The international bestselling crime writer, Sophie Hannah, who is to write a new Agatha Christie novel, appeared at the famous Agatha Christie Festival. Appearing with Sophie were Mathew Prichard (Agatha Christie’s Grandson), David Brawn (HarperCollins) and John Curran (author Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks).
The new novel will feature Hercule Poirot, the Belgian detective who Agatha Christie introduced to the world in her first book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, published in 1920. Written with the full backing of the family, this is first ever Agatha Christie continuation novel.
The panel explained the reasons behind the decision to authorise a new novel and Sophie Hannah gave a few tantalising hints into the setting and the characters within the new mystery which will be published in September 2014.