Fraser, who played Captain Hastings, the sidekick for arch Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in the PBS Mysteryseries, now performs the entire cast in Christie's 1955 mystery. Fraser's Poirot is derivative of the stellar performance of the series' star, David Suchet; nevertheless, Fraser gives Christie's work his own imprimatur. Poirot is absent much of the time in this tale of kleptomania, malice and murder set at a boarding house for students. Add to the mix a number of students from England, a temperamental Greek landlady and an Italian house staff, and one must conclude that Fraser is some sort of magician to keep all the players sorted out as they converge in the common room. Not to be missed among the clamoring voices is Christie's narrative, from which Fraser manages to wring every wry drop. The producers at the Mystery Masters division of the Audio Partners were smart to hire Fraser to record this classic, and listeners will find it a delightful romp that passes all too quickly. (Dec.)Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
Hickory Dickory Dock (Hercule Poirot Series)by Agatha Christie
What kind of thief would swipe a stethoscope, a tube of lipstick, and a cookbook? What kind of detective could find out why? Only a brilliant one like Hercule Poirot. See more details below
What kind of thief would swipe a stethoscope, a tube of lipstick, and a cookbook? What kind of detective could find out why? Only a brilliant one like Hercule Poirot.
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