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Friday, June 13, 2014

Summer of Christie: Cover Reveal The Monogram Murders


That's pretty spiffy I won't lie.  And it fits the aesethic of the new covers from William Morrow.  Mind you none of my covers match the others because I've been mainly buying the books as I find them at thrift stores, used book stores and such.

Does the cover match the summary do you think?
‘I’m a dead woman, or I shall be soon…’

Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffeehouse is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered.  She is terrified – but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done.

Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London Hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one’s mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman? While Poirot struggles to put together the bizarre pieces of the puzzle, the murderer prepares another hotel bedroom for a fourth victim...
Okay I'll give you that the cover has a meaning (at least as far as the summary is concerned).  I would like to point out that Poirot never has "quiet suppers", inevitably something occurs to keep him from eating.

I should point out that I sincerely hope [Arthur] Hastings shows up as he is my very favorite of all of the recurring sidekicks Poirot acquires.

Read more about the cover reveal here at EW.com.  So how do you feel?  There's a billion and one Jane Austen continuations - is this any different really?