Victim Verse

December 7, 2014

New to HPC, a Victim Verse is a poem told in a first person point of view. The victim is one of many in Agatha Christie's books; the victim relates his or her death and story. First shared on Facebook, here are the original 23 poems that were published. The idea was for fans to correctly guess the victims' identity.

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.