HemGrupperDiskuteraMerTidsandan
Denna webbplats använder kakor för att fungera optimalt, analysera användarbeteende och för att visa reklam (om du inte är inloggad). Genom att använda LibraryThing intygar du att du har läst och förstått våra Regler och integritetspolicy. All användning av denna webbplats lyder under dessa regler.
Hide this

Resultat från Google Book Search

Klicka på en bild för att gå till Google Book Search.

Hickory dickory dock av Agatha Christie
Laddar...

Hickory dickory dock

av Agatha Christie

Serier: Hercule Poirot (29)

MedlemmarRecensionerPopularitetGenomsnittligt betygOmnämnanden
2,535404,181 (3.56)57
There's more than petty theft going on in a London youth hostel... An outbreak of kleptomania at a student hostel was not normally the sort of crime that aroused Hercule Poirot's interest. But when he saw the list of stolen and vandalized items - including a stethoscope, some old flannel trousers, a box of chocolates, a slashed rucksack and a diamond ring found in a bowl of soup - he congratulated the warden, Mrs Hubbard, on a 'unique and beautiful problem'. The list made absolutely no sense at all. But, reasoned Poirot, if this was merely a petty thief at work, why was everyone at the hostel so frightened?… (mer)
Medlem:Bob_In_Trouble
Titel:Hickory dickory dock
Författare:Agatha Christie
Info:London : Planet Three Publishing Network.
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:
Taggar:Ingen/inga

Verkdetaljer

Mord klockan fem? av Agatha Christie

  1. 40
    Katt bland duvor av Agatha Christie (Porua)
    Porua: Just as Hickory Dickory Dock is set at a hostel for students, Cat among the Pigeons is set at a girls' school. Those who have enjoyed the ups and downs in the lives of the students living at the hostel in Hickory Dickory Dock, will also enjoy the atmosphere of carefree school days in Cat among the Pigeons.… (mer)
Laddar...

Gå med i LibraryThing för att få reda på om du skulle tycka om den här boken.

Det finns inga diskussioner på LibraryThing om den här boken.

» Se även 57 omnämnanden

engelska (33)  nederländska (2)  spanska (1)  aragonsk spanska (1)  danska (1)  tyska (1)  Alla språk (39)
Visa 1-5 av 39 (nästa | visa alla)
In which a rash of petty thefts at a student hostel mask greater crimes…

"Hickory Dickory Dock" is by no means a masterpiece, falling squarely into that camp of run-of-the mill Christie stories that she churned out during the middle of her career. The good: a thorough characterisation of Poirot himself (one of only a few novels in which Miss Lemon actually appears; she’s primarily confined to the short stories); an overly healthy dose of misdirection; and, most importantly, a cast of characters in which all of them seem like viable suspects.

The negatives: it’s one of those forcibly contrived novels in which a variety of criminals and people in disguise inhabit the same space; the eponymous nursery rhyme bears even less sense than usual (a painful element taken to extremes in the Suchet adaptation); and things feel far more routine than usual. The Suchet adaptation, similarly, plays well enough and holds the interest, but can’t help but feel like a by-the-numbers ‘murder mystery’, not aided by one of those “twenty years ago” opening scenes that lead the mind – consciously or otherwise – toward the denouement before it should arrive there.

Suitable for Christie fans, but probably not an eye-catcher for novices. The U.S. title became "Hickory Dickory Death", furthering my theory that the publishers just wanted a pulpy title for every release. The Italian title, moreover, was "Poirot si annoia", or "Poirot is Bored". I’m not surprised.

Poirot ranking: 28th out of 38 ( )
  therebelprince | Nov 15, 2020 |
This story finds Hercule Pairot helping out the sister of his receptionist, mostly so the woman will stop worring and concerate on her work. The setting, a boarding house full of college kids that the sister oversees, is one both a cleaver sort of hot house and, to her credit, has an international cast of students and at least touches on the political concerns of the time. The ending, though, seems to come on a bit quickly and there is no great scene of them confronting the murderer. Still, an interesting effort ( )
  Colleen5096 | Oct 29, 2020 |
I have had that rhyme in my head since last night. I want to smother myself to just make it stop at this point.

I also somehow saw the television adaption of this story a few months ago, I now remember why I turned it off. They kept playing a slow sung ballad to the nursery rhyme throughout the entire show.

So we have Poirot firmly in the 1950s in England. This is a post WWII England and now the books feel different in a way that they have not in the earlier ones. There is no more separation between the upper and lower classes like there were in the earlier books. I am thinking at this point Poirot has to be well into his 60s or 70s. In the earlier books he was supposed to be retired and I think was around his late 40s so it has been about 20 years since most of his earlier cases.

In this new England we now have "blacks" in England and co-ed housing. We don't have characters saying monstrous things about people from other races. Although we do get a bit of them patting those of other races on the heads a bit and calling them pets or perfectly lovely.

We also get more women being independent and not running off to be married. In past stories Agatha Christie seemed to be down on women after WWII who tried to shrug off typical gender roles (see Taken at the Flood and After the Funeral) and now she seems to be okay with it in this book.

In this story alone we deal with several young single women and even Ms. Lemon's widowed sister who though she doesn't need the income, likes to work in order to still feel useful. There seems to be a plethora of working women or women attempting to obtain degrees. There was a little romance included in this book and I did like the handling of it, FYI the woman was take charge and even asked someone to be her soon to be husband's best man.

What I would consider the main characters are of course Hercule Poirot, Miss Lemon, and Miss Lemon's sister Mrs. Hubbard.

The secondary characters are the young men and women who live at the hostel. I can say that I was astounded by the number of characters from different backgrounds that Ms. Christie included in this book.

We have Ahmed Ali (an Egyptian student), Akibombo (West African student), Celia Austin (chemist that works in a hospital), Len Bateson (studying medicine and surgery), Nigel Chapman (student), Sally Finch (an American who is in England studying), Rene Helle (French student, Valerie Hobhouse (co-owner of a beauty parlor), Elizabeth Johnston (Jamaican student), Chandra Lal (Indian student) Patricia Lane (student), Genevieve Maricaud (French student), Colin McNabb (student), Gopal Ram (Indian student), and Jean Tomlinson (does physical therapy at the local hospital).

Another character that is included is the owner of the hostel, Mrs. Mrs Christina Nicoletis who I swear come straight out of central casting with some of the students above with how they are portrayed in this book.

I was surprised by how funny this book was in parts. I mean you don't think that someone stealing things would be a hoot, but I think reading about Poirot's reactions to Miss Lemon making mistakes, the way Miss Lemon's brain works, and the students not disgust, but general oh here is a weird old man manner towards Poirot was funny.

I did find that the whole why behind the murders in this book seemed a bit too far fetched. Though I did like the initial parts of the book with Poirot being flabbergasted that Miss Lemon has made mistakes in his letters. This and his own boredom is why he gets involved with the goings on at the hostel.

I can say that I did find Poirot a little smarter in this one. I am still floored by how dumb the ending was and the reason why he figured out who dun it in After the Funeral. However, after that ending I realize that any book would be a marked improvement.

And of course I am going to say that Ms. Christie used just enough of Poirot in this one to make the book good. I don't really care for the books when he comes in at the halfway point, or when we stay with another character the whole way through with their musings about Poirot and the case. After a while it just felt like lazy storytelling.

In the end the resolution to the case was not a simple explanation and I was totally off base. Though I do agree with what one person said about how the the murders may have been prevented if something had been done regarding the murderer earlier on.

I am now curious how the series ends since it seems that the last couple of books have barely been interesting. I have six more Poirot books to go! ( )
  ObsidianBlue | Jul 1, 2020 |
I found this in my area's newly-reopened Little Free Library. It'll be going back there as soon as I muster the nous to go out onto the boardwalk *early* in the morning when it's not crowded with unmasked future plague victims.

This entry into Dame Agatha's nursery-rhyme titled mysteries (eg, A Pocket Full of Rye; One, Two, Buckle My Shoe) is only mildly related to the rhyme in question...the action centers on Hickory Street...and it's also a Poirot-lite tale. It does, unusually, feature Miss Lemon (the Ubersecretary with Major Filing Chops), previously only seen in short stories. Her family connection to the Hickory Street Ménage, the ickily-title Warden of the boarders being her sister, is the only entrée Poirot has to the case. In fact, it seems like an absurdly minor matter for Poirot to do more than merely acknowledge with a wintry little smile as Miss Lemon hands him her typo-riddled assignment.

Miss Lemon? Typos?!

And thus is Poirot engaged in what seems to be, but isn't, a wildly inappropriate chase after the thief of some boracic powder, a stethoscope, and some random weirdness like a single shoe. This is 1955's Dame Agatha, so there are quite a lot of baroque connections among the various players. Many of them, comme d'habitude, are ridiculously overdone...one boarder is a murder victim's unacknowledged child, oh really now!...but they serve to distract from the weird and fraught central relationship of killer and crime.

At the end, I was diverted, amused, and irritated in equal measures by the resolution. A corking Dame Agatha experience? Mm...on balance no, but made me seek out the forty-years-newer TV adaptation. ( )
  richardderus | Jun 9, 2020 |
Hickory Dickory Death (1955) (Poirot # 32) by Agatha Christie. Three simple mistakes in the typewritten letter that Miss Lemon has handed to Poirot leads to smuggling, theft and murder. Miss Lemon’s sister sees to the welfare of the dozen or more denizens of the hostel owned by Mrs. Nicoletis. As Miss Lemon is frazzled by the problems that her sister has talked to her about, Poirot decides to investigate so Miss Lemon may quickly become her normal, perfect self.
There has been a series of small thefts at the hostel and the thief is quickly uncovered. But the thief admits to only taking about half of the items. Green ink, a stethoscope, light bulbs, boracic powder and a rucksack that was in turn cut apart were not on the list. Someone else has been using the first thefts to cover for the others. The question is why. But the day after this initial set of revelations appear, the confessor is found dead of morphine poisoning.
Inspector Sharpe is called in to lead us along the path of red herrings, and there is a fish market full of them. The students begin acting in a fashion that draws attention to each and even Mrs. Nicoletis is acting in a strange manner. The morphine was stolen as part of a bet from the hospital where the med student works, but it was in turn stolen from him.
And soon after another of the residents is killed Poirot discovers the secret of the rucksack and how it was used in a smuggling operation. The diamond ring that was stolen, and the zircon replica that replaced the stone, is also revealed.
There are a series of minor confessions, false passports come forward, the ease with which all the students “borrow” from one another leads to revelations and reprisals, and at last Poirot solves the entire mystery in his usual adroit fashion.
Not the best of the Poirot books but so chock full of personalities, misleading clues, coincidence and murder that it is a through;y enjoyable read. Poirot does a favor for Miss Lemon and he is rewarded with a “unique and beautiful problem”, just his meat and potatoes, so to speak. ( )
  TomDonaghey | May 16, 2020 |
Visa 1-5 av 39 (nästa | visa alla)
inga recensioner | lägg till en recension

» Lägg till fler författare (4 möjliga)

Författarens namnRollTyp av författareVerk?Status
Christie, Agathaprimär författarealla utgåvorbekräftat
Adams, TomIllustratörmedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Alves, IsabelÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Ambros, AleksandraÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Beckman, PerOmslagmedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Bergström, SvenÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Brautigam,DonOmslagmedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Eckardt, HansFörfattaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Ehlers, JürgenÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Fraser, HughBerättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Freitas, Lima deOmslagsformgivaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Griffini, Grazia MariaÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Παπαδημητρ… ΆνναÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Kelfkens, KeesOmslagsformgivaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
la Cour, TageÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Laurel, FaithOmslagsformgivaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Le Houbie, MichielÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Mendel,Jean-MarcÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Pennanen, EilaÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Pinto, Ivan NeryÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Riambau, EstebanÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Rodrigues, Fernanda PintoÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Schwarz, Martin MariaBerättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Seeberg, Axel S.Översättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Tincani, MagdaÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
van de Berg, AlbertFotografmedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
van Kasteren, LambertOmslagsformgivaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Vreeland, MyraÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat

Ingår i serien

Ingår i förlagsserien

Gli Oscar Mondadori (Gialli, 26)
SaPo (22)
Du måste logga in för att ändra Allmänna fakta.
Mer hjälp finns på hjälpsidan för Allmänna fakta.
Vedertagen titel
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Originaltitel
Alternativa titlar
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Första utgivningsdatum
Personer/gestalter
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Viktiga platser
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Viktiga händelser
Relaterade filmer
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Priser och utmärkelser
Motto
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Hickory dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down
Hickory dickory dock.

Traditional, 1744
Dedikation
Inledande ord
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Hercule Poirot frowned.
Citat
Avslutande ord
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Särskiljningsnotis
Förlagets redaktörer
Information från den norska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
På baksidan citeras
Ursprungsspråk
Kanonisk DDC/MDS

Hänvisningar till detta verk hos externa resurser.

Wikipedia på engelska (1)

There's more than petty theft going on in a London youth hostel... An outbreak of kleptomania at a student hostel was not normally the sort of crime that aroused Hercule Poirot's interest. But when he saw the list of stolen and vandalized items - including a stethoscope, some old flannel trousers, a box of chocolates, a slashed rucksack and a diamond ring found in a bowl of soup - he congratulated the warden, Mrs Hubbard, on a 'unique and beautiful problem'. The list made absolutely no sense at all. But, reasoned Poirot, if this was merely a petty thief at work, why was everyone at the hostel so frightened?

Inga biblioteksbeskrivningar kunde hittas.

Bokbeskrivning
Haiku-sammanfattning

Snabblänkar

Populära omslag

Betyg

Medelbetyg: (3.56)
0.5 1
1 4
1.5 1
2 26
2.5 6
3 160
3.5 40
4 161
4.5 11
5 52

Är det här du?

Bli LibraryThing-författare.

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Sekretess/Villkor | Hjälp/Vanliga frågor | Blogg | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterlämnade bibliotek | Förhandsrecensenter | Allmänna fakta | 154,498,086 böcker! | Topplisten: Alltid synlig