Hickory Dickory Dock : Hercule Poirot

  • by Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by Hugh Fraser
  • Series: Hercule Poirot
  • 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 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?


What the Critics Say

"Poirot's return to the happy hunting grounds of detective fiction is something of an event...The thumbnail sketches of the characters are as good as ever and in spite of the over-elaborate nature of the puzzle there is plenty of entertainment." (Times Lite)


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Customer Reviews

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Lacks the characteristic Christie zing.

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Agatha Christie was always an excellent writer and this book is good a story, and it is well read by "Captain Hastings", although his French-Belgian accent could be improved. However for me as a long standing Christie fan, these more recent books are definitely not as good as those set in earlier periods. I would think that as she got older and times and morés changed, Christie was less in touch with the era, and her characters and story don't have quite the same power as those set in the pre war period.

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- Demeter

Hickory Dickory Dock

The ever rffient miss Lemming makes 3 simple errors! Poitiers finds some sterling facts about her she has a sister who is having problem's the at a youth hostel she works at can Poirot help
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- Jaye Hardy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2007
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited