One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Why on earth would a successful and happy dentist commit suicide? Leave it to Hercule Poirot to drill the doctor's patients...and to as ...more
[Poirot:] “Exactly that.”
Ok, so the first victim is a dentist and my dad is a dentist... I was upset. But it was also funny because we joked about it for at least an hour.
The solution was absolutely perfect, and when I enjoy the solution I retroactively enjoy the whole book even more (bottom line: I'm a weird girl. But of course you knew that already). The central part of the story -basically, the investigation- was ...more
I didn’t grow up on a healthy dose of Agatha Christie. My poison were Austen (so cliched! But apparently childhood me wasn’t too heavy on originality) and Sidney Sheldon. I loved Sheldon’s insane roundabout, amazing adventures with exotic and hardly-believable characters. My favourite was Tracy Whitney- the international thief who pulls off the most incredible heists, sometimes with a poodle, sometimes with a mud mask. I loved them so much that that even now when friends tell me that they have n...more
So when Inspector Japp later pays Poirot a visit and informs him that he’s dentist Morley has been found dead by a shot through the head, Poirot finds himself at the surgery for the second time that day.
When another of the patients who also had visited the practice that day is found dead with an overdose of anaesthetic, it looks increasingly likely that Morley committed suicide.
But Poi ...more
This one features Dr. Morley, a grumpy denti ...more
You Are Special, Perfect You. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? You Must Remember This: The Song Is You, I See You Everywhere, As Long as I Live, Just for You, Crazy For You, You, You, You. I Love You, More Than You Know. You Are Special, Little One
You Don't Love Me Yet. Say You Love Me, Say You Need Me! You Belong To Me; You Are Mine. You Can't Win.
Don't Look Behind You, If You Could See Me Now, I Will Wait for You: Eternal Bliss, Just For You. I'm Coming to Get Y ...more
“He is no longer the wolf,” thought Poirot. “No, he has put on the sheep’s clothing. But underneath? I wonder….”
As I started reading this book I was not sure if it would be as enjoyable as many of the other Poirot stories I have read ... The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, The A.B.C. Murders, etc. It seemed to have an espionage bent but regardless Dame Agatha does not disappoint.
The story opens with Hercule Poirot doing what many of us dread. Going to the dentist. While in the waiting room he ...more
Very good Poirot story. I can just imagine Agatha going to the dentist and seeing everyone around her cringing just at the thought of what is coming next, and thinking "this is the perfect place" and 'what if...?" The result is a fiendish murder, brilliantly choreographed. She also turned certain aspects around to great effect.
Once more, Christie used nursery rhymes as inspiration and it seems, to structure her story too. Such a weird idea and yet it works extremely well.
Buckle my sh ...more
The thing is – if Hercule Poirot ever threatens to visit you, make an excuse and then flee to the other side of the world because no one is safe around that man! In this book he visits his dentist, Mr Morley, for a routine check-up. By the end of the morning, Mr Morley is dead. Later, one of his patients is found dead and another has gone missing. Let's hope Poirot didn't have a doctor's appointment that afternoon!
At first, Inspector Japp thinks Mr Morley, who was found ...more
This is probably my new second favourite Agatha Christie (after the first I ever read, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd). The twists and turns were expertly handled and although I had several guesses as to the identity of the murderer throughout, I didn't guess the ultimate conclusion. I've seen other reviewers ...more
Hercule Poirot was morbidly conscious of this fact.
He was a man who was accustomed to have a good opinion of himself. He was Hercule Poirot, superior in most ways to other men. But in this moment he was unable to feel superior in any way whatever. His morale was down to ze ...more
We then develop a bit of a mystery, more so than other Poirot tales and there's a sense the scope might be larger than the standard 'personal' tales. We have some interesting perspectives of communism and the pervading fear at change of the established British world orde ...more
I had fun with this one. Hercule Poirot is like honey to my bear, or fly, or whatever (Okay, forget this sentence), so I'm always ready for more of his books. This time the usually brave detective starts the novel in a pissy mood because he has to undergo the dentist chair. While getting his teeth worked on, he listens to his regular dentist drone on ...more
And she's impeccable when it comes to getting one out of a reading slump. She's so straightforward in her language and yet always exciting.
This is not at all one of her best novels, although I enjoyed a bit of spy intrigue and, possibly, the fate of England hinging on the capture of the culprit. I would've like to be more engaged by the suspects, but it's still a ...more
There are only a few possible suspects, most of whom were patients of the dentist. There's much to take in, a lot of red herrings, a lot of keeping track of who is who and who went where when. I can't imagine writing something like this without multiple diagrams and outlines and pictu ...more
About the author: According to Wikipedia, Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie was an English crime novelist, short story writer and playwright. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott including Giant's Bread, but she is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections that she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve around the investigative work of s ...more
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Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote 66 crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and six novels under a pseudonym in Romance. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and a billion in t ...more