HarperCollins closes deal for Poirot casket

HarperCollins closes deal for Poirot casket

British crime writer Sophie Hannah has been commissioned by the Agatha Christie estate to write a second Hercule Poirot novel to mark the centenary of the creation of the Belgian sleuth.

In 2014 Hannah published Poirot mystery The Monogram Murders, the first authorised reboot of one of Christie’s characters. The title has sold over 76,000 print units in the UK and has been translated into 34 languages. The new novel, Closed Casket, will be published by HarperCollins US and UK in September 2016. Translation rights are being sold by the Christie estate.

Agatha Christie Ltd c.e.o. Hilary Strong said: “The publication of The Monogram Murders has introduced new audiences to Christie’s works . . . This next book is a key part of our strategy to keep her legacy current and alive, alongside new projects in TV, film, theatre and on digital platforms.”