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Agatha Christie
The Clocks

To my old friend MARIO
with happy memories of delicious food at the CAPRICE

First Published

Collins, London, Nov. 1963
Woman's Own, Nov.9-Dec.14 1963
Dodd Mead, New York, 1964
Cosmopolitan, Jan. 1964


(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

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...


Hercule Poirot, Colonel Beck, Josiah Bland, Edna Brent, Mr. R.H.Curry, Detective Inspector Dick Hardcastle, Mrs. Hemming, Colin Lamb, Miss Martindale, Mrs. McNaughton, Angus McNaughton, Millicent Pebmarsh, Professor Purdy, Mrs. Ramsey, Ted Ramsey, Edith Waterhouse, James Waterhouse, Sheila Webb

Movie & TV

The Clocks, 2009
Agahta Christie's POIROT XII
director Charles Palmer
writer Stewart Harcourt
cast David Suchet(Hercule Poirot), Frances Barber, Tom Burke(Colin Race), Phil Daniels(Inspector Hardcastle), Beatie Edney(Mrs. Hemmings), Andrew Forbes(Professor Purdy), Olivia Grant(Annabel Larkin), Anna Massey(Miss Pebmarsh), Geoffrey Palmer, Ben Righton(Sergeant Jenkins), Lesley Sharp, Anna Skellern(Fiona), Jason Watkins(Joe Bland), Jaime Winstone(Sheila Webb)


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