The Clocks: A Hercule Poirot Mystery Paperback – Jun 14 2011
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“Hercule Poirot is one of those rare fictional characters who came to shape my thinking as both a lawyer and a crime novelist.” (James Grippando, New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Swyteck Novels)
“Here is the grand-manner detective story in all its glory.” (New York Times Book Review)
“Christie addicts will cherish this book. Total absorption is guaranteed.” (Sunday Times (London))
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Sheila Webb expected to find a respectable blind lady waiting for her at 19 Wilbraham Crescent—not the body of a middle-aged man sprawled across the living room floor. But when old Miss Pebmarsh denies sending for her in the first place, or of owning all the clocks that surround the body, it’s clear that they are going to need a very good detective.
“This crime is so complicated that it must be quite simple,” declares Hercule Poirot. But there’s a murderer on the loose, and time is ticking away.…See all Product Description
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The Clocks is a story that has two main plots, and the one has absolutely nothing to do with the other. But they were connected in a way when a young typist finds a dead body in a livingroom of a blind woman. From there it's red herring all the way. But bits of real clues emerge when Mr Lamb (a fake name) talks to a girl with a broken leg.
Poirot only comes in now and then but became more interested when another murder occurs, while Lamb becomes Poirot's legs, ears and eyes. Oh yes, there are clues aplenty, but a broken high heel has never been this important as a clue.
Christie delivers this story with delightful take that neither too wordy nor too lengthy. This is another often neglected classic Christie, so get it.