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The Clocks (The Agatha Christie Mystery Collection) (original 1963; edition 1989)

by Agatha Christie (Author)

Series: Hercule Poirot (34)

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A typist uncovers a man's body from behind the sofa... As instructed, stenographer Sheila Webb let herself into the house at 19 Wilbraham Crescent. It was then that she made a grisly discovery: the body of a dead man sprawled across the living room floor. What intrigued Poirot about the case was the time factor. Although in a state of shock, Sheila clearly remembered having heard a cuckoo clock strike three o'clock. Yet, the four other clocks in the living room all showed the time as 4.13. Even more strangely, only one of these clocks belonged to the owner of the house...… (more)
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Not my favorite, too many coincidences.
  TheFictionAddiction | May 8, 2022 |
4/8/22
  laplantelibrary | Apr 8, 2022 |
If you consider the last two chapters alone(28 & 29)where the plot unravels,the book is a masterpiece of investigation and story telling like any other agatha christie book but to read through the first chapters of the book is tiresome and boring.If i were to read the book again i might like it.the suspense and plot are the interesting parts in the book. ( )
  Linnabraham | Jan 6, 2022 |
The afternoon of the 9th of September was exactly like any other afternoon. None of those who were to be concerned in the events of that day could lay claim to having had a premonition of disaster. (With the exception, that is, of Mrs. Packer of 47 Wilbraham Crescent, who specialized in premonitions, and who always described at great length afterwards the peculiar forebodings and tremors that had beset her. But Mrs. Packer at No. 47, was so far away from No. 19, and so little concerned with the happenings there, that it seemed unnecessary for her to have had a premonition at all).
  taurus27 | Jan 3, 2022 |
Inspector Poirot has his work cut out for him when Sheila Webb, a young nurse, finds a dead man behind the couch surrounded by four clocks, each reading 4:13.
  BLTSbraille | Oct 28, 2021 |
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Christie, Agathaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, TomCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bailey, RobinNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baudou, JacquesIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bockenheim, KrystynaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Carones, MomaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
de Groot-d'Ailly, A.E.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Freitas, Lima deCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Harvey, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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with happy memories of delicious food at the Caprice
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A typist uncovers a man's body from behind the sofa... As instructed, stenographer Sheila Webb let herself into the house at 19 Wilbraham Crescent. It was then that she made a grisly discovery: the body of a dead man sprawled across the living room floor. What intrigued Poirot about the case was the time factor. Although in a state of shock, Sheila clearly remembered having heard a cuckoo clock strike three o'clock. Yet, the four other clocks in the living room all showed the time as 4.13. Even more strangely, only one of these clocks belonged to the owner of the house...

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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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tick tock who is dead
neighborhood of prime suspects
red herrings to boot
(hardboiled)

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