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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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Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
4.5 Crooked House
After having been abroad Charles Hayward only wants to meet his fiancé Sophia Leonides again. The Leonides family seems to be a happy family, living under the same roof. But suspicions within the family arise, when Aristide, Sophia´s grandfather and head of the family, passes away by unnatural means...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 Crooked House
I checked this BBC Adaptation of from my library because I was in a hurry and it said "unabridged", but it has to be abridged somehow. It was only 1 hour and 45 minutes long? It's a full cast dramatisation though, and perhaps that allowed it to tell the full story without all the descriptive text ...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 Crooked House
I checked this BBC Adaptation of from my library because I was in a hurry and it said "unabridged", but it has to be abridged somehow. It was only 1 hour and 45 minutes long? It's a full cast dramatisation though, and perhaps that allowed it to tell the full story without all the descriptive text ...
Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it
4.0 Who is Really to Blame?
I "read" this one with the audio download from a library. I did it this way so that I could knit while I was listening. A young man has met the woman of his dreams while stationed in Egypt and proposes to her, but states that they will wait until they are back in England to actually propose. Before ...
Jennifer's Books
Jennifer's Books rated it
4.5 Crooked House
This ranks right up there with my favorite Christie novels (not that I've read all that many). This, despite the fact that for the first time while reading one of her books, I managed to work out who the killer was before the big reveal.
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