One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (Hercule Poirot Series)

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (Hercule Poirot Series)

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by Agatha Christie

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A dentist's suspicious death leads Poirot to drill the good doctor's patients, partners, lovers, and friends.


A dentist's suspicious death leads Poirot to drill the good doctor's patients, partners, lovers, and friends.

Editorial Reviews

New York Herald Tribune
This is major Christie.
Library Journal
The Secret of Chimneys (1925), Christie's third novel, comes from the period when romance was almost as important to her as crime. Each of the guests at Chimneys, a country estate, is suspected of the murder of a foreign nobleman. Two of the accused, a young widowed aristocrat and a young man of seemingly dubious background, find themselves falling in love as they join forces to solve the case. Blackmail, a politician's memoirs, and a notorious thief, are mixed expertly into the highly entertaining plot. A French detective and a no-nonsense English cop seem to be prototypes for Hercule Poirot and Inspector Japp, who look into the puzzling death of Hercule's dentist in One, Two, Buckle My Shoe, from 1940. Hercule must solve the crime while preventing further deaths, with prominent financier Alistair Blunt a much-threatened target. As wonderful as Hugh Fraser is as Captain Hastings in the television adaptations of the Poirot tales, he is even better as the reader of both novels. Highly recommended for popular collections.-Michael Adams, CUNY Graduate Ctr. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
New York Times
"A swift course of unflagging suspense leads to a complete surprise."

Product Details

Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
Hercule Poirot Series, #22
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Product dimensions:
4.26(w) x 6.82(h) x 0.70(d)
700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in one hundred foreign countries. She is the author of eighty novels and short-story collections, nineteen plays, and six novels under the name Mary Westmacott. She died in 1976.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 15, 1890
Date of Death:
January 12, 1976
Place of Birth:
Torquay, Devon, England
Home schooling

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One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (Hercule Poirot Series) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
MysteryChristieluv More than 1 year ago
Agatha on top form The Queen of crime never lets me down. I Read this nice cosy little murder mystery about a dentist. Poor Poirot, he doesn't like the dentists. I really enjoyed.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Morley did not have a reson to kill himself and poirot believes that since he just saw the man that morning.He suspects the dr. may have been murdered but by who and why? Remember suspect everyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a terrible copy of a great book. The formatting is so badly done as to be distracting, and it's unreadable after page 102, because what should have been formatting has been included as text. Read the book, by all means, but PURCHASE A DIFFERENT VERSION OF IT!
DBaisl35 More than 1 year ago
Shortly after Hercule Poirot's dreaded 12:30 dentist appointment, Dr. Morley was found in his surgery with a bullet through his right temple, they guessed suicide. I am not such a big fan of mystery novels, let alone Agatha Christie novels, but the way Agatha writes, her style of writing fascinates me, how she can come up with such perplexing plots and still be able to tie every character in together to form such a staggering mystery novel. It really is remarkable. This book, being written around 1992 and still favored today, it shows a great deal of how Agatha Christie's books are so compelling that it has remained well- liked for over 18 years! Again, being written in 1992, it has quite a bit of politics included in the novel. In my opinion, politics is not exactly my preferred subject matter. Poirot was appointed both witness and detective of the crime, authorities were content enough to say that the pleasant dentist shot himself, Hercules Poirot was without a doubt not. He knew, just knew there was more. was he murdered? If so, by who? Was it his secretary's dubious boyfriend? One of his many patients? His hard- drinking colleague? The unusual but enthralling title of the book, One, Two, Buckle My Shoe comes from one of the well known nursery rhymes such as Hickory, Dickory Dock. Agatha does an outstanding job of incorporating the title into the rest of the book, by headlining each chapter with a line from the rhyme. (Ex. 'Five, Six, Picking Up Sticks' meaning gathering clues, and 'Seven, Eight, Lay Them Straight' is referring to the process of apprehension.)Who knew the answer to the entire mystery was hidden so blatantly yet so unexpected, the key to the conundrum is simply and plainly the title, 'One, Two, Buckle My Shoe'. I cannot describe how much of a good job Agatha Christie has done in One, Two, Buckle My Shoe. Maybe it is because I haven't read many mystery books before, maybe because I have never been able to think of a plot so complicated, or maybe because Agatha is just an amazing author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chapters are hard to get through. Getting through the begining is reall tough too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a rather dry mystery book that need a little something extra at the end. I've read better.