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Publisher's Summary

The dentist was found with a blackened hole below his right temple. A pistol lay on the floor near his out flung right hand. Later, one of his patients was found dead from a lethal dose of local anaesthetic. A clear case of murder and suicide. But why would a dentist commit a crime in the middle of a busy day of appointments?

A shoe buckle holds the key to the mystery. Now - in the words of the rhyme - can Poirot pick up the sticks and lay them straight?

This title was previously published as The Patriotic Murders and An Overdose of Death.

©1940 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers

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Does Agatha ever disappoint?

My listening habits have fallen into a pattern - an intense fantasy novel then an Agatha Christie to take a break. The reason: her novels are both charming and easy to read.
Like all of her novels this one keeps you guessing, I solved part of this one but couldn't connect the dots as well as our Poirot.

This one like 'And then there were none' follows the pattern of a poem. This one being 'one, two buckle my shoe.' Its little details like these that have made me fall in love with the author.

If you are not familiar with Christie this would be a good novel to start. Her books are not graphic or violent like many modern mysteries/thrillers, but have intricate plots and characters that keep you intrigued.For this reason I'd recommend this one.

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Love my Christie!

Of Course I adore Hugh Frazier's reading. My discovery of lesser famous Christie stories through Audible is like finding special gems.

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Great

I am trying to read all the Poirots and this one was one I had missed, wow was I glad that I caught up with it now. Everything came together on this book I really enjoyed the complexities of the plot This is definitely one of my top Poirots.

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One of Christie's Best

I think this is one of the lesser known of the Hercule Poirot stories, but that's a shame. It has a nice twist and a good cast of characters. It's one of my favorites, and Fraser does a nice job reading it. He played Hastings, Poirot's sidekick, for many years and sometimes a little Hastings does slip in, but overall it's quite good and most of the time his Poirot sounds just like David Suchet's famous portrayal. But please enjoy the story for its own sake because it is very good.

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What did you love best about One, Two, Buckle My Shoe?

The way the narrator directs and leads you thru the plot.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Poirot and the strength of his character.

Which scene was your favorite?

The steps of solving the crime

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes; exciting and enjoyable

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Excellently constructed

The themes in this excellently planned & written Agatha Christie mystery as still as pertinent today as when it was first published.

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Fits together marvelously

This is one of the best books in the series. The way she fits everything together, not only at the end, but also along the way to the words in the nursery rhyme is incredibly well done!

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Another Excellent Poirot!

This is another excellent Poirot mystery, masterfully written by Agatha Christie and expertly preformed by Hugh Fraser. Excellent in every way! Highly recommend!

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plot twist you'll never see coming. <br />

overall all another awesome mystery by the mistress of who dunnit's. great listen overall .

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Hugh Fraser's narration is superb

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Excellent narration by Hugh Fraser, as always. This is not one of my favorite Christie stories. It starts jumping between a lot of characters which is hard to keep track of. The overall plot was just not as interesting as other Christie book.s

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