Silent Night by Sophie Hannah – Part Two

We discuss chapters 13-28 of Sophie Hannah‘s latest Hercule Poirot continuation novel, ‘Silent Night’. Edward Catchpool and Hercule Poirot find themselves the victim of a terrible poisoning, and will it lead them to the killer of Stanley Niven? Probably not, because Edward’s mother confesses immediately, simply to tell the duo how good of an idea it was getting Poirot into hospital so he’d be closer to the case. I’m sure other things happen in this stretch of chapters, but I’m still very shaken by this particular sequence. With laughter, mostly. That’s right – Poirot goes to visit the nurses from the hospital, meets Mr. Hurt-His-Head from Arthur’s notes, and Arthur is killed in a dramatic break-in.

We’re also joined by Lindy Cameron, National Co-Convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, and founder of Clan Destine Press, to talk about the 30th anniversary of the Scarlet Stiletto Awards.

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Check out Part One and Part Three here!

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