|Plot Summary of The Clocks|
This book is a Poirot mystery even thought the detective appears only episodically. The main character Colin Lamp is a spy and was searching for a house of a suspected spy, when Sheila Webb appears from an other house saying there was a murder. The owner of the house is a blind woman that was not in the house at the time of the murder (or so she claims). The girl that discover the body was call here specifically and told to go to that room, but the blind woman said that she didn't call anyone.
The unusual thing about this murder is that there were 3 clocks in the house (and they were not supposed to be there).
All the neighbours near the house are interview, but no one saw anything out of the ordinary.
And so there is a short list of suspects: the neighbours, the blind woman, Sheila (of which Colin is obviously in love). Or is it? Could there have been a way for the murderer to come unseen? And why did he/she left the clocks, wanted Shelia to discover the body, and killed a friend of Sheila's? And more importantly who was the man murder?
This synopsis report prepared by Claudia
|Chapter Analysis of The Clocks|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Time/era of story:
Kind of investigator
- hard boiled/private eye
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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