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The Clocks by Agatha Christie

The Clocks (1963)

by Agatha Christie

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An interesting whodunit, but not one of Agatha Christie's best. ( )
  cazfrancis | Oct 16, 2015 |
I cheated. I had an idea of what was going on, and then couldn't stand the suspense and read the end. ( )
  jrsearcher | Feb 12, 2015 |
This was written very differently and the plot development was unique also. For starters, the narrative voice changed several times from third person to first person (and it wasn't Poirot as first person either). I thought at first this might create problems like with time jumping but after a few chapters the transitions felt familiar and smooth. Secondly, Poirot never set foot on the crime scenes and he never spoke to any of the suspects. From what I've read, this is the only time Christie employed this tactic and it was mostly to show that it was possible for the Belgian detective to accomplish such a feat. As per usual, I thought I had the whole thing figured out only to discover that it was all a pile-up of red herrings and I'd been duped again. Oh, Agatha! ( )
1 vote AliceaP | Nov 3, 2014 |
A dead man is found in a room in a house where he is not known, with four clocks (none of which belong to the house) ll stopped but set to one time. The man turns out to be a minor con man who preyed on women with pretended offers of marriage. He is identified by his former real wife, a minor actress --a type who appears I other Christie novels, vulgar but good-hearted. Poirot is brought into the case relatively late. ( )
  antiquary | Oct 23, 2014 |
A great read with lots of twists and turns and characters with dark secrets. ( )
  rosiezbanks | Jul 9, 2014 |
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The little Belgian detective Hercule Poirot has a problem - four clocks, all set at 4:13 and left at the scene of a murder. The witnesses are a blind woman, a young secretary, and an innocent passerby,
Poirot must solve this case in time, before another life is lost.
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The Queen of Crime clocks in with a classic of untimely demise.

At her new job, Sheila Webb finds a corpse surrounded by five clocks, each set to a different time. Fortunately, Hercule Poirot has nothing but time to piece together one of his most puzzling cases.

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Hercule Poirot, the relentless Belgian detective, investigates when a body is found in Miss Millicent Pebmarsh's sitting room with four strange clocks set at 4:13.

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