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My first (and possibly only) attempt at writing a murder mystery was… educational, to say the least. Here are a few things I learnt along the way. You will have to plan. A lot. A LOT. So much will you have to plan that, after a while, you may start listing plot points on any blank surface you can find. So much will you have to plan that you may end up getting sick of… Read More

Plot summary: The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah features a character originally created by Agatha Christie, the famous detective Hercule Poirot. One evening, a flustered woman tells Poirot that she is going to be murdered. Later that night, Poirot finds out that three guests have been killed at the Bloxham Hotel, each one found with a cufflink in his or her mouth. While Poirot tries to solve the two seemingly unrelated mysteries, the murderer prepares to strike… Read More


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