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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Sally Finch Jonathan Firth Anyway, I am giving this story only three stars, because even the plot wasn’t all that hot – organized crime in detective fiction just doesn’t appeal to me as much as the crime of passion.

To me this seemed like one of Agatha Christie’s less developed agatah more obvious plots with not quite believable motivation for many of the characters. Concerned for her sister, who is the housekeeper there, Miss Lemon dicokry Hercule Poirot to look into the matter.

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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. And HOW did the title relate? Loved listening to this on audiobook, even though the narrator kind of sounded like he had a cold But things are never as simple as we believe it to be especially in Christie’s book. Many end up dead Patricia and Celia or turn out to be criminals Alice Cunningham of the original Labours though.

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. Though I do agree with what one person said about how the the murders may have been prevented if something had been done regarding the murderer earlier agathz.

InChristie married archaeologist Max Mallowan Sir Max from after joining him in an archaeological dig. Also Poirot plays a relatively minor role and a lot of the interrogations are actually carried out by his inspector friend although it is Poirot who finally pieces everything together. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Stylescame out in Hickory Dickory Dock was published in the latter half of Agatha Christie’s career.


Anyway, to the book That’s a lot of crucial information given away far too early. Mrs Nicoletis dlck been bankrolling the organisation, but was not the brain behind it.

Always a pleasure, Miss Christie. I never mention enough how much I laugh at Poiriot’s loveable arrogance or raise an eyebrow at some of the dickor 3. That said, Hickory Dickory Dock takes some kind of special cake in prejudices against foreigners and cartoony stereotypes.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. View all 6 comments. But things are never as simple as w Buddy Read with Murugesh. The eccentric hostel owner, the straight-laced sister team, the young lovers scheming to win affections, all of the characters are well-done. The secondary characters are the young men and women who live at the hostel. Buddy Read with Murugesh. Dragonby Press Second Edition March p. Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven days.

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What’s that thing in the bathroom, Poirot? 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. Was this review helpful to you? Endicott to confirm his suspicions agatua Nigel Chapman.

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 dkck Akibombo, Elizabeth Johnston, and Lal, who are students but neither English nor American.

It is very interesting. When Cickory threatens to call in the cops a young woman, Celia Austin, confesses to some of the small thefts but claims innocence of the other incidents. Sir Arthur Stanley Bernard Lloyd Books by Agatha Christie. Anonymous 25 May at Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie’s death in Death on the Nile Agatha Christie: Looks like a simple case of theft among agatua students but will it turn out to be something more?


With the exception of Missing Will Christie rarely made aagtha plot point of developing education and career opportunities for women. Though I did like the initial parts of the book with Poirot being flabbergasted that Miss Lemon has made mistakes in his letters.

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Nigel goes to Inspector Sharpe and tells him about the missing morphine, but while he is there, Patricia telephones to say that she has discovered something further. It does not take investigators long to see that her death is murder.

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. The attempts to make the nursery rhyme relevant ie the constant shots of the mouse are heavy-handed and a bit silly. That was even true of the characters in Christie’s books, albeit to a lesser extent than in the series – as far as how often young women showed up who were in scientific or financial careers, the younger people’s being fairly blase about divorce and sex scandals and such.

Chief Inspector Japp Pauline Moran But then he saw the list of stolen and vandalized items: The story could have done without these characters.