The Clocks

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A typist-for-hire stumbles across a dead body – yet someone called her to the house, by name, and the blind owner knows nothing…

"Here is the grand-manner detective story in all its glory."

New York Times, 1963


About this story

First released

November 1963 (serialised in Woman’s Own, US)

Genre

  • Murder Mystery, 
  • Detective

Formats

  • Novel

Recurring characters

  • Poirot

Murder methods

Setting

  • House

Sheila Webb, a typist-for-hire, has arrived at 19 Wilbraham Crescent to accept a new job. What she finds is a well-dressed corpse surrounded by five clocks, each one set to a different time. But by the time the authorities arrive, four of the clocks have vanished. And unfortunately, the blind mistress of number 19 never saw a thing. Luckily the retired Hercule Poirot has nothing but time to piece together one of the most baffling puzzles of his career...

It was adapted for TV in 2011 as part of the twelfth series of Agatha Christie’s Poirot starring David Suchet.

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Sheila Webb, a typist-for-hire, has arrived at 19 Wilbraham Crescent to accept a new job. What she finds is a well-dressed corpse surrounded by five clocks, each one set to a different time. But by the time the authorities arrive, four of the clocks have vanished. And unfortunately, the blind mistress of number 19 never saw a thing. Luckily the retired Hercule Poirot has nothing but time to piece together one of the most baffling puzzles of his career...

It was adapted for TV in 2011 as part of the twelfth series of Agatha Christie’s Poirot starring David Suchet.



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