Hickory Dickory Dock
Hercule Poirot doesn’t need all his detective skills to realize something is troubling his secretary, Miss Lemon—she has made three mistakes in a simple letter. It seems an outbreak of kleptomania at the student hostel in which her sister works is distracting his usually efficient assistant. ... show more
Hercule Poirot doesn’t need all his detective skills to realize something is troubling his secretary, Miss Lemon—she has made three mistakes in a simple letter. It seems an outbreak of kleptomania at the student hostel in which her sister works is distracting his usually efficient assistant. Deciding that desperate times call for desperate measures, the great detective agrees to investigate. Unknown to Poirot, however, desperation is a motive he shares with a killer. . . .
Publish date: September 27th 2011
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Hercule Poirot (#30)
Hercule Poirot frowned. "Miss Lemon," he said. "Yes, M. Poirot?" "There are three mistakes in this letter." His voice held incredulity. For Miss Lemon, that hideous and efficient woman, never made mistakes. She was never ill, never tired, never upset, never inaccurate. For all practical purposes, t...
I have had that rhyme in my head since last night. I want to smother myself to just make it stop at this point. I also somehow saw the television adaption of this story a few months ago, I now remember why I turned it off. They kept playing a slow sung ballad to the nursery rhyme throughout the enti...
Hercule Poirot is involved in a little mystery through his secretary's sister. It all looks quite harmless, if a bit mischievious, in the beginning. And then the bodies start to drop :-) I just love the writing - the way the reader is invited to solve the crime along with M. Poirot.
7/10 - BARDZO DOBRA Kolejny bardzo udany kryminał, który wciąga już od pierwszej strony. Książki nie miałam nawet w planach czytelniczych na listopad,ba!, nie mam jej nawet w wersji papierowej na półce, ale po przejrzeniu ebooka na komputerze nie mogłam się oprzeć i po prostu wpadłam w wir zdarzeń...
As I posted yesterday, I picked up a pair of Dame Agatha's Poirot novels over the weekend. I read and reviewed The Clocks first, which I found quite underwhelming. In my view, Hickory Dickory Dock (in spite of the moderately silly title) was a more entertaining book. It still doesn't rise to the l...