One, Two, Buckle My Shoe, Paperback

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe Paperback

Part of the Poirot series

3.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


A dentist lies murdered at his Harley Street practice...The dentist was found with a blackened hole below his right temple.

A pistol lay on the floor near his outflung right hand.

Later, one of his patients was found dead from a lethal dose of local anaesthetic.

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?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 16 illustrations
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780007120895



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From the dentist's office to the shadowy world of international finance and espionage, this Poirot novel teeters constantly on the brink of absurdity, but comes out as neatly as ever in the end. Notable for its characterization of Poirot; the intensity and depth of Christie's moral vision comes through more clearly here than in most Poirot novels.

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Not the best of Christie's work by a long shot. The denoument seemed rushed and the characterisation was thin. Slow paced, too, oddly for a Christie novel.

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I really enjoyed this and even though the conclusion was extremely far-fetched (and I'd more or les guessed the motive), I was pleasantly surprised by the moral dilemna Poirot faces at the very end. Interesting novel, shame it's not more well-known.

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