Poirot's Allies

November 1, 2014

Hercule Poirot couldn't have solved as many cases as he did without the aid of various allies who helped along the way. These associates range from policemen to Secret Service agents, from informants to army captains. Here is a list of Poirot's associates and the stories they appeared in, accompanied by images from the television series Agatha Christie's Poirot.

HPC discusses legacy of David Suchet's Poirot

October 4, 2014

Back in July 2014, Hercule Poirot Central was quoted in a New York Times article on David Suchet and the "Poirot" television series. Reporter Craig Tomashoff asked me to give my thoughts and perspective (from a fan's point of view) on the portrayal Mr. Suchet gave to the excellent series. Here now is a summary of my comments I gave Mr. Tomashoff.

HPC reviews new Poirot novel The Monogram Murders

September 19, 2014

Hercule Poirot Central has reviewed the new Hercule Poirot novel The Monogram Murders by author Sophie Hannah. You can find the review right here. The mystery begins when a frantic and scared woman bursts into a coffee house saying she will be murdered. Hercule Poirot is aided by a Scotland Yard policeman who together discover a link between the woman, a tragic event in a quiet English village, and the deaths of three people at a luxurious hotel in London.

Ms. Hannah crafts a tight and clever story that brings back the beloved Belgian detective Poirot. This marks the return of Poirot to literature after 39 years and comes back in fine form in this new novel approved by the Agatha Christie estate.

Hercule Poirot Central receives updated look

September 9, 2014

Hercule Poirot Central has again updated its look, aiming for a brighter and cleaner appearance. New articles will be included, but some have been retired (for example, the Poirot Crime Map pinpointing his stories). Look for new articles, new themes for the site, and the (eventual!) return of the discussion board.

New Poirot novel to be published September 9

September 9, 2014

Agatha Christie's estate has approved a new Hercule Poirot mystery, penned by best-selling crime author Sophie Hannah. Titled The Monogram Murders, it is to be published September 9, 2014. The story is set in 1920s London with Poirot encountering a young woman who professes that she will be killed. Poirot finds himself in a mystery involving multiple murders. You can read about the announcement on the official Agatha Christe website right here. The novel is available to purchase online in numerous outlets where books are sold and will be available in major retailers. It will be available in more than 28 languages; you may preorder it here and get a list of availability.