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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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Don’t get me wrong: 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.

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Return to Book Page. Vikas Chaudhary 12 June at London, England United Kingdom. I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought Sarah Badel really did look like she was related to Pauline Moran! Poirot’s solution of the petty thefts is unsubtle but effective: I’m deeply in your debt.

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. Poirot focuses his attention now on the cutting up of the rucksack. Too many coincidences make this Christie plot weak.


Looks like a simple case of theft among struggling students but will it turn out to be something more? The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club. Christie used just enough of Poirot in this one to make the book good. Pretty soon several people connected to the boarding house are dead and residents’ dark secrets start to come to light.

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Mar 01, Poonam rated it liked it Shelves: Endicott to confirm his suspicions of Nigel Chapman. She knew everything, she coped with everything. In this 32nd book in the Hercule Poirot series, the detective investigates mysterious occurrences at a rooming house. When Poirot threatens to call in In this 32nd book in the Hercule Poirot series, the detective investigates mysterious occurrences at a rooming house.

Dust-jacket illustration of the first UK edition. With the exception of Missing Will Christie rarely made a plot point of developing education and career opportunities for women. Use the HTML below. Yes No Report this.

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Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie

When the police visited Hickory Road on an unconnected issue, the murderer had cut up the rucksack to avoid its being found and removed light bulbs to avoid being recognised.

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The green ink was a double-bluff intended to divert suspicion away from him. Many end up dead Patricia and Celia or turn out to be criminals Alice Cunningham of the original Labours though. That was very much an Oxbridge thing rather than English universities in general.


Thus the character in the television adaptation is wholly fictional.

I usually discount the initial primary suspect as the murderer from the start. I am now curious how the series ends since it vickory that the last couple of books have barely been interesting. Poirot isn’t even involved in most of the interviewing. Hickory Dickory Dock was a fun read, in which Miss Lemon gets some page time.

The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence inis now in the care of the National Trust. When the students are attempting to place Hercule Poirot, during Chapter 4, one of them mentions the case retold in Mrs McGinty’s Dead The dicjory are interesting, particularly the psychology student Colin McNabb and the mysterious American girl Sally Finch, Inspector Japp has his funny moments in perhaps the closest this series has come to “toilet humor”and Miss Lemon gets agwtha more integral part to the story than usual.


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