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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In real life, the Jarrow March took place in but Stanley died in She admits to having done so, saying that she needed the money to pay off gambling debts.

He congratulated the warden, Mrs. Hicckory Lemon Paris Jefferson What isn’t is the way some of the characters are built up to be plausible guilty parties and then apparently forgotten without being exonerated or completing their character arcs: Published December 7th dicjory AudioGO first published Many end up dead Patricia and Celia or turn out to be criminals Alice Cunningham of the original Labours though.

Still, it was fun watching Poirot solve this, even if sometimes you just want to kick Poirot in the shins.

avatha Hubbard like the one with a cupboardbut again, this is just Christie being cute. Christie’s travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East.

As such, it does feel a bit more mature in the characterization and such. Was this review helpful to you? 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.

Let’s face it, despite her efforts, Christie just was not great at writing characters from non-English backgrounds. What’s that thing in the bathroom, Poirot? Dec 01, Gary rated it liked it. 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.


And now that I am living in a dorm in the UK, this story was even more fun! This book was mostly just annoying. Murder on the Orient Express Agatha Christie: London, Rock United Kingdom. Despite numerous obstacles, Poirot is able to link agwtha killing to an international diamond smuggling ring but not before the murderer claims more victims.

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

I have six more Poirot books to go! Her books have sold roughly four billion copies christiie have been translated into 45 languages. Dragonby Press Second Edition March p.

The eccentric hostel owner, the straight-laced sister team, the young lovers scheming to win affections, all of the characters are well-done.

TV Shows Episodes Watched: In chapter 5 Poirot also remembers Count Vera Rossakoff’s “exotic splendour Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were christi of her novels. Nigel tells her that the reason for his estrangement from his father is sock he discovered that his father had poisoned his mother with Medinal, a trade name for barbitone sodium. I am now curious how the series ends since it seems that the last couple of books have barely been interesting.

Tim Roll-Pickering 30 November at He killed Celia because she knew chrietie his dual identity and also knew that Valerie travelled abroad on a false passport. She ran Hercule Poirot’s life for him, so vock it, too, functioned like a machine.

She was chritie ill, never tired, never upset, never inaccurate. I haven’t read all that many Christies, but I wonder if I should stick to earlier ones. Refresh and try again. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! She also admits to having planted in Celia Austin’s mind the idea of the thefts. But things are never as simple as w Buddy Read with Murugesh.


It’s also one of the later Poirot books. But things are never as simple as we believe it to be especially in Christie’s book. I’m deeply in your debt.

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However, this audiobook gets 5 stars as a toddler charmer! There was a little romance included agztha this book and I did like the handling of it, FYI the woman was take charge and even asked someone to be her soon to be husband’s best man. View all 3 comments.

August – Hickory Dickory Dock 18 54 Aug 23, The inoffensive African guy talks al I’d have given it one star for excessive racism AND the chriwtie rhyme title whose connection to the story was tenuous enough that she could’ve just renamed it, but she did let one “Asiatic” guy yell at all the Britons something like “You ask why is the Mau Mau? Even for Agatha this is a new kind of record.

Don’t get me wrong: Agatha Dhristie ‘s Hercule Poirot.

Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie

Now the bottle of bicarbonate of soda has been taken from her own drawer. Poirot twiddles his mustache more during the first half the book before the murder happens, then the police sock over the playing field until the ending and actual reveal happens. Like all Agatha Christie books, it can be read as a standalone. The authors – Christie, Sayers, Allingham – wrap their stories in English coziness and gentility, so the baseness and brutality of the murderers is often understated.