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‘Now, about my will … ’
She returned to her chair by the window and arranged herself in it. ‘I want you to make a new one for me.’
“Go, my child. Your place is with the living. I will remain here with the dead.” ― Poirot, The Hollow
As I was reading it, I didn't feel like I was reading a Poirot book. I know Agatha Christie didn't write this book but it didn't feel very Agatha Christie-like if that makes sense. Another thing that I'm not a fan of are the ways Sophie Hannah names her characters.....Lady Playford? I think she could have came up with a better name than that!
If Miss Hannah invented her own sleuth, she could still say that he is based or or inspired by Poirot, but it would be more genuine.
So why doen't she just "invent" her own detective ???