Three generations of the Leonides family live together in a large, if somewhat crooked looking, house. Then the wealthy patriarch, Aristide, is murdered. Suspicion falls on the whole household, including Aristide's two sons, his widow - fifty years his junior - and even his three grandchildren.... show more
Three generations of the Leonides family live together in a large, if somewhat crooked looking, house. Then the wealthy patriarch, Aristide, is murdered. Suspicion falls on the whole household, including Aristide's two sons, his widow - fifty years his junior - and even his three grandchildren. Could any member of this seemingly devoted family have had a hand in his death? Can Charles Hayward, fiancé of the late millionaire's granddaughter, help the police find the killer and clear his loved one's name?
Publish date: 1949
Publisher: DODD MEAD/PENGUIN PUTNAM
Pages no: 186
Edition language: English
I first read this for Halloween Bingo back in 2017. This is also the only Agatha Christie book in which I figured out who...okay, I guess I shouldn't say figured out. It was more like I thought, "Hey, I wonder if it could be 'so-and-so'?" I just had this nagging suspicion, but I couldn't quite say w...
"Crooked House" is the first Agatha Christie standalone novel I've read. I've been pleasantly surprised by how fresh and simple the humour in this book is. The writing feels relaxed and confident as if Agatha Christie is enjoying the people she's writing about rather than working to set up a plot. ...
I can see why this was one of Christie's own favorite novels; it is, in the end, as much about writing a mystery as it is about the mystery itself. It's also one of the few of her novels where I've had a suspicion about the murderer's identity before it was revealed (I'm normally easy to fool, ha...
"I was to wonder afterwards that I could've been so blind. The truth had stuck out so clearly all along..."
According to the introduction, this is Christie’s favorite novel she ever wrote. When an author says that, you know the book is either going to suck or blow your socks off. Luckily for me, this book did the latter. I think I might love it as much as And Then There Were None. It will be interesting t...