The Mystery of Three Quarters (Hercule Poirot Series)

The Mystery of Three Quarters (Hercule Poirot Series)

by Sophie Hannah
The Mystery of Three Quarters (Hercule Poirot Series)

The Mystery of Three Quarters (Hercule Poirot Series)

by Sophie Hannah



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The world’s most beloved detective, Hercule Poirot—the legendary star of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and most recently The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket—returns in a stylish, diabolically clever mystery set in the London of 1930.

“We Agatha Christie fans read her stories--and particularly her Poirot novels--because the mysteries are invariably equal parts charming and ingenious, dark and quirky and utterly engaging. Sophie Hannah had a massive challenge in reviving the beloved Poirot, and she met it with heart and no small amount of little grey cells. I was thrilled to see the Belgian detective in such very, very good hands. Reading The Monogram Murders was like returning to a favorite room of a long-lost home.”
   — Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl

Hercule Poirot returns home after an agreeable luncheon to find an angry woman waiting to berate him outside his front door. Her name is Sylvia Rule, and she demands to know why Poirot has accused her of the murder of Barnabas Pandy, a man she has neither heard of nor ever met. She is furious to be so accused, and deeply shocked. Poirot is equally shocked, because he too has never heard of any Barnabas Pandy, and he certainly did not send the letter in question. He cannot convince Sylvia Rule of his innocence, however, and she marches away in a rage.

Shaken, Poirot goes inside, only to find that he has a visitor waiting for him — a man called John McCrodden who also claims also to have received a letter from Poirot that morning, accusing him of the murder of Barnabas Pandy... 

Poirot wonders how many more letters of this sort have been sent in his name. Who sent them, and why? More importantly, who is Barnabas Pandy, is he dead, and, if so, was he murdered? And can Poirot find out the answers without putting more lives in danger?


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062792457
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Series: Hercule Poirot Series
Format: eBook
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 51,489
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

About The Author

SOPHIE HANNAH is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous psychological thrillers, which have been published in 51 countries and adapted for television, as well as The Monogram Murders, the first Hercule Poirot novel authorized by the estate of Agatha Christie, and its sequels Closed Casket, The Mystery of Three Quarters, and The Killings at Kingfisher Hill. Sophie is also the author of a self-help book, How to Hold a Grudge, and hosts the podcast of the same name. She lives in Cambridge, UK.

Table of Contents

Part I The First Quarter

1 Poirot Is Accused 3

2 Intolerable Provocation 11

3 The Third Person 19

4 The Odd One Out? 28

5 A Letter with a Hole in It 44

6 Rowland Rope 51

7 An Old Enemy 59

8 Poirot Issues Some Instructions 67

9 Four Alibis 71

Part II The Second Quarter

10 Some Important Questions 89

11 Emerald Green 97

12 Many Ruined Alibis 105

13 The Hooks 116

14 At Combirigham Hall 123

15 The Scene of the Possible Crime 133

16 The Opportunity Man 141

17 Poirot's Trick 153

18 Mrs. Dockerill's Discovery 167

19 Four More Letters 174

Part III The Third Quarter

20 The Letters Arrive 183

21 The Day of the Typewriters 192

22 The Solitary Yellow Square of Cake 195

23 Meaning Harm 200

24 Ancient Enmities 212

25 Poirot Returns to Combingham Hall 219

26 The Typewriter Experiment 234

27 The Bracelet and the Fan 239

28 An Unconvincing Confession 246

29 An Unexpected Eel 251

30 The Mystery of Three Quarters 256

Part IV The Fourth Quarter

31 A Note for Mr. Porrott 273

32 Where Is Kingsbury? 280

33 The Marks on the Towel 287

34 Rebecca Grace 297

35 Family Loyalty 306

36 The True Culprit 318

37 The Will 329

38 Rowland Without a Rope 337

39 A New Typewriter 342

Acknowledgments 345

Books by Agatha Christie 347

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