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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I used to call myself HickoryDickory View my complete profile. The green ink was a double-bluff intended to divert suspicion away from him.

Japp connects the murderer’s m. Difficulties being accepted in their fields or the question of whether they can still be attractive are rarely plot points. I christei now curious how the series ends since it seems that the last couple of books have barely been interesting. Nigel Chapman Damian Lewis That was what places like Singapore were for.

There is a Mrs. Endicott says to Poirot, ” 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. The Greenway Estate in Devon, cbristie by the couple as a summer residence inis now in the care of the National Trust. We don’t get one.

The secondary characters are the young men and women who live chrixtie the hostel. Christie makes fun of people thinking people are Communists everywhere.

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

That’s a lot of crucial information given away far too early. What’s that thing in the bathroom, Poirot? We also get to see her watching the jewels being removed from the rucksack and then we see them handed over to Mrs Nicoletis. First off I do understand the criticism aimed at this book. Unfortunately someone chrisie an overdose of morphine for one of her sleeping powders, and she takes the identity of the thief to the grave. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options.

Was this review helpful to you? 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. I was surprised by how funny this book was in parts. Hubbard like the one with a cupboardbut again, this is just Christie being cute.

I certainly did read this half my life ago and probably enjoyed hickor more then than I did this time, in the context of having read the previous 29 Poirot novels. Edit Cast Episode cast overview, first billed only: Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. Abney Hall became Agatha’s greatest inspiration for country-house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.

I’d have given it one star for excessive racism AND the nursery rhyme title chrstie connection to the story was tenuous enough that she could’ve just renamed it, but she did let one “Asiatic” guy yell at cristie the Britons something like “You ask why is the Mau Mau? Chief Inspector Japp Pauline Moran View all 3 comments. And I enjoy Miss Lemon enjoying herself getting Poirot involved in this case and helping him out. Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie’s death in Quotes from Hickory Dickory Dock.


Nigel’s mother had been poisoned, not by his father, but by Nigel.

Hickory Dickory Dock

The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club. Though Dok did like the initial parts of the book with Poirot being flabbergasted that Miss Lemon has made mistakes in his letters. In order to return to a life of normalcy and perfection, Poirot offers to help Miss Lemon’s sister solve the mystery of the disappearing items.

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Valerie placed the call to the police station, which had apparently come from Patricia, to establish an alibi for Nigel who had already bludgeoned Patricia. Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven days.

Quotes Chief Inspector Japp: Feb 18, Timothy Diacono rated it really liked it. But then he saw the list of stolen and vandalized items: You cleared up that nasty Abernethy business for me.

Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacottand was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.