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The Clocks | [Agatha Christie]

The Clocks

As instructed, stenographer Sheila Webb let herself into the house at 19 Wilbraham Crescent. It was then that she made a grisly discovery: the body of a dead man sprawled across the living-room floor. What intrigued Poirot about the case was the time factor. Although in a state of shock, Sheila clearly remembered having heard a cuckoo clock strike 3.00. Yet, the four other clocks in the living room all showed the time as 4.13. Even more strange: only one of these clocks belonged to the owner of the house.
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As instructed, stenographer Sheila Webb let herself into the house at 19 Wilbraham Crescent. It was then that she made a grisly discovery: the body of a dead man sprawled across the living-room floor.

What intrigued Poirot about the case was the time factor. Although in a state of shock, Sheila clearly remembered having heard a cuckoo clock strike 3.00. Yet, the four other clocks in the living room all showed the time as 4.13. Even more strange: only one of these clocks belonged to the owner of the house.

©1963 Agatha Christie Limited, a Chorion Company. All rights reserved; (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, UK

What the Critics Say

"Deliberately fantastic." (Times Literary Supplement)
"A sure-fire attention-gripper naturally." (Saturday Review)
"Superlative Christie...extremely ingenious." (The Bookman)
"Here is the grand-manner detective story in all its glory." (The New York Times)

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    "Disappointing"

    The aging Hercule Poirot makes guest appearances as an armchair consultant, but since the other two detectives are quite charmless, this isn't Agatha Christie's most interesting work. Rather disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Sue
    Verwood, Dorset, United Kingdom
    7/22/08
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    "Christie does it again"

    Once again Agatha doesn't disappoint with this cracking read. I found this one a little easier to unfold as the plot went along and I did guess the end but that didn't detract from the overall enjoyment.
    Audio quality was good and the narration up to the usual expected standards.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Emma
    Herts
    2/14/12
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    "Agatha Christie at her best"

    I have recently been re-listening to Agatha Christie novels. I am especially a fan of the great Hugh Fraser reading the books. In 'The Clocks' you are left guessing until the end. I recommend this!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    callington, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Excellent book"

    This is my second audible book. I started listening since I don't have much time for reading novels. At first I was still doubtful as to whether listening a book would give the same feeling as reading a book, but after this time, I got completed attracted by it. Either because of Hugh Fraser's appealing voice, or of Agatha Christie's amazing writing, or both? I don't know. It's just as fascinating as the solid paper is.

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