Rightly described as the ‘Queen of Psychological Suspense’, Sophie Hannah is an internationally best-selling writer of psychological crime fiction, published in 32 languages and 51 countries. She is also a poet, and a very engaging and entertaining speaker.

Her first novel, ‘Little Face’, was published in 2006. Since then she has written 12 novels in the Waterhouse and Zailer series, as well as other works. Two of her novels, ‘The Point of Rescue’, and ‘The Other Half Lives’, have been produced for TV as two-part drama series.

In addition to works of her own devising, Sophie has written a series of four novels based on Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot. Signed up by the Christie estate to continue the Belgian detective’s legacy, her first Poirot novel saw his first authorised appearance in a novel since Agatha Christie published Curtain, some 39 years earlier.

She participated in the creation of a Masters Degree in Crime and Thriller Writing at The University of Cambridge, for which she is the main teacher and course director. She is also the author of two non-fiction works, ‘How to Hold a Grudge’, and ‘Happiness, a Mystery: And 66 Attempts to Solve it’.
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