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The dentist was found with a blackened hole below his right temple. A pistol lay on the floor near his out-flung right hand. Later, one of his patients was found dead from a lethal dose of local anaesthetic. It's a clear case of murder and suicide. But why would a dentist commit a crime in the middle of a busy day of appointments? A shoe buckle holds the key to the mystery. Now, in the words of the rhyme, can Poirot pick up the sticks and lay them straight?
©1940 Agatha Christie Mallowan; (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, UK
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Critic Reviews

"A real Agatha Christie thriller....A swift course in unflagging suspense that leads to a complete surprise." (New York Times)
"This is major Christie." (New York Herald Tribune)
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By Jaye Hardy on 04-04-15

1 2 buckle my shoe

loved it great storyline
Poirot has the world on his shoulders he's got to go to the dentist.
once out he's relieved till 3 hours later when he's told his dentist is dead.

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By S C Willson on 01-12-18

Classic Agatha Christie

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Typical Agatha Christie, very well performed and read, good listen, not overly long, not disappointed and would recommend if you like her work.

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By Robyn on 01-23-15

Twists and turns

As usual Christie's novels have unexpected moments . I very much enjoyed it and always find Hugh Fraser's renditions excellent.
Robyn

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