The Clocks, Paperback Book
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


A typist uncovers a man's body from behind the sofa...As instructed, stenographer Sheila Webb let herself into the house at 19 Wilbraham Crescent.

It was then that she made a grisly discovery: the body of a dead man sprawled across the living room floor.What intrigued Poirot about the case was the time factor.

Although in a state of shock, Sheila clearly remembered having heard a cuckoo clock strike three o'clock.

Yet, the four other clocks in the living room all showed the time as 4.13.

Even more strangely, only one of these clocks belonged to the owner of the house...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780007121090

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Hercule Poirot made a surprise appearance.Brilliant

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This has quite a convoluted plot, almost as convoluted as the layout of Wilbraham Crescent which backs onto itself - 19 Wilbraham Crescent is where the murder takes place. Poirot makes a late appearance and solves the mystery. Not one of my favourite Christies, but not a bad read either.