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Sophie Hannah

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Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling crime fiction writer. Her crime novels have been translated into 34 languages and published in 51 countries. Her psychological thriller The Carrier won the Specsavers National Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year in 2013. In 2014 and 2016, Sophie published The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket, the first new Hercule Poirot mysteries since Agatha Christie's death, both of which were national and international bestsellers. Sophie's novels The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives have been adapted for television as Case Sensitive, starring Olivia Williams and Darren Boyd. Sophie is also a bestselling poet who has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot award. Her poetry is studied at GCSE and A-level throughout the UK. Sophie is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. She lives in Cambridge with her husband, two children and dog.

Genres: Mystery, Historical Mystery, Horror
New and upcoming books
September 2024

The Opposite of Murder
Culver Valley Crime
   1. Little Face (2006)
   2. Hurting Distance (2007)

     aka The Truth-Teller's Lie

   3. The Point of Rescue (2008)

     aka The Wrong Mother

   4. The Other Half Lives (2009)

     aka The Dead Lie Down

   5. A Room Swept White (2010)

     aka The Cradle in the Grave

   6. Lasting Damage (2011)

     aka The Other Woman's House

   7. Kind of Cruel (2012)
   8. The Carrier (2013)
   8.5. Pictures or it Didn't Happen (2015)

     aka The Warning

   9. The Telling Error (2014)

     aka Woman with a Secret

   10. The Narrow Bed (2016)

     aka The Next to Die

   11. The Couple at the Table (2022)
Hercule Poirot Mystery
continued from the original series by Agatha Christie
   1. The Monogram Murders (2014)
   2. Closed Casket (2016)
   3. The Mystery of Three Quarters (2018)
   4. The Killings at Kingfisher Hill (2020)
   5. Hercule Poirot's Silent Night (2023)
   Gripless (1999)
   Leaving and Leaving You (1999)
   Cordial and Corrosive (2000)
   The Superpower of Love (2001)
   The Orphan Choir (2013)
   A Game for All the Family (2015)
   Did You See Melody? (2017)
     aka Keep Her Safe
   Perfect Little Children (2019)
     aka Haven't They Grown
   The Understudy (2019) (with others)
   The Opposite of Murder (2024)
   Second Helping of Your Heart (poems) (1994)
   The Hero and the Girl Next Door (poems) (1995)
   Hotels Like Houses (poems) (1996)
   Love Me Slender (poems) (2000)
   First of the Last Chances (poems) (2003)
   Leeds Stories 2 (2005) (with others)
   Selected Poems (poems) (2006)
   Pessimism for Beginners (poems) (2007)
   The Fantastic Book of Everybody's Secrets (2008)
   Bonne Route (2010) (with others)
   Ideas Above Our Station (2010) (with others)
   Something Untoward: (2012)
   The Poetry of Sex (poems) (2014)
   Marrying the Ugly Millionaire (poems) (2015)
   The Visitors Book (2015)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Octopus Nest (2014)
   Only Joseph (2018)
Anthologies edited
   Thirteen Poems of Revenge (2012)
   Deadlier (2017)
Series contributed to
Quick Reads 2015
   Pictures or it Didn't Happen (2015)
     aka The Warning
Picture Books show
Non fiction show
Sophie Hannah recommends
A Lesson in Cruelty (2024)
Harriet Tyce
"A juicy, sophisticated, layered and intelligent read for the crime fiction connoisseur. Harriet's best so far."
The Trials of Lila Dalton (2024)
L J Shepherd
"I found this book unputdownable from the first page. As the mystery deepens, readers will be on the edge of their seats, desperate to know what happens next."
Nightwatching (2024)
Tracy Sierra
"Breathtakingly superb on every level. A proper tour de force that delivers the highest possible grip factor from first word to last, and a more satisfying resolution than I dared to hope for."

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Anthologies containing stories by Sophie Hannah
Everyday Kindness (2021)
edited by
LJ Ross
I Am Heathcliff (2018)
Stories Inspired by Wuthering Heights
edited by
Kate Mosse
Ten Year Stretch (2018)
Celebrating a Decade of Crime Fiction and CrimeFest
edited by
Martin Edwards and Adrian Muller

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