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Crooked House - Agatha Christie
Crooked House
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In the sprawling, half-timbered mansion in the affluent suburb of Swinly Dean, Aristide Leonides lies dead from barbiturate poisoning. An accident? Not likely. In fact, suspicion has already fallen on his luscious widow, a cunning beauty fifty years his junior, set to inherit a sizeable fortune,... show more
In the sprawling, half-timbered mansion in the affluent suburb of Swinly Dean, Aristide Leonides lies dead from barbiturate poisoning. An accident? Not likely. In fact, suspicion has already fallen on his luscious widow, a cunning beauty fifty years his junior, set to inherit a sizeable fortune, and rumored to be carrying on with a strapping young tutor comfortably ensconced in the family estate. But criminologist Charles Hayward is casting his own doubts on the innocence of the entire Leonides brood. He knows them intimately. And he's certain that in a crooked house such as Three Gables, no one's on the level...
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780312981662 (031298166X)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 276
Edition language: English
Category:
Mystery
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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...
Abandoned by user
Abandoned by user 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...
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