The Clocks

The Clocks

Hercule Poirot Series, Book 34

eBook - 2004
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Sheila Webb, typist-for-hire, has arrived at 19 Wilbraham Crescent in the seaside town of Crowdean to accept a new job. What she finds is a well-dressed corpse surrounded by five clocks. Mrs. Pebmarsh, the blind owner of No. 19, denies all knowledge of ringing Sheila's secretarial agency and asking for her by name -- yet someone did. Nor does she own that many clocks. And neither woman seems to know the victim. Colin Lamb, a young intelligence specialist working a case of his own at the nearby naval yard, happens to be on the scene at the time of Sheila Webb's ghastly discovery. Lamb knows of only one man who can properly investigate a crime as bizarre and baffling as what happened inside No. 19 -- his friend and mentor, Hercule Poirot.
Publisher: 2004
ISBN: 9780061740503
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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