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Hickory Dickory Dock: A Hercule Poirot Novel (original 1955; edition 2000)

by Agatha Christie

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Title:Hickory Dickory Dock: A Hercule Poirot Novel
Authors:Agatha Christie
Info:Berkley (2000), Edition: 17th THUS, Mass Market Paperback, 224 pages
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Tags:fiction, mystery, London, detective, Poirot, boarding house

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Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie (1955)

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    Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie (Porua)
    Porua: Just as Hickory Dickory Dock is set at a hostel for students, Cat among the Pigeons is set at a girls' school. Those who have enjoyed the ups and downs in the lives of the students living at the hostel in Hickory Dickory Dock, will also enjoy the atmosphere of carefree school days in Cat among the Pigeons.… (more)
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One of the first Agathat Christie books I read. Loved it!! ( )
  AmieB7 | Jan 21, 2016 |
Hercule Poirot goes to a youth hostel to investigate a series of small thefts. He quickly determines who the culprit is, she apologizes and either returns the items or makes restitution. But the next morning she is dead – an apparent suicide. Or … was it murder?

As is typical of a Poirot mystery, there are plenty of suspects what with all the students and young people living in the rooming house. The police investigate, but it will be Poirot who solves the crimes. Christie throws in a few false leads and keeps the reader guessing. The 1950s setting is a bit dated, especially the expressed attitudes towards “the coloreds.” It’s an entertaining cozy mystery, but not her best work.
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  BookConcierge | Jan 13, 2016 |
An enjoyable whodunit, although it is a shame about the racism. ( )
  cazfrancis | Nov 12, 2015 |
A hostel in London. Students of various nationalities. Petty robberies. Murder. A perfect setting for Hercule Poirot.

The mystery is thoroughly confusing and there are racist overtones. But all and all a classic Agatha Christie mystery. A 3/5 star rating. ( )
  mausergem | Sep 16, 2015 |
Poirot begins by looking into odd thefts at the student hostel run by his valued secretary Miss Lemon's sister, but the case escalates to murder. ( )
  antiquary | Nov 3, 2014 |
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Fraser, HughNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Poirot investigates a culprit who has curiously swiped a stethoscope, a tube of lipstick, and a cookbook.

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Detective Hercule Poirot decides that a purported suicide was really a murder, but before he can act more murders are committed.

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