Book review: Hickory Dickory Dock

Rating: 3.5/ 5

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Genre :Murder mystery

Hercule Poirot is back with his immaculate mustache and Belgian accent. In his world – order and routine reigns supreme ,so when his highly efficient assistant Ms. Lemon makes not one – but three typing errors, he takes it upon himself to bring back order.

He is called down to the students hostel at the end of Hickory Road by the sweet bubbly caretaker Ms. Hubbard (Ms. Lemon’s sister) when she finds various items  missing and  vandalized.

She assumes it to be just some cruel joke until Hercule Poirot steps in and calls it “a unique and beautiful problem.”

He takes one look at the list of bizarre and yet unseeming random list of items that were stolen and vandalized – a stethoscope, some lightbulbs, some old flannel trousers, a box of chocolates, a slashed rucksack, some boracic powder and a diamond ring .

He knows something is amiss in Dickory road. Something much bigger than petty thefts and robberies.

Hickory Dickory Dock is  a very classic detective novel with an interesting twist. A nice light read.

The storyline focuses on character buildup which I thoroughly enjoyed. The ending was mildly surprising.

I really enjoyed unique nuances of Hercule Poirot.

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