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By Agatha Christie | Comments: ( 106 ) | Date: ( Mar 31, 2020 )

An outbreak of kleptomania at a student hostel was not normally the sort of crime that aroused Hercule Poirot s interest But then he saw the list of stolen and vandalized items a stethoscope, some old flannel trousers, a box of chocolates, a slashed rucksack, and a diamond ring found in a bowl of soup He congratulated the warden, Mrs Hubbard, on a unique and beautifulAn outbreak of kleptomania at a student hostel was not normally the sort of crime that aroused Hercule Poirot s interest But then he saw the list of stolen and vandalized items a stethoscope, some old flannel trousers, a box of chocolates, a slashed rucksack, and a diamond ring found in a bowl of soup He congratulated the warden, Mrs Hubbard, on a unique and beautiful problem The list made absolutely no sense at all But, reasoned Poirot, if this was merely a petty thief at work, why was everyone at the hostel so frightened

  • Title: Hickory Dickory Dock
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • ISBN: 9780007120994
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback

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Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.Agatha Christie is the best selling author of all time She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple and author of The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the history of modern theatre Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K as the youngest of three The Millers had two other children Margaret Frary Miller 1879 1950 , called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha s senior, and Louis Montant Miller 1880 1929 , called Monty, ten years older than Agatha During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison.On Christmas Eve 1914 Agatha married Archibald Christie, an aviator in the Royal Flying Corps The couple had one daughter, Rosalind Hicks They divorced in 1928, two years after Christie discovered her husband was having an affair.Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in 1920 During this marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazines.In late 1926, Agatha s husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with another woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce On 8 December 1926 the couple quarreled, and Archie Christie left their house Styles in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to spend the weekend with his mistress at Godalming, Surrey That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven days.In 1930, Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan Sir Max from 1968 after joining him in an archaeological dig Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie s death in 1976 In 1977, Mallowan married his longtime associate, Barbara Parker.Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories Christie s travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East Other novels such as And Then There Were None were set in and around Torquay, where she was born Christie s 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express was written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, the southern terminus of the railway The hotel maintains Christie s room as a memorial to the author The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence in 1938, is now in the care of the National Trust.Christie often stayed at Abney Hall in Cheshire, which was owned by her brother in law, James Watts She based at least two of her stories on the hall the short story The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, which is in the story collection of the same name, and the novel After the Funeral Abney became Agatha s greatest inspiration for country house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.During the Second World War, Christie worked in the pharmacy at University College Hospital of University College, London, where she acquired a knowledge of poisons that she put to good use in her post war crime novels To honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956 New Year Honours The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club In the 1971 New Year Honours she was promoted Dame Commande

Comments Hickory Dickory Dock

  • MwanamaliMari

    Why the hell doesn't have a galaxy (instead of just 5 stars) rating system for books that just make you go

  • Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*

    3.5 “I congratulate you on having such a unique and beautiful problem.” Again Poirot shows how clever he is, this time because his perfect secretary starts getting typing errors. It's amusing how he is half in awe of her, half in fear of her. Set in a hostel with a mixed group, this intriguing story wasn't like other mysteries by her that I've read. He's called in because of a bizarre list of items stolen, but murder comes across eventually.Set in a hostel with a mixed group, characters beco [...]

  • Jason Koivu

    A bunch of boarders, mostly students and young folk, get into a bit of mischief which turns out to be more than just a bit of mischief. Hickory Dickory Dock was published in the latter half of Agatha Christie's career. It's also one of the later Poirot books. As such, it does feel a bit more mature in the characterization and such. But what the hell do I know? I'm no Christie scholar. I've only read a few of her many books. This is yet another one that has me wanting to read more of her work.In [...]

  • BrokenTune

    Hercule Poirot frowned. "Miss Lemon," he said."Yes, M. Poirot?""There are three mistakes in this letter."His voice held incredulity. For Miss Lemon, that hideous and efficient woman, never made mistakes. She was never ill, never tired, never upset, never inaccurate. For all practical purposes, that is to say, she was not a woman at all. She was a machine - the perfect secretary. She knew everything, she coped with everything. She ran Hercule Poirot's life for him, so that it, too, functioned lik [...]

  • David Schaafsma

    “I spit upon the murder”—Mrs. Nicoletti“They are stupid about love, these girls—as if love mattered” Mrs. NicolettiHickory Dickory Dock is one of Christie’s novels with a nursery rhyme title, though there is little to no connection. There is a Mrs. Hubbard (like the one with a cupboard), but again, this is just Christie being cute. I certainly did read this half my life ago and probably enjoyed it more then than I did this time, in the context of having read the previous 29 Poirot [...]

  • Poonam

    Buddy Read with Murugesh.'I congratulate you,' he said warmly to the latter,She looked startled. 'But why, M. Poirot?''I congratulate you on having such a unique and beautiful problem.'So the book is set in a boarding house where students of different ethnicity reside and then things start to go missing. Looks like a simple case of theft among struggling students but will it turn out to be something more? Why would Poirot be interested in such a base case? But things are never as simple as we be [...]

  • Sirking

    First off I do understand the criticism aimed at this book. There are too many characters for such a short book and as such hardly any of them are fleshed out. 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). SPOILER ALERT!!!!!What made this book stand out for me though was the final revelation of the villain. I find that so many detective stories try to shock [...]

  • Laure

    The intrigue was really good - I never guessed who had done it till the end. Full marks for that!I just found the characters very stereotyped. It might have been the fact that the author was creating 'foreign' characters. They just sounded very fake to me.

  • Lotte

    Another great mystery by the Queen of Crime! :) Loved listening to this on audiobook, even though the narrator kind of sounded like he had a cold

  • Rahaf Potrosh

    جميلة كالعادة وفكرة مختلفة وعقول مختلفة عما سبق لكن النهاية كانت اسرع وابسط من توقعاتي ومن ما احب ومن ما اعتدت عليه سواء في رواياتها ولكن لا ااستطيع ان انكر بأنها شدتني وبشدة و بأنني سأستمر بقراءة المزيد و المزيد من تلك الروايات

  • محمد مختار

    أجاثا كريستي من الكتاب اللي مش عاوز أقرأ كل رواياتها على طول، بقرأ لها رواية كل كام شهر، عشان البقية الباقية مما لم أقرأه بعد تظل معي سنينوأحس إن المؤلفة لسه عايشة معانا وممكن أقرأ لها حاجة جديدة كل فترة الرواية دي بتحكي عن حوادث سرقة عادية وبسيطة تحدث في بيت للشبابأشياء غير [...]

  • Sarita

    من أفضل ما قرأت لأجاثا حتى الآن

  • huda nasir

    مرة أخرى تبهرني اجاثا كريستي بحبكتها البارعة.اركض من اجل ان اصل للنهايةاستمتعت بها كثيرا

  • Andrea

    I'm a prettying open-minded person when it comes to books being the product of their age, and don't let such things distract me from the meat of the story. That said, Hickory Dickory Dock takes some kind of special cake in prejudices against foreigners and cartoony stereotypes. Even for Agatha this is a new kind of record. Oh, Agatha you and your racism. Anyway, I am giving this story only three stars, because even the plot wasn't all that hot - organized crime in detective fiction just doesn't [...]

  • Farzane

    من دوست ندارم اشخاصی ک ب نظر تقصیرکار میان واقعا آخرش تقصیرکار باشن. همیشه توی ذهن من آدم های ساکت و بی سروصدا باید تقصیرکار بشن ولی خب همیشه این روند رعایت نمیشه. توی این کتاب از همون اول تقریبا میشد ب راحتی حدس زد کار کیه چون اون شخص هم زرنگ بود هم شرو شور دار . حیف شد :))

  • Dr. Sulaiman

    مسارات عديدة، وعقد متشابكة، في سياق شيق، وصولاً إلى حل مفاجىء كالعادة!

  • Meave

    I'd have given it one star for excessive racism AND the nursery rhyme title whose connection to the story was tenuous enough that she could've just renamed it, but she did let one "Asiatic" guy yell at all the Britons something like "You ask why is the Mau Mau? You ask why does Egypt resent the Suez Canal?" AND she lets Poirot make a nice point about how his being foreign to English people doesn't make all other non-English people familiar to him.Nonetheless: The inoffensive African guy talks al [...]

  • Obsidian

    I have had that rhyme in my head since last night. I want to smother myself to just make it stop at this point. I also somehow saw the television adaption of this story a few months ago, I now remember why I turned it off. They kept playing a slow sung ballad to the nursery rhyme throughout the entire show. So we have Poirot firmly in the 1950s in England. This is a post WWII England and now the books feel different in a way that they have not in the earlier ones. There is no more separation bet [...]

  • Guy

    Beautifully written, as are almost all of Agatha Christie's mysteries (with thus far in my reading experience the notable exception of "The Big Four" which seems as if it was written by Christie's 12-year-old nephew :-), this is however not one of her best works. The principal problems are the plethora of at times clumsily handled characters, and a crucial unexplained plot flaw.The characters first: there are a lot of them, but then the setting is a student rooming house, so this is understandab [...]

  • Moonlight Reader

    As I posted yesterday, I picked up a pair of Dame Agatha's Poirot novels over the weekend. I read and reviewed The Clocks first, which I found quite underwhelming.In my view, Hickory Dickory Dock (in spite of the moderately silly title) was a more entertaining book. 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.It is a bit of a blood bath, with two three separate murders happening during the book's time span. For a Chri [...]

  • Victoria

    Meh. This book was mostly just annoying. If I'm going to have to listen to a lot of psychological analysis, I prefer it to be delivered by Jeeves. And HOW did the title relate? Didn't like that Poirot took a back seat, either. I haven't read all that many Christies, but I wonder if I should stick to earlier ones. However, this audiobook gets 5 stars as a toddler charmer! After I finished the book, I flipped the audio to the back seat and got a couple of hours of happiness on a long drive. Good j [...]

  • ShahadAndBooks

    يبدأ الكتاب بداية هادئة من مكتب المحقق البارع بوارو المعروف بالذكاء وحل اصعب القضايا يعمل لدى المحقق سكرتيرة عملية جدًا تدعى الانسة ليمون تقدس عملها و ترتيب الملفات حد العبادة فهي لا تتغيب ولا تتأخر ابدًا مهما كانت الاسباب فلا الامطار ولا الاسقام تمنعها من اداء عملها لكن تت [...]

  • Soufia Abderrazak

    بصراحة الترجمة كارثية انا بصدد قراءة الترجمة الفرنسية و الفرق شاااااسع نصف المقاطع قد تم حذفها اما ما لم يحذف فلا يخلو من اخطاء شنيعة حتى العنوان في حد ذاته تغير و لا يخضع لاحداث الرواية فالبيت ليس للطالبات فقط بل للطلاب ايضا لا انصح بقراءة اعمال اغاثا كريستي باللغة العربي [...]

  • Vinay Talekar

    This is my 2nd Agatha Christie book this year. Not only is she a prolific writer, with many more books that I want to read, she also has a sublime knack of keeping you going and wanting for more. I was racing through the last 7 chapters because I couldn’t wait to see how Poirot solved the mystery. A complex case of missing items found in a hostel that starts off with being trivial but takes a dark turn. The ever alert Poirot actually realizes the danger the residents of the hostel are getting [...]

  • Arwen

    3/5I really enjoyed it, even though it's not the best book of this author. Also I recommend it for people who wants to start reading Agatha Christie's books :)First (mini) review in English ever I want to start doing this more often, and so sorry for mistakes that I probably had :)

  • Diana Long

    Hercule Poirot is on the case, well written and excellent enjoyable story. also listed as Hickory Dickory Dock.

  • Ely

    I think this might be one of my new favourite Christie's.

  • Rafah Aljannan

    بعمرك ما تشتري رواية مترجمة من دار نشر مو معروفة شو هي ، لانه رح تكتشف ان الرواية ناقصة مية الف حدث ومارح تفهم ولا شي

  • Edeliz

    The one where I find out Miss Lemon's first name. =)

  • Gülay Cansever

    Poirot her zamanki gibi sürekli kitap içinde yer almasa da gayet keyifliydi :)

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