Her plots are second to none. But is the Queen of Crime a true literary great?
Thanks to my guest, Sophie Hannah. Her latest Poirot continuation novel is The Killings at Kingfisher Hill and is available from all good booksellers. Find out more about all of her books at sophiehannah.com and follow her on Twitter as @sophiehannahCB1.
There are no spoilers in this episode.
Books mentioned and further information:
— “The Case of Agatha Christie” by John Lanchester from the London Review of Books, December 2018
— Agatha Christie: First Lady of Crime edited by H.R.F. Keating with a new introduction by Sophie Hannah
— Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the World by Mark Aldridge
— There are two episodes of Shedunnit featuring Mark Aldridge: The Many Afterlives of Hercule Poirot and Swan Song
— Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie
— An Autobiography by Agatha Christie
— Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
— The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
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