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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You ask why does Egypt resent the Suez Canal? He’s called in because of a bizarre list of items stolen, but murder comes across eventually. Despite numerous obstacles, Poirot is able to link the killing to an international diamond smuggling ring but not before chdistie murderer claims more victims.

Pretty soon several people connected to the boarding house are dead and residents’ dark secrets start to come to light.

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There is no more separation bet I have had that rhyme in my head since last night. The murderer is a nasty piece of work, as are many of the murderers depicted in the golden age mysteries. As always, there is plenty of fantastic characterization, albeit a bit melodramatic in nature.

In the end the resolution to the case was not a simple explanation and I was totally off base.

The twist was that there was no twist The story could have done without these characters. Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories. Sir Arthur Stanley Bernard Lloyd Anonymous 21 July at Hubbard, on a “unique and beautiful An outbreak of kleptomania at a student hostel was not normally the sort of crime that aroused Hercule Poirot’s interest.

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Dec 06, Laure rated it liked it. She is killed by drinking poisoned brandy.


He killed Mrs 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. Hercule Poirot Philip Jackson By careful study of the rucksack’s design, he identifies an unusual corrugated base, and suggests to the police that the rucksack is part of an international smuggling operation.

Endicott to confirm his suspicions of Nigel Chapman. She committed the lesser thefts to attract the attention of Colin McNabb, a psychology student who then becomes engaged to her. The most significant of these concerns a subplot in the adaptation featuring the Jarrow March and MP Sir Arthur Stanleywho is seen to be dying in hospital as the march reaches London. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Eighth Grade breakout star Elsie Fisher shares what it was like landing her first Golden Globe nomination. In Chapter 21, Poirot visits a solicitor by the name of Mr. Florence Hubbard Rachel Bell As this book was written in the ‘s, the big fear was Communism and several of the characters are implied to be card carrying members.

Poirot twiddles his mustache more during the first half the book before the murder happens, then the police take over the playing field until the ending and actual reveal happens.

Valerie is willing to incriminate Nigel fully because Mrs Nicoletis was actually her mother. The rucksacks were sold to innocent students, and then used to transport drugs and gems. It felt like two men coming up with excuses to use naughty words, if I may be so blunt. In my view, Hickory Dickory Dock in spite of the moderately silly title was a more entertaining book.

This is why he changed his name and carries two passports. He is christe upon to solve the mystery of a series of apparently trivial thefts at a student’s hostel but soon finds himself partnering the police in investigating murder. Sorry, that person’s shelf is private. View all 3 comments. When Poirot threatens to call in In this 32nd book in the Hercule Poirot series, the detective investigates mysterious occurrences at a rooming house. If I’m going to have to listen to a lot of psychological analysis, I prefer it hickor be delivered by Jeeves.


She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature-Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple-and author of The Mousetrapthe longest-running play in the history of modern theatre.

I certainly did read this half my life ago and probably enjoyed it more then than I did this time, in the context of having read the previous 29 Poirot novels.

Agatha Christie ‘s Hercule Poirot. However, after that ending I realize that any book would be a marked improvement.

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

qgatha We don’t get one. Views Read Edit View history. For Miss Lemon, that hideous and efficient woman, never made mistakes. But then he saw the list of stolen and vandalized items: Other books in the series. SRJ Websoltions is world leader in website development services and is only webside designing company who deliver the project on time. Was this review helpful to you? The green ink was a double-bluff intended to divert dockory away from him. Overall still a pretty decent read but not high on my Poirot mysteries.

I found this adaptation rather disappointing.