Welcome, mes amis,
to a special edition celebrating a Belgian detective who’s bigger than ever. While David Suchet may have hung up his moustache, Hercule Poirot is back in Sophie Hannah’s novel Closed Casket (Sophie writes for us about this brand new case) and Sir Kenneth Branagh’s taking on the role in a Hollywood movie of Murder On The Orient Express. But we haven’t forgotten the woman who invented Poirot – our fifth edition is also dedicated to the genius of Agatha Christie. Elsewhere in this issue we’ve hung out with DCI Banks, crossexamined Steven Avery’s lawyer from Making A Murderer and had an encounter with the chilling mafia don from Gomorrah. Talking of monsters, Crime Scene has a new sister magazine – Horrorville. So the team and I have chosen our favourite scary crime thriller character. I’ve gone for Hannibal Lecter, a man who also had a liking for the little grey cells. Enjoy the issue!