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One Two Buckle My Shoe [Mass Market Paperback]

Agatha Christie
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March 2 2004 Hercule Poirot Mysteries (Book 22)
A dentist's suspicious death leads Poirot to drill the good doctor's patients, partners, lovers, and friends.

"A real Agatha Christie thriller...A swift course in unflagging suspense that leads to a complete surprise." (New York Times)

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This is major Christie. -- New York Herald Tribune

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Even the great detective Hercule Poirot harbored a deep and abiding fear of the dentist, so it was with some trepidation that he arrived at the celebrated Dr. Morley’s surgery for a dental examination. But what neither of them knew was that only hours later Poirot would be back to examine the dentist, found dead in his own surgery.

Turning to the other patients for answers, Poirot finds other, darker, questions.…

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Complicated !! Aug. 18 2002
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I enjoyed this book which i read in a day of travel - certainly made time go by unnoticed !!
The story begins with the 'murder' of the dentist of Hercule Poirot (soon after Poirot visits him), with apparently no motive whatsoever. Apparent motive soon arrives in form of 'suicide' to avoid loss of face after professional bungling.
Poirot undertakes to find out the truth. Pretty soon, posible motives and suspects begins piling up, and it all gets very complicated.
Unlike most of Agatha Christie's stories, this could've had several possible conclusions, even if 'read backwards' - which means the ending, though easy to guess, is almost impossible to deduce.
This means that the (highly interesting) journey through the book doesn't have a very satisfying conclusion.
However, it's very well written and i read it in no time at all - recommended !!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but Ultimately a Bit Disappointing April 8 2002
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Agatha Christie's ONE, TWO, BUCKLE MY SHOE begins with considerable interest: it finds the usually unflappable Hercule Poirot unnerved by the necessity of a visit to the dentist! But no sooner does Poirot walk out of the office than death walks in--and the result is a complicated tale of possible suicide, certain murder, missing suspects, and political intrigue.
Christie is always at her best when working a tightly structured plot, but although enjoyable (how can you resist Poirot at the dentist?) SHOE is not among her best efforts. The novel begins as very tightly-plotted, then suddenly flies in a dozen different directions at midpoint. Christie has considerable difficulty recapturing the different strands for her conclusion--and for once her solution fails to impress. Worth reading, certainly, but old fans and newcomers alike may be a bit disappointed with the end result.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Strong in flavour, weak in essence Jan. 2 2002
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When Poirot's dentist turned up shot in the head less within hours of treating the Belgian detective, Poirot was not satisfied with the apparent lack of motive, and got even more curious when the motive was helpfully provided later in the form of another patient of the dentist dying of malpractice.
Amidst the array of witnesses; those who had been present on the scene at some time or other on the same day, Poirot tried to piece together a puzzling picture; who was, or is, the intended victim ? How were the persons of Blunt, a most influential figure in the world of British finance who remained largely in the background ? Or the rebellious Raikes who was in love with the niece of Blunt ? Or the retired civil servant Barnes ? Or the mysterious missionary lady Seale who inexplicable went missing soon after?
Red herrings abound in this story, with numerous twists and turns. The time interval was long, with weeks or more passing between chapters, making one marvel at how Poirot managed to keep the right focus on the murder even though he must have attended to numerous other affairs in the meantime.
Unhappily, when all was revealed, what the book lacked was a credible motive for the murder of the dentist. Given the resources available to and the intellect of the culprit, the killing seemed most unnecessary.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Confusing Aug. 29 2001
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The plot was too twisted. There were too many people to keep track of and I was confused halfway through. This usually does not happen with her mysteries. I'm not sure if this was intentional or just how it turned out. I don't think she knew who to make the culprit till the end. Maybe persons with more complex thought processes will enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pistols, Poison, and Politics July 15 2001
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Hercule Poirot's dentist is found dead of a gunshot wound to the head. The police call it suicide, but Poirot is not convinced. The dentist's death is followed closely by the deaths of two of his patients, and Poirot undertakes to solve the mystery. Is it possible that these three deaths were merely "collateral damage" in a campaign to eliminate an influential financier, another of the dentist's patients? Two suspects immediately present themselves for consideration: the worthless ne'er-do-well boyfriend of the dental assistant and the left-wing radical boyfriend of the financier's niece. Both appear to have had ample motive, means, and opportunity to kill either the financier or the dentist. Poirot solves the mystery in exemplary fashion, but exposing the killer gives him no great pleasure. To find out why, you must read the book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant Feb. 19 1999
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Hercule Poirot is not bound to the armchair in this one! The story is twisted, and thoroughly enjoyable. Just when you think you have it, the tables are turned. As usual Poirot explains it for all to see at the end, but the facts are not as clear as in most of Christie's other books and this is evident in his having moments of self-doubt, which is a bit uncharacteristic and gives the whole affair a bit of an unusual flair. He actually guesses at one point, a tactic normally as foreign to H. Poirot as to Mr. Spock!
The hint: remember the bloodstains on the carpet!
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic!!! Dec 3 1998
By A Customer
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This book was the best Agatha Christie book I have ever read. The plot went from a simple, classic murder case to a twisting, complicated, interested situation that made you unable to put the book down! It was very cleverly done---how one thing led to another---things you'd never expect. This book was an overall very well done.
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