The Clocks

The Clocks

Book - 2002
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Time is ticking away for a murderer in Agatha Christie's classic, The Clocks, as Hercule Poirot investigates the strange case of a corpse surrounded by numerous timepieces in a blind woman's house.

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 Poirot. But there's a murderer on the loose, and time is ticking away....

Publisher: London, UK : HarperCollins, 2002
ISBN: 9780062073815
Branch Call Number: MY CHRI
Characteristics: 384 p


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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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