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

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

by Agatha Christie


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One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (Hercule Poirot Series) by Agatha Christie

The meticulous detective Hercule Poirot suspects the worst of the death of a dentist in this classic mystery by Queen of Whodunits, Agatha Christie.

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.…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062073778
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/14/2011
Series: Hercule Poirot Series , #22
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 79,373
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

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, after a prolific career spanning six decades.

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) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
MysteryChristieluv More than 1 year ago
I loved Reading this. Excellent Agatha. She never fails to excite and surprise.
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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daizylee on LibraryThing 11 days ago
Not one of my favorite Christie's, the list of suspects is too long, their histories too complicated, the social issues too involved. Still, always a joy to see Poirot at work.
Anonymous 23 days ago
This does not rank as one of Agatha Christie's better mysteries, in my opinion, but it was ok. It dragged in spots, and some of the explanations were hard to understand. The ebook was rather inexpensive, so it was worth the read.
Anonymous 5 months ago
As a Christie fan, you will not be disappointed. Her books are never an easy read, rather total focus is necessary on keeping characters straight. You will be amazed as always at who dunnit, how and why. Discovering how the nursery rhyme fits in adds to the fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As they did in "The Sign of the Four", mystery and espionage meet to create this story. Unlike, in my opinion, "The Sign of the Four", this time, the combination works. I didn't care for "Sign" much, because I thought it lacked focus--unheard of in a Christie book. It didn't work, because it tried too hard to be too many different things at once. This story works, though, because it is, first and foremost, a mystery. The espionage aspects are there to support the mystery. Another thing this book highlights is Christie's ability to write a complete, satisfying, and well-paced story no matter the length of the story.
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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
when I was much much younger I started reading agatha christie, having revisited agatha all I can say she is better than nancy drew. if agatha was writing today I do not believe she would be a success.