Book Review: The Clocks by Agatha Christie


Published in 1963

Book 34 to feature Hercule Poirot

Pages: 221

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Sypnosis From Goodreads:

When a young secretary, Sheila Webb, is sent to the home of a blind woman on an errand, she is horrified to discover a dead man behind the couch, surrounded by four clocks that have all been stopped at 4:13. 

The owner arrives home and denies that the clocks belong to her, the deceased’s business card turns out to be a fraud, and a woman shows up claiming to be the dead man’s wife. 
There is only one man who can unravel this complicated case: Hercule Poirot.
My thoughts:

Okay, so when I started reading this I was instantly puzzled. The characters were sending me all kinds of riddles, for I didn’t know who to trust or who was genuine. What a brilliant array of characters, all adding something different to the story! 

The mystery was real, throughout. Often I’m able to put pieces together in Dame Agatha’s books and from time to time I’ve been able to guess the killer, or killers, but that didn’t happen here! It’s funny how I was suspecting everyone except who the killers were! Yes, minor spoiler, there’s more than one! And that definitely made for a wow factor twist!

Agatha Christie is one of my favourite authors, all her books that I’ve read so far are most definitely 5 star reads! This is no exception! It was a fabulous, intriguing mystery and their wasn’t anything I could fault about this writing! 

Although when I did read this and get halfway through, I did wonder when Poirot was going to appear, seen as this was a Poirot mystery. But he entered right when he needed to and definitely put his grey cells to good use when the time was necessary! 

And that concludes my review, til next time, Happy Reading,

Brooklyn πŸ™‚ 

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