The Further Adventures of Hercule Poirot
If Sherlock Holmes and James Bond can continue to be the stars of authorized novels long after their authors have passed away, then why not Hercule Poirot? Agatha Christie's grandson and heir of the Christie estage have chosen UK mystery writer Sophie Hannah to take us once more in an exercise of "the grey cells." It's been 38 years since Christie published "Curtain" a book she wrote many years earlier and intended as Poirot's final case. Nonetheless, her grandson Matthew Pritchard feels it's important to bring new readers into the Christie fold.
While I've not read the entire Poirot canon, I'm excited by the prospect of another book in the series. What are your thoughts? Is this hallowed ground we should leave alone or should it continue to be mined by new writers? And for that matter, why not new interactive fiction titles, fan fiction and other inspired creations?
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