Whodunnit? Crime Author Visits Kimbolton
Students from our Literary Society meet internationally best-selling author Sophie Hannah.
Students from our Literary Society welcomed internationally best-selling author Sophie Hannah to Kimbolton yesterday. The acclaimed poet, novelist and self-confessed Agatha Christie addict met students for an informal chat about her work, before speaking to parents and staff in the Saloon after school.
Sophie is based in Cambridge, where she is a Fellow Commoner at Lucy Cavendish College; her poetry is studied at GCSE, A-level and degree level across the UK. She has been a writer for many years, with her psychological crime fiction published in 32 languages. In 2014, with the blessing of Agatha Christie’s family and estate, Sophie published a new Hercule Poirot novel, The Monogram Murders, which was a bestseller in more than 15 countries. In September 2016, her second Poirot novel, Closed Casket, was published to mark the centenary of the creation of Christie’s world-famous detective.
English teacher Miss Harriet Peachey said: “Sophie’s crime novels and Poirot stories have been gaining a lot of critical attention and fans worldwide, and this was a wonderful opportunity for pupils, parents and staff to meet her. Sophie signed books in the Saloon and spoke at length about her love of mysteries, human behaviour and all things apparently impossible!”