Publishing case study: The Monogram Murders

Publication: September 2014

English language publisher: HarperCollins

The Monogram Murders was the first Poirot novel written for 39 years, and the first ever continuation novel approved by Agatha Christie’s family. Written by award-winning crime author and life-long Christie fan Sophie Hannah, the book’s publication was a global phenomenon, publishing simultaneously in 16 countries. In total, 34 territories published the novel, in over 50 languages. It reached the top ten bestsellers in 14 countries.

Following on from the success of The Monogram Murders, Sophie Hannah will write her second Poirot continuation novel, Closed Casket, to be published in September 2016.

A brilliant new murder mystery which picks up where the grande dame of crime left off.
Mail on Sunday
Does Sophie Hannah’s Poirot live up to our expectations? Yes, he does, and markedly so.
New York Times