review: ‘The Mystery Of Three Quarters’ Is A Great New Hercule Poirot Mystery

Hercule Poirot is back with a great new mystery thriller The Mystery Of Three Quarters (the third from author Sophie Hannah) authorized by the estate of Agatha Christie, in stores Tuesday, August 28.

Four people show up Hercule claiming they have letters from him accusing them of the murder of one Barnabas Pandy, a man that three of them claim they never met or knew of. Hercule himself has no idea who this man is. The letters are typed and look like they are signed by Hercule. The all have something wrong with them. The typewriter that typed them has a screwed up letter ‘e’.

When Poirot finds out the man recently died while taking a bath and it was an accident he has his suspicions. If it was indeed an accident why would someone send out these letters? So he starts investigation along with his friend at Scotland Yard Inspector Catchpool. As they dig they find things out about each person that got the letter and nothing is as it seems. Finally figuring it out, Poirot calls everyone together for to unmask the killer and why this person did it.

This was my first time reading a Hercule Poirot mystery. As I never read an Agatha book I have nothing to compare it to. I found it a thoroughly enjoyable tale from start to finish. Poirot is one of the legendary characters from Agatha Christie and as this is the third novel authorized from her estate I can say he is in fine hands with author Sophie Hannah,

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