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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Mrs Christina Nicoletis who I swear come straight out of central casting with some of the students above with how they are portrayed in this book. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Stylescame out in Hickory Dickory Dock 12 Feb 7. August – Hickory Dickory Dock. 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.

Lemon’s widowed sister who though she doesn’t need the income, likes to work in order to still feel useful. Frequently Asked Questions Q: The ending is pretty twisty though, and sort of redeems the dragged out middle. This is a post WWII England and now the books feel atatha in a way that they have not in the earlier ones. Trivia Although Agatha Christie ‘s original story took place hickroy the s, the setting is moved to the s for continuity reasons. I just found the characters very stereotyped.


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

I have six more Poirot books to go! I’m no Christie scholar. They just sounded very fake to me.

I was surprised by how funny this book was in parts. He killed Mrs Nicoletis because she was sure to give the smuggling operation away under pressure, and killed Patricia because she was likely to draw his father’s attention to chrristie recent events, as she was on the verge of writing a letter to him in the hope of reconciling him with his son before his death.

It seems that the diamond had been replaced agztha a zircon and that only Valerie could place it in the dish of soup; Poirot accuses her of having stolen the diamond. But really the most memorable scene in the book probably goes to one of the characters and her tirade against the British police calling them “pigs” and referring to them as the Gestapo, only to have her collection of brandy bottles revealed.

We also get to see her watching the jewels being removed from the rucksack and then we see them handed over dcok Mrs Nicoletis. You can follow my reviews at https: We have an array of international students in co-ed housing, including an Indian, African, Jamaican, Hidkory, and so on.

She is killed by drinking poisoned brandy.

Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie

She was never ill, never tired, never upset, never inaccurate. Agatha Christie novelAnthony Horowitz dramatized by. In this 32nd book in the Hercule Poirot series, the detective investigates mysterious occurrences at a rooming house. As far as the female students, I have been struck throughout this series by how the younger characters feel almost like they would fit into today’s society or something close to it.


Though I did like the initial parts of the book with Poirot being flabbergasted that Miss Lemon has made mistakes in his letters. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

There is no more separation between the upper and lower classes like there were in the earlier books. So it came as quite a refreshing surprise to me when Nigel Chapman, the person everyone suspected most, actually turned out to be the villain! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Refresh and try again. She knew everything, she coped with everything.

Quotes from Hickory Dickory Dock. The story is set in in London and Miss Lemon is worried about her sister and the strange goings on at the hostel where her sister works: Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven days.

So we have Poirot firmly in the s in England. There is a Mrs. The items involved seem random – a diamond ring, a scarf, a backpack, light bulbs, eye wash, etc. Why would Poirot be interested in such a base case? Poirot’s solution of the petty thefts is unsubtle dickorry effective: