logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
Crooked House - Agatha Christie
Crooked House
by: (author)
4.00 10
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?
show less
Format: Hardcover
ASIN: B000W1NPTU
Publisher: DODD MEAD/PENGUIN PUTNAM
Pages no: 186
Edition language: English
Category:
Mystery
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
Jennifer's Books
Jennifer's Books rated it
4.0 Crooked House
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...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
3.5 "Crooked House" by Agatha Christie
"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. ...
Locus Amoenus: All By My Shelf
Locus Amoenus: All By My Shelf rated it
5.0 Final Thoughts: Crooked House
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...
Moonlight Snowfall
Moonlight Snowfall rated it
5.0
"I was to wonder afterwards that I could've been so blind. The truth had stuck out so clearly all along..."
Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it
4.0 Crooked House
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...
Other editions (56)
Books by Agatha Christie
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?