Author Talk and Signing: Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah will be at Lincoln Museum on Tuesday 21st November in conversation with Tim Rideout about her latest, festive Poirot mystery in ‘Hercule Poirot’s Silent Night’.

The world’s greatest detective, Hercule Poirot – legendary star of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile and A Haunting in Venice – puts his little grey cells to work solving a baffling Christmas mystery.

It’s 19th December 1931. Hercule Poirot and Inspector Edward Catchpool are called to investigate the murder of a man in the apparent safe haven of a Norfolk hospital ward. Catchpool’s mother, the irrepressible Cynthia, insists that Poirot stays in a crumbling mansion by the coast, so that they can all be together for the festive period while Poirot solves the case. Cynthia’s friend Arnold is soon to be admitted to that same hospital and his wife is convinced he will be the killer’s next victim, though she refuses to explain why. Poirot has less than a week to solve the crime and prevent more murders, if he is to escape from this nightmare scenario and get home in time for Christmas. Meanwhile, someone else – someone utterly ruthless – also has ideas about what ought to happen to Hercule Poirot.

Her crime novels have been translated into 34 languages and published in 51 countries. Her psychological thriller The Carrier won the Specsavers National Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year in 2013. In 2014 Sophie began writing new Hercule Poirot mysteries with The Monogram Murders, which was an international bestseller.

Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling crime fiction writer and an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge.

Tickets are available at £7 standard ticket/£26 single ticket including book/£29 couple ticket including book directly from Lindum Books, or online via www.lincolnmuseum.com/exhibitions-and-events/view/author-talk-and-signing-sophie-hannah