The Clocks

The Clocks

Paperback - 2002
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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...

Publisher: London : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2002, c1963.
Edition: Agatha Christie signature ed. --
ISBN: 9780007121090
0007121091
Branch Call Number: FIC Chris
Characteristics: 384 p.

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talf
Jul 23, 2016

I love Agatha Christie mysteries. I give this 3 stars in relation to her others. I got the impression that her editors had to cobble this one together from a rambling manuscript. Some of her other later novels are even worse.

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s390325
May 13, 2016

Interesting, couldn't predict who the murderer was. The near constant back and forth between Poirot, Colin Lamb, and the investigator plus the constant return to the neighborhood of the crime and endless re-interviewing neighbors felt like going in circles and detracted from my enjoyment of the mystery.

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newfieshawn
Nov 24, 2014

excellent book really had me guessing who the killer was and who the first victim was even the motives got u guessing

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emisaghi
Nov 04, 2014

Like the other books of Agatha Christie, this is also a very good must read book for mystery and detective story lovers! I enjoyed reading this book.

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221b_GreenPanda
Jan 24, 2013

As with most of the Poirot novels, you start out the book learning about the characters, and it is not usually until halfway through the book that you actually read about a murder. All in all this book is a good work, but not as good as some of the other Poirot books.

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unix2000z
Jan 26, 2012

Another great read from the queen of mystery. This is one of those Poirot novels where he is minimally involved, and most of the sleuthing is left to a policeman friend of Poirot's.
It opens with a great setup: a corpse and several mysterious clocks. No one knows who the murder victim is or where the clocks came from. They are all just there, in some poor woman's sitting room! A lot of fun follows. Enjoy!

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