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Sophie Hannah

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Sophie Hannah was born in 1971 in Manchester, England. She is a bestselling, award-winning poet. Hannah went to the University of Manchester and published her first book of poems, The Hero and the Girl Next Door, at the age of 24. In 2004 she won first prize in the Daphne Du Maurier Festival Short visa mer Story Competition for her psychological suspense story, The Octopus Nest. Hannah was recently chosen by Agatha Christie's estate to resurrect her beloved detective, Hercule Poirot. Her subsequent novel, The Monogram Murders, was published in 2014. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Inkluderar namnen: Sophie Hanah, Sophie Hannah


Verk av Sophie Hannah

Monogrammorden (2014) 1,249 exemplar
Lilla hjärtat (2006) 984 exemplar
Aldrig mer (2008) 933 exemplar
Stängd kista (2016) 738 exemplar
Hurting Distance (2007) 690 exemplar
The Other Half Lives (2009) 580 exemplar
Ett delat mysterium (2018) 531 exemplar
A Room Swept White (2010) 470 exemplar
Perfect Little Children (2020) 409 exemplar
Lasting Damage (2011) 378 exemplar
The Telling Error (2015) 366 exemplar
Kind of Cruel (2012) 358 exemplar
A Game for All the Family (2015) 340 exemplar
The Killings at Kingfisher Hill (2020) 337 exemplar
Did You See Melody? (2017) 287 exemplar
The Carrier (2013) 214 exemplar
The Orphan Choir (2013) 165 exemplar
The Next to Die (2019) 140 exemplar
The Couple at the Table (2022) 118 exemplar
The Narrow Bed (2016) 91 exemplar
Pessimism for Beginners (2007) 47 exemplar
Hercule Poirot's Silent Night (2023) 47 exemplar
The Understudy (2019) 35 exemplar
The Couple at the Table (2023) 28 exemplar
Selected Poems (2006) 27 exemplar
Pictures or It Didn't Happen (2015) 23 exemplar
Cordial and Corrosive (2000) 22 exemplar
The Poetry of Sex (2014) 22 exemplar
First of the Last Chances (2003) 21 exemplar
Deadlier: 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women (2017) — Redaktör; Bidragsgivare — 19 exemplar
The Warning (2015) 19 exemplar
The Superpower of Love (2002) 19 exemplar
Hotels Like Houses (1996) 17 exemplar
Gripless (1999) 14 exemplar
The Octopus Nest (2014) 12 exemplar
Leaving and Leaving You (1999) 10 exemplar
Thirteen Poems of Revenge (2012) 3 exemplar
Neviděli jste Melody? (2019) 1 exemplar
Elnémult babaszobák (2015) 1 exemplar
The Tennis Church 1 exemplar
Blikket fanger (2014) 1 exemplar
Second Helping of Your Heart (1994) 1 exemplar
Allerlei 1 exemplar

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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Hannah, Sophie
Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
Manchester, England, UK
West Yorkshire, England, UK
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Beaver Road Primary School, Didsbury, England, UK
University of Manchester
Geras, Norman (father)
Geras, Adéle (mother)
Peter Straus (Rogers, Coleridge and White)
Kort biografi
Sophie Hannah is a best-selling, award-winning poet. Her latest collection, First of the Last Chances, was chosen for the Poetry Book Society's Next Generation promotion in June 2004. She regularly performs her poetry to live audiences nationwide and abroad, and recently won first prize in the Daphne Du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition for her psychological suspense story The Octopus Nest. Little Face is her first psychological crime novel. Sophie lives in West Yorkshire with her husband and two children.
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"I spent a lot of time wondering how our main character Beth could see two children who hadn't aged in 12 years and her ex best friend who was currently living in Florida." This quote is part of another reviewer's summary of Perfect Little Children, but it so summarizes the mental wild goose chase my brain played throughout the book. This reviewer thought genetic tampering was an explanation. I wondered if it was some kind of fantasy/ghost theme. In fact, that puzzling mystery almost keeps you from paying attention to all the other things that are not "quite right" in the story. But be reassured, it is VERY unlikely you will guess the plot until nearly the end. Twisted is a good word to describe this book. Since this did not end up being a fantasy book, I rated it based on the believability. We live in a wicked world where people do bad things to others, things that even shock me at age 56.

Assuming this COULD have been based on a true story, I rated it four stars out of five. There were some things mentioned that still don't "flow" or make total sense to me. For instance, in the beginning, Beth is wondering about her friends Flora and Lewis. Out of the blue, 12 years later, decides to make a football championship playoff a reason to "accidentally" veer off the route to go to the house where they lived last, after being cut out of their lives. Why 12 years later? What was the triggering motive? Also, at the end, when the gun is being pointed and ready to use (deliberately being vague as not to give away the ending), who do you know who is angry and intent to kill who walks around and "forgets" that he has a gun he needs to use, because he is in the middle of a rant?

I did think the ending was realistic regarding the two older children. I love happy endings and no mysteries at the end, but even though the book ended on a slightly sour note, there was a hint that it could change. And I loved Flora's daughter, Zannah. She is more astute than her daddy in knowing who her mom is and what she was capable of doing.

The book left the two characters Kevin and Yanina a mystery, but since they were not main characters to the plot, it really doesn't leave me wanting to know more about how much they knew, and if they had any evil intentions among themselves.

Not a page of this book was boring. Each time I put it down, I was ready the next time to pick up where I had left off.

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doehlberg63 | 24 andra recensioner | Dec 2, 2023 |
Having read all of Agatha's novels, and most of her short stories. I began this novel with a certain amount of trepidation because only one of the previous four Sophie Hannah attempts at Poirot was anywhere near worthy of the Icon that Agatha created.

I have invoked "my rule of 60 plus". That is; When the reader has been reading for more than sixty years, and the book doesn't capture the reader in sixty pages (I gave this one almost 114 pages), then the reader is free to move on without guilt, life is short.

Agatha Christie Limited also needs to move on. Sophie Hannah is not up to the assigned task. Characters that add no value to the story, are thinly described, Page after page of fatuous dialog, with very little participation by Poirot at all, seem overtly designed to keep the reader reading in the hope of something of value. Is anyone editing these works?

Not worthy of Agatha, Poirot, or my time.
Fortunately I borrowed it from a library.
… (mer)
JohnChic | 4 andra recensioner | Nov 29, 2023 |
Hercule Poirot’s Silent Night (New Poirot #5) bySophie Hannah. This was an adequate mystery novel that I had a hard time with and it was only by reading a Poirot novel by Dame Agatha herself that I discovered the reason for my misgivings. I do not like the narrator. It is as simple as that. I do not care for Inspector Catchpool in the least and I can’t fathom as to why Poirot would put up with the man. And as the Inspector acts as narrator for our tale, I am left is a certain amount of distaste for the entire affair.
Catchpool is supposed to be an inspector with Scotland Yard. Reaching that rank means you have shown an inordinate amount of curiosity as to the things surrounding a crime, especially murder. An inspector is expected to be bold, dynamic, cagy, intelligent and perseverant in his or her duties. Catchpool appears to be none of these. I would say he was the embodiment of the “Inspector Plod” detective character who appeared so many times under so many names throughout the history of the detective novel. I would say it, but here he is out “Plodded” by the local inspector, Gerald Mackle. He manages to be worse than Catchpool by insisting on a ludicrous explanation for the murders. Together they besmirch the noble credit earned by The Yard and the British Constabulary.
Poirot and Catchpool had planned on spending Christmas of 1931 together at Poirot’s flat in London. But, before you can say voila they are whisked off by Catchpool’s mother to a country manor to solve a murder. A man named Stanley Niven as killed while in local hospital. His head was crunched via a large vase to the skull. There are three problems that need to be solved. Who did this terrible thing and why, and how without being seen. According to everyone, Mr. Niven as a jovial man without an enemy in the world. Add to that every doctor, nurse, visitor or patient on the scene swear no one entered his private room during the time he was killed making this a sort of locked room mystery.
The importance of having Poirot on the scene comes from Mrs. Catchpool’s friend, Arnold Laurier, who is due to be admitted to the same ward as the murdered man, only in the next room. His wife Vivienne and their two married sons mostly feel that Arnold, a jolly fellow himself although with a terminal illness, will be the killer’s next victim.
There is a lot of talks and abbreviated conversations (you know the kind that happens just as one person is about to say something vital, the action hinges away, usually by them saying we will talk later) and nothing much happens for the bulk of the story. The descriptions of the characters run to the minimal (tall for one, china doll-like for another, buxom for a third) to the point where you begin to think nothing these people say or do matters.
Poirot solves the case but is assisted by a gimmick that leaves him possessing information no one else has. And the placement of that information is a bit heavy handed as if the writer had no other means of giving Poirot what he needed to solve this. And the reasons for the murders are stretching the bounds of reasonability.
I found this outing rather dull for the most part followed closely by unbelievable for the closing. I can only recommend this if you are one who has to read EVERY! Poirot novel. Everyone else can skip it and be no worse for wear.
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TomDonaghey | 4 andra recensioner | Nov 25, 2023 |
Inspector Catchpool is looking forward to a quiet Christmas in London with his friend Hercule Poirot but an unexpected visit from his mother seems likely to disrupt this. She is staying with a family in a house on the Norfolk Coast, the father is terminally ill and due to enter a 'hospice' ain the new Year but a recent murder there has convinced his wide that he will be murdered if he goes. Poirot is intrigued but determined to solve the mystery before Christmas.
This is the lasted in Hannah's rebooted tribute to Christie and it serves up all the well-loved elements. It is a long time since I read a Poirot story but I really enjoyed this one. It is period perfect and the story is suitably twisty. I did guess fairly early on who was the guilty party but the why was the fun part.… (mer)
pluckedhighbrow | 4 andra recensioner | Nov 24, 2023 |



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