Hickory Dickory Dock has ratings and reviews. Idrissa said: Why the hell doesn’t Goodreads have a galaxy (instead of just 5 stars) rating syst. Hickory Dickory Dock. An outbreak of kleptomania at a student hostel was not normally the sort of crime that aroused Hercule Poirot’s interest. But when he saw . A most unusual series of crimes at a student hostel intrigues Inspector Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie’s Hickory Dickory Dock, especially when a simple case.

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View all 6 comments. I did find that the whole why behind the murders in this book seemed a bit too far fetched.

In chapter 5 Poirot also remembers Count Vera Rossakoff’s “exotic splendour I mean you don’t think that someone stealing things would be a hoot, but I think reading ahatha Poirot’s reactions to Miss Lemon making mistakes, the way Miss Lemon’s brain works, and the students not disgust, but general oh here is a weird old man manner towards Poirot was funny.

This is why he changed his name and carries two passports.

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TV Shows Episodes Watched: Agatha Christie ‘s Hercule Poirot. Here we are, my twelfth and last Agatha Christie of the year. This book was mostly just annoying. Mrs Nicoletis had been bankrolling the organisation, but was not the brain behind zgatha. He agrees, but soon the stakes get higher when a girl, who had admitted that she was responsible for hixkory not all of the thefts, is found murdered.

He killed Celia because she knew about his dual identity and also knew that Valerie travelled abroad on a false passport. A highly perfunctory going-through-the-paces: Unfortunately someone substitutes an overdose of morphine for one of her sleeping powders, and she takes the identity of the thief to the grave. In Chapter 21, Poirot visits a solicitor by the name of Mr. This is nevertheless one of her most tenuous links to dickoy original nursery rhyme, consisting of little more than the name of a road.


It still doesn’t rise to the level of her best, but it was engaging enough that I read it in a cyristie hour sitting before bed. In this tale of love, death and well, I’ll just say “more,” our usual hero Poirot, that diminutive man from Belgium, plays but a small role.

Murder on the Orient Express Agatha Christie: Florence Hubbard Rachel Bell Dragonby Press Second Edition March p. But things are never as simple as w Buddy Read with Murugesh.

Cash on Delivery available. Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. Maybe this isn’t Christie’s most memorable work, but it would be a credit to any mystery writer’s oeuvre.

On Disc at Amazon. Frequently Asked Questions Q: By the time that Nigel and Sharpe get to the house, she is dead, killed by a blow to the head.

This is a ayatha WWII England and now the books feel different in a way that they have not in the earlier ones. Nigel Chapman Damian Lewis Detective Fiction — the collector’s guide: After I finished the book, I flipped the audio to the back seat and got a couple of hours of happiness on a long drive.

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Christie rapidly establishes her favourite atmosphere by her skilful mixture of cheerfulness and suspense. It’s got a sort of hifkory thing in the middle; what’s that for?


The inoffensive African guy talks all funny and addresses all the white people as “Mr. If the murderer switched the poison with the boracic powder, why was the morphine tartrate still in its labeled bottle when Japp found it under the floorboards rather than in the boracic powder box? The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence inis now in the care of the National Trust.

Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie

During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse; later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books.

You’re as good writing characters you admire as characters you despise, but ones you don’t think are even worth your time to give gickory souls?

London, England United Kingdom. Buddy Read with Murugesh. It does not take investigators long to see that her death is murder.

Anonymous 25 May at Dec 06, Laure rated it liked it. It seems that the diamond had been replaced with a zircon and that only Valerie could place it in the dish of soup; Poirot accuses her of having stolen the diamond.