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The Killings at Kingfisher Hill by Sophie Hannah
About The Book
Hercule Poirot is travelling by luxury passenger coach from London to the exclusive Kingfisher Hill estate. Richard Devonport has summoned him to prove that his fiancée, Helen, is innocent of the murder of his brother, Frank. There is one strange condition attached to this request: Poirot must conceal his true reason for being there from the rest of the Devonport family.
On the coach, a distressed woman leaps up, demanding to disembark. She insists that if she stays in her seat, she will be murdered. A seat-swap is arranged, and the rest of the journey passes without incident. But Poirot has a bad feeling about it, and his fears are later confirmed when a body is discovered in the Devonports’ home with a note that refers to “the seat that you shouldn’t have sat in.”
Could this new murder and the peculiar incident on the coach be clues to solving the mystery of who killed Frank Devonport? And can Poirot find the real murderer in time to save an innocent woman from the gallows?
I will say from the start that I am a big fan of Hercules Poirot and that reading the new stories created by Sophie Hannah are always a great pleasure.
This had been a twisted and atmospheric read, with various mysteries involved in the plot. Hercules Poirot and Inspector Edward Catchpool are immersed in dangerous situations having to hide their identities while people are dying around them.
I like how in every Poirot story, the characters are not always welcoming but suspicious and dark; you can make your own plots and discoveries while you enjoy the read. Because I think that this mystery is not only to enjoy, but to make you think, who could have the motive to kill? Who is hiding something?
This case will be told by Catchpool, he is not as brilliant and persevering as Poirot and sometimes will leave the reader a bit confused with his interpretations. But I think that this makes the story more realistic, he is not Poirot or expected to be him, so it shows the reader what would be in his situation.
I really don’t want to make spoilers about the case, it’s a mystery inside a mystery; someone killed Frank Devonport but the main suspect is already in prison. So Poirot and Catchpool are invited to the family house to discover what really happened. The trick? They have to hide their identity to everyone. The problem? Someone died before they arrived at the mansion… As you can see, there are so many strange things mixed in the plot that it’s impossible to stop the curiosity to know more. So, take my advice and start reading, you’ll love it!
Are you ready for “The Killings at Kingfisher Hill”?
About The Author
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