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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.’
“There was only one thing about his own appearance which really pleased Hercule Poirot, and that was the profusion of his moustaches, and the way they responded to grooming and treatment and trimming. They were magnificent. He knew of nobody else who had any moustache half as good.” ― Halloween Party
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 ???