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'An excellent course text around which to base lectures.' 'Well structured, not too complicated, breaks down topics into easily assimilated components.' 'The most comprehensive around ...' Lecturers This highly popular text is used on a wide range of computing courses, including A Level, BTEC, City & Guilds, BCS and BSC. Information has been included on the Internet, RAD a 'An excellent course text around which to base lectures.' 'Well structured, not too complicated, breaks down topics into easily assimilated components.' 'The most comprehensive around ...' Lecturers This highly popular text is used on a wide range of computing courses, including A Level, BTEC, City & Guilds, BCS and BSC. Information has been included on the Internet, RAD and Object Oriented methods. Some obsolete or peripheral material has been cut in order to keep the text to a manageable length.


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'An excellent course text around which to base lectures.' 'Well structured, not too complicated, breaks down topics into easily assimilated components.' 'The most comprehensive around ...' Lecturers This highly popular text is used on a wide range of computing courses, including A Level, BTEC, City & Guilds, BCS and BSC. Information has been included on the Internet, RAD a 'An excellent course text around which to base lectures.' 'Well structured, not too complicated, breaks down topics into easily assimilated components.' 'The most comprehensive around ...' Lecturers This highly popular text is used on a wide range of computing courses, including A Level, BTEC, City & Guilds, BCS and BSC. Information has been included on the Internet, RAD and Object Oriented methods. Some obsolete or peripheral material has been cut in order to keep the text to a manageable length.

30 review for Computer Science

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sneha

    3.5 stars, rounded to 4. I have loved Christie for a long time and it was such a pleasant surprise when Sophie Hannah started the Poirot novels again. I have enjoyed all her outings of Poirot and this wasn't much different. But i must say that the plot was too much in the style of Hannah, much more complicated than all the previous three books she has written in the series. Poirot and Catchpool (his new Hastings) are on their way to Kingfisher Hills when two strange incidents happen. A woman with 3.5 stars, rounded to 4. I have loved Christie for a long time and it was such a pleasant surprise when Sophie Hannah started the Poirot novels again. I have enjoyed all her outings of Poirot and this wasn't much different. But i must say that the plot was too much in the style of Hannah, much more complicated than all the previous three books she has written in the series. Poirot and Catchpool (his new Hastings) are on their way to Kingfisher Hills when two strange incidents happen. A woman with a half formed face is terrified of something and talks of a bizzare warning of murder if she sits at a particular spot in the bus; another woman tells Poirot tge most extraordinary story of how she murdered someone she dearly loved. And then there is a third woman in the gallows on whose account this entire journey is being undertaken. These three women and their stories are what guide and propel the narrative as they come together in ways only Hannah can manage to pull off. I must say that none of the characters present were likeable and I wasn't sorry to see anyone go. While the mystery was satisfatory, i could guess certain things and identities but not the motives, it somehow took me a longer time to get into the story than it usually does with Poiort novels, even the modern ones. It's not that i was looking for the exact Poirot that Christie created. Hannah maintains enough falvour of the former even as she makes Poirot her own, i did feel that the novel was a bit slow in the beginning and a bit too complicated. It didn't help either that i didn't really care for any of the repulsive characters. Overall though, this is read for Christie fans. I will perhaps not recommend anyone reading Hannah's Poirot series to begin with this one, but for us Poirot lovers, it is definitely worth visiting. Many thanks to Netgalley and HarperCollins for providing me an ARC in return of an honest review.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Teresa Cornelius

    The Killings at Kingfisher Hill by Sophie Hannah I must admit to the fact that although I have never really been a fan of Agatha Christie I have thoroughly enjoyed all of Sophie Hannah’s outings with Hercule Poirot. Indeed I enjoyed this book most of the four she has so far written. The labyrinthine plot is definitely reminiscent of classic Agatha Christie and the “little grey cells” were continually at work keeping up with the numerous twists and turns. At one point Poirot asks Catchpool, his new The Killings at Kingfisher Hill by Sophie Hannah I must admit to the fact that although I have never really been a fan of Agatha Christie I have thoroughly enjoyed all of Sophie Hannah’s outings with Hercule Poirot. Indeed I enjoyed this book most of the four she has so far written. The labyrinthine plot is definitely reminiscent of classic Agatha Christie and the “little grey cells” were continually at work keeping up with the numerous twists and turns. At one point Poirot asks Catchpool, his new Hastings, to make a list of all the questions to which he wishes to establish the answer and I found this very useful to clarify my own thoughts. The plot of the story involves Poirot and Catchpool travelling to Kingfisher Hill in an attempt to prove the innocence of Helen Acton, who has been sentenced to hang for the murder of her fiancé. They have been asked to travel their by the brother of the murdered man and are asked to pose as two people fascinated in the game, called Peepers, which the owner of the house is developing. As with Agatha Christie novels the death of any servants is seen merely as an inconvenience and she conveys the self-obsessed character of the hugely wealthy very well. This is definitely a novel which fans of Poirot should enjoy as long as they can cope with a few inconsistencies with the Christie character. For instance it is very difficult to imagine Christie’s Poirot embarking on a long journey by coach. I will be recommending this novel and thank the author, the publishers and Net Galley for the opportunity to read it in return for an honest review.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Maggie Walsh

    The inimitable Hercule Poirot is back in the 4th instalment of Sophie Hannah's rebooted series. This time our hero is on his way to solve the puzzle of who committed one murder when confronted with another mystery involving a murder confession, a threat to kill and a family with a multitude of secrets. Taking on the mammoth task of writing a new Hercule Poirot mystery is a big step, Agatha Christie is a hard act to follow after all but Sophie Hannah excels. As a livelong Christie fan I was expect The inimitable Hercule Poirot is back in the 4th instalment of Sophie Hannah's rebooted series. This time our hero is on his way to solve the puzzle of who committed one murder when confronted with another mystery involving a murder confession, a threat to kill and a family with a multitude of secrets. Taking on the mammoth task of writing a new Hercule Poirot mystery is a big step, Agatha Christie is a hard act to follow after all but Sophie Hannah excels. As a livelong Christie fan I was expecting to find this a passable but not entirely authentic rendition of a much loved character however, Hannah has completely captured the essence of Ms Christie's work to the point that you will at times completely forget that you are not reading the real thing. Die hard purists may refuse to read anything not from the hand of Agatha Christie but I urge them to reconsider and pick this book up. They will not be disappointed and how wonderful to see one of literatures most endearing characters get a new lease of life

  4. 5 out of 5

    Leanne Fisher

    As an Agatha Christie fan I do enjoy reading Sophie Hannah's interpretation of Poirot. In her latest book Poirot travels to Kingfisher Hill estate at the request of one of the household to prove his fiancee is innocent of murder. Whilst travelling, Poirot meets 2 mysterious women on the train who seem somehow to be connected to the case he is to investigate. Whilst I think the author is a very talented writer, I was not as gripped with this book as I was with her last one. I did enjoy her interp As an Agatha Christie fan I do enjoy reading Sophie Hannah's interpretation of Poirot. In her latest book Poirot travels to Kingfisher Hill estate at the request of one of the household to prove his fiancee is innocent of murder. Whilst travelling, Poirot meets 2 mysterious women on the train who seem somehow to be connected to the case he is to investigate. Whilst I think the author is a very talented writer, I was not as gripped with this book as I was with her last one. I did enjoy her interpretation of Poirot but felt the story lacked imagination and was at times over complex with too many characters. I will however read the next Poirot book as I do enjoy the nostalgia the author brings to her stories.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Hannah Middleton

    I am a huge fan of Hannah's Culver Valley series and I admit to previously feeling rather fed up that she doesn't write novels featuring Charlie and Simon with more frequently - this has changed now that I have discovered what else she has been devoting her time to! I loved Agatha Christie's Miss Marple series as a child and really got into Poirot from the David Suchet TV portrayal and Hannah has really done Christie justice here. Her depiction of Poirot is spot on, her intricate plotting is mas I am a huge fan of Hannah's Culver Valley series and I admit to previously feeling rather fed up that she doesn't write novels featuring Charlie and Simon with more frequently - this has changed now that I have discovered what else she has been devoting her time to! I loved Agatha Christie's Miss Marple series as a child and really got into Poirot from the David Suchet TV portrayal and Hannah has really done Christie justice here. Her depiction of Poirot is spot on, her intricate plotting is masterful and Davenport's and their associates are a thoroughly entitled and unlikeable bunch (the perfect cast of murder suspects). I loved this and will be recommending it widely and will definitely seek out Hannah's earlier Poirot mysteries.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lucy

    I really enjoyed The Killings at Kingfisher Hill. I thought the story was written brilliantly and in the style of Hercule Poirot. I haven't yet read any of Agatha Christie's novels (much to my shame!) but I adore watching the tv adaptations and could visualise The Killings at Kingfisher Hill as a drama. I thought the characters were all fitting for the story, my favourite being Hercule! And there was a great amount of humour within the story. Sophie Hannah has achieved in creating a wonderful whod I really enjoyed The Killings at Kingfisher Hill. I thought the story was written brilliantly and in the style of Hercule Poirot. I haven't yet read any of Agatha Christie's novels (much to my shame!) but I adore watching the tv adaptations and could visualise The Killings at Kingfisher Hill as a drama. I thought the characters were all fitting for the story, my favourite being Hercule! And there was a great amount of humour within the story. Sophie Hannah has achieved in creating a wonderful whodunit, and who else could solve it?? The 'world's most famous detective' of course.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Marianne

    This was my first novel by Sophie Hannah, I entered cautiously being a fan of Agatha Christie. I was pleasantly surprised. The setting, period details, and the characters felt very authentic. I had no problem adjusting to Ms Hannah’s Poirot, I thought his portrayal was excellent. I will definitely read the earlier books in the series and am happy to recommend this book. Thank you to netgalley and the author and publisher.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Clare Read

    Sophie Hannah’s ‘The Killings at Kingfisher Hill’ was a joy to read. Hannah provides the reader with a very plausible Poirot, without it feeling like a pastiche. She is not only focussed on plot, but also on developing characters that have depth. I very much enjoyed relaxing and reading this book, knowing I was in safe hands.

  9. 4 out of 5

    sarah lerigo

    Another Hercule Poirot murder mystery from Sophie Hannah Love these books Sophie draws you into the plot straight away It's very cleverly written that right up to the very end your still getting red herrings to Brilliant Another Hercule Poirot murder mystery from Sophie Hannah Love these books Sophie draws you into the plot straight away It's very cleverly written that right up to the very end your still getting red herrings to Brilliant

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jennyh

    I have been a fan of Agatha Christie for many years and have always avoided reading books by other authors using her characters in case i was disappointed. I was wrong. The plotting, characters and style are authentic, the clues ambiguous and the whodunit finale exemplary.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Leyla Johnson

    I did enjoy the mystery as it was well plotted, but having been a reader of Agatha Christie from way back, I really found that Poirot lost his charm and rather spoiled for me.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Beth Younge

    I liked parts of this but I thought that something was missing from this to make it seem like a true Agatha Christie Poiret novel. The crime was explored well and i did like the characters but it was just missing something for me. I would read another Sophie Hannah mystery but this one wasn't for me. I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked parts of this but I thought that something was missing from this to make it seem like a true Agatha Christie Poiret novel. The crime was explored well and i did like the characters but it was just missing something for me. I would read another Sophie Hannah mystery but this one wasn't for me. I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Edem Amevor

  14. 5 out of 5

    Hafsa Shahzad

  15. 4 out of 5

    Harlley

  16. 5 out of 5

    Danso Junior

  17. 5 out of 5

    Veta Verity

  18. 5 out of 5

    Olalekan Solaja

  19. 5 out of 5

    Alli Salman

  20. 5 out of 5

    Idris

  21. 5 out of 5

    Isaac

  22. 5 out of 5

    Don Colio

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kwame

  24. 5 out of 5

    Stephen Pearson

  25. 5 out of 5

    Aaron

  26. 4 out of 5

    Adhithyawickramasinghe

  27. 4 out of 5

    Arthur

  28. 4 out of 5

    Bob

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ben

  30. 5 out of 5

    Enos

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