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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He killed Hidkory Nicoletis because she was sure to give the smuggling operation away under pressure, and killed Patricia because she was likely to draw his father’s attention to the recent events, as she was on the verge of writing a letter to him in the hope of reconciling him with his son before his death.

As usual there are jabs at various groups of people the paranoia of the Americans tickled me, actually pretty trueand there is the stigma of alcoholism hidden in there with one particular character. Apr 19, Barbara rated it liked it Shelves: She committed the lesser thefts to attract the attention of Colin McNabb, a psychology student who then becomes engaged to her.

Sir Arthur Stanley Bernard Lloyd Set in a hostel with a mixed group, this intriguing story wasn’t like other mysteries by her that I’ve read. Mrs Christina Nicoletis who I swear come straight out of central casting with some of the students above with how they are portrayed in this book. We are providing our service in Indirapuram, Delhi, Ashok Nagar. With George, his perfect manservant, and Miss Lemon, his perfect secretary, order and method ruled supreme in his life.

However, this audiobook gets 5 stars as a toddler charmer!

Hickory Dickory Dock (Hercule Poirot, #32) by Agatha Christie

Goofs Although set at the time of the Jarrow march ofthe rolling christoe of the London Underground is clearly the “38 Stock” first introduced only in When Poirot outlines to Nigel’s father’s solicitor the case against Nigel, the solicitor provides final proof.


Thus the character in the television adaptation is wholly fictional. This is yet another one that has me wanting to read more of her work. Hickory Dickory Dock was a fun read, in which Miss Lemon gets some page time. This is not usual Christie practice in her better works. Evelyn Waugh ‘s diary records that it ‘began well’ but deteriorated ‘a agath of the way through into twaddle’ — a judgment which, unusually for him, erred on the side of charity.

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Valerie Hobhouse Polly Kemp There seems to be a plethora of working women or women attempting to obtain degrees. Don’t waste your time, or insult your readers. She also admits to having planted in Celia Austin’s mind the idea of the thefts. I am still floored by how dumb the ending was and the reason why he figured out who dun it in After the Funeral. You can follow my reviews at https: The secondary characters are the young men and women who live at the hostel.

Inspector Sharpe solves the mystery of the stolen stethoscope during his interviews with the inhabitants of the hostel. Detective Fiction — the collector’s guide: I can say that I did find Poirot a little smarter in this one. When the father discovered this medinal is a poison slow to act, and the mother told her husbandhe forced him to write a confession and left it with his solicitor together with a letter explaining that it should be presented to the authorities in case of any further wrongdoing by Nigel.

That’s a lot of crucial information given away far too early. She moved beyond her traditional “bright young thing” characterizations and gave the young people conflicting, deeper, and occasionally more sinister, motivations.

I am now curious how the series ends since it seems that the last couple of books have barely been interesting. The murderer is a nasty piece of work, as are many of the murderers depicted in the golden age mysteries.


Akibombo comes to Sharpe and says that he had taken Patricia’s bicarbonate to ease a stomach complaint; when he took a teaspoonful of the bicarbonate, however, he had stomach pains and later discovered that the white powder was in fact the boracic powder. This adaptation differed from Christie’s novel in that Sharpe is replaced with the recurring character of Inspector Japp, and a number of the students from the novel are left out, most notably the characters including Akibombo, Elizabeth Johnston, and Lal, who are students but neither English nor American.

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This is why he changed his name and carries two passports. She is killed by drinking poisoned brandy. Many end up dead Patricia and Celia or turn out to be criminals Alice Cunningham of the original Labours though.

The hickoty is set in in London and Miss Lemon is worried about her sister and the strange goings on at the hostel where her sister works: For all practical purposes, that is to say, she was not a woman at all. Good job with your voice, Hugh!! This implies that the setting of the novel is at most two years before its publication. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Still, it was an entertaining light mystery.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Abney Hall agath Agatha’s greatest inspiration for country-house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.

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It’s also one of the later Poirot books. I’m a prettying open-minded person when it comes to books being the product of their age, and don’t let such things distract me from the meat of the story.

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