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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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.

Hickory Dickory Dock

After a while it just felt like lazy storytelling. Too many red herrings that are unusual distraction. To ask other readers questions about Hickory Dickory Dockplease sign up. Frequently Asked Questions Q: Edit Storyline When a series of apparently minor thefts plagues a university hostelry eickory by Miss Lemon’s sister, Poirot is recruited to investigate.

For a Christie novel, as well, the characterizations had a surprising depth. The murderer is Nigel Chapman, who was known to have the morphine in his possession. We also get to see her watching the jewels being removed from the rucksack and then we see them handed over to Mrs Nicoletis. The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence inis now in the care of the National Trust.

Buddy Read with Murugesh. The characters 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 a more integral part to the story than usual.


Valerie Hobhouse Polly Kemp Thanks for your webpage! Overall still a pretty decent read but not high on my Poirot mysteries. It still doesn’t rise to the level of her best, but it was engaging enough that I read it in a two hour sitting before bed.

We have an array of international students in co-ed housing, including an Indian, African, Jamaican, Egyptian, and so on. This implies that the setting of the novel is at most two years before its publication. But, reasoned Poirot, if this was merely a petty thief at work, why was everyone at the hostel so frightened? The structure reminded of the Poirot book I read earlier – After the Funeral- but with the fun dial turned down way low.

She ran Hercule Poirot’s life for him, so that it, too, functioned lik Hercule Poirot frowned. She is t Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacottand was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.

Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie

Christke would Poirot be interested in such a base case? Quotes from Hickory Dickory Dock. Other books in the series. Edit Did You Know? Posted by Eirik at When Poirot 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. This is yet another one that has me wanting to read more of her work.

They just sounded very fake to me.

While they’re not the norm, necessarily, and while some characters in the books, sometimes including Poirot will express disapproval or scepticism, or perhaps pity that they “have to” work, they also seem to not be a big deal – at least, not as big a deal as you would expect for the era.


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Hickory Dickory Dock 12 Feb Want to Read saving…. An outbreak of kleptomania at a student hostel was not normally the sort of crime that aroused Hercule Poirot’s interest.

A bunch hicmory boarders, mostly students and young folk, get into a bit of mischief which turns out to be more than just a bit of mischief. This is why he changed his name and carries two passports.

Though I did like the initial parts of the book with Poirot being flabbergasted that Miss Lemon has made mistakes in hiickory letters.

That was even true of the characters in Christie’s books, albeit to a lesser extent than in the series agathaa 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. While I realise it would have been difficult to justify their presence in the s, it’s a shame that when Christie tries only partly successfully to clean up her act on so-called ethnic minorities, the adaptation chooses to omit all but one and has Miss Lemon make a racist remark about her.

There seems to be a plethora of working women or women attempting to obtain degrees. Another great mystery by the Queen of Crime!