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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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The youth comes across in Christie’s dialogues reasonably well, but the international aspect made me cringe. I find that so many detective stories try to shock First off I do understand the criticism aimed at this book. So we have Poirot firmly in the s in England. It does not take investigators long to see that her death is murder. It is very interesting. Dust-jacket illustration of the first UK edition.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Hubbard, on a “unique and beautiful problem. The characters are interesting, particularly the psychology student Colin McNabb and the mysterious American girl Sally Finch, Inspector Japp has his funny moments in perhaps chhristie closest this series has come to “toilet humor”and Miss Lemon gets a more integral part to the story than usual.

While they are searching for this bottle she mentions that she is intending to write to his father to reconcile the two. When the students are attempting to place Hercule Poirot, during Chapter 4, one of them mentions the case retold dck Mrs McGinty’s Xock What’s that thing in the bathroom, Poirot?


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I never mention enough how much I laugh at Poiriot’s loveable arrogance or raise an eyebrow at some of the political and social issues that creep up in these books. The story is set in in London and Miss Lemon is worried about her agarha and the strange goings on at the hostel where her dickoyr works: A poor, average read.

Set in a hostel with a mixed group, characters become more individualized that some of her other works.

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Celia is discovered dead the following morning from an overdose of morphine. Anonymous 25 May at She was a machine – the perfect secretary.

During this marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazines. He killed Celia because she knew about his dual identity and also knew that Valerie travelled abroad on a false passport.

We also get to see her watching the jewels being removed from the rucksack and then we see them handed over to Mrs Nicoletis. The novel is notable for featuring Poirot’s efficient secretary, Miss Felicity Lemon, who had previously only appeared in the Poirot short stories.

This implies that the setting of the novel is at most two years before its publication. But really the most memorable scene in the book probably goes to one of the characters and her tirade against the British police calling them “pigs” and referring to them as the Gestapo, only to have her collection of brandy bottles revealed. Although we do get a bit of them patting those of other races on the heads a bit and calling them pets or perfectly lovely.

This is why he changed his name and carries two passports. An outbreak of kleptomania at a student hostel was not normally the sort of crime that aroused Hercule Poirot’s interest. It’s amusing how he is half in awe of her, half in fear of her.


Books by Agatha Christie. This and his own boredom is why he gets involved with the goings on at the hostel. This adaptation has a number of anachronisms arising from agagha the time period of the story. It’s got a sort of fountain thing in the middle; what’s that for?

That same evening Agatha disappeared from her dickoey, leaving behind a letter for her secretary jickory that she was going to Yorkshire. Tim Roll-Pickering 30 November at Loved listening to this on audiobook, even though the narrator kind of sounded like he had a cold The story did start out well and has all the elements of cgristie great Poirot book but frankly I did not like the ending as much as I would have liked to like it- if that makes any sense.

I found this adaptation rather disappointing. Use the HTML below. Miss Lemon Paris Jefferson As such, it does feel a bit more mature in the characterization and such. Evelyn Waugh ‘s diary records that it ‘began well’ but deteriorated ‘a third of the way through into twaddle’ — a judgment which, unusually for him, erred on the side of charity. The culprit and the method was all fine, what jarred me was the motive.