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Publisher's Summary

Sheila Webb expected to find a respectable blind lady waiting for her at 19 Wilbraham Crescent - not the body of a middle-aged man sprawled across the living room floor. But when old Miss Pebmarsh denies sending for her in the first place, or of owning all the clocks that surround the body, it's clear that they are going to need a very good detective.
"This crime is so complicated that it must be quite simple," declares Hercule Poirot. But there's a murderer on the loose, and time is ticking away.
©1963 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers
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By J. Norton on 10-01-12

Excellent in every way

I have not listened to anything else done by Hugh Fraser but he sure does add to the enjoyment of a very excellent story.

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By Christina on 12-19-12

Too little of Poirot

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The thing about this book is that it drags a little. And there's really very little of Hercule Poirot in it. Hugh Frasier is very good. His Poirot is almost indistinguishable from David Suchet's, probably from all those years playing opposite each other in the movies.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Not that I would dare to think I could improve on Christie, but in this instance I felt it could have moved a lot faster, and I felt that the central character - who was not actually Poirot, so calling it a Hercules Poirot mystery is misleading - was not as worldy as he was supposed to be. In fact, he felt rather flat. I just didn't care what happened with him.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No.

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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