One, Two, Buckle My Shoe: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

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Even the great detective Hercule Poirot harbored a deep and abiding fear of the dentist, so it was with some trepidation that he arrived at the celebrated Dr. Morley’s surgery for a dental examination. But what neither of them knew was that only hours later Poirot would be back to examine the dentist, found dead in his own surgery.

Turning to the other patients for answers, Poirot finds other, darker, questions.…

Shortly after ...

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Overview

Even the great detective Hercule Poirot harbored a deep and abiding fear of the dentist, so it was with some trepidation that he arrived at the celebrated Dr. Morley’s surgery for a dental examination. But what neither of them knew was that only hours later Poirot would be back to examine the dentist, found dead in his own surgery.

Turning to the other patients for answers, Poirot finds other, darker, questions.…

Shortly after Hercule Poirot leaves his dental appointment with Dr. Morley, the dentist is found dead--shot through the temple, the weapon on the floor beside him. The police rule it suicide, but master sleuth Poirot is certain it's murder. Also published as The Patriotic Murders. Reissue.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times
“A swift course of unflagging suspense leads to a complete surprise.”
New York Herald Tribune
“This is major Christie.”
New York Herald Tribune
"This is major Christie."
New York Times
"A swift course of unflagging suspense leads to a complete surprise."
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062073778
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/14/2011
  • Series: Hercule Poirot Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 292,443
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976.

Biography

Agatha Christie is the world's best-known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language, and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her writing career spanned more than half a century, during which she wrote 79 novels and a short story collection, as well as 14 plays, one of which, The Mousetrap, is the longest running play in history. Two of the characters she created, the brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Marple, went on to become world famous detectives. Both have been widely dramatized in feature films and made-for-TV movies. Agatha Christie died in 1976.

Author biography courtesy of Random House, Inc.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Mary Westmacott (used for her romantic fiction)
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 15, 1890
    2. Place of Birth:
      Torquay, Devon, England
    1. Date of Death:
      January 12, 1976

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    DEMETER CABIN

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    Slow beginning, but it picks up later in the story.

    I suppose my favorite bit would be one of the more gristly murders in the story because it gave me a nice mental image of the corpse (please do not judge me by that comment), but I could guess who did it fairly quickly and I did not really pay much attention to the beginning of the story, as it was kind of boring...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    Missing Missing

    Has no one noticed that the last chapter is not there. 19-20 is missing. It is in the bookk.

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  • Posted December 11, 2011

    Mr. Poirot does it again!

    You can't go wrong with Mr. Poirot - he's as sharp as ever! Good read.

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