I had come across this title as I wandered around the libraries and shelves(online) looking for a good book. And ultimately decided to buckle my shoe and read it. It is different, I must admit. An intriguing one also, I must add.
Poirot goes to a dentist(of whom he has a morbid fear. Don’t we all?) Yet when he goes again a few hours later, the dentist is dead-in a suspicious way. And the game starts..
As each of the patients who came on that day are suspected and eliminated, the net gets complicated. The list includes people from all walks of life-from the commoner to the highest-a banker, who is the purported victim and on whose stead the dentist is dead.
Poirot rackles his brain a good deal(so do we) in looking for the one thing that would arouse his grey cells and nearly fails, but regains his composure later, leading to a brilliant conclusion. Each of the patient has a history behind him and each is suspicious of the other, trying to avoid the police scrutiny. One leads to the other and numerous pages of mazes follow…
And at last Poirot buckles up the culprit….Yes, it would be a spoiler to mention the very simple word that would point those who are yet to read it. So folks, buckle up!