The Leonides are one big happy family living in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. That is until the head of the household, Aristide, is murdered with a fatal barbiturate injection. Suspicion naturally falls on the old man’s young widow, fifty years his junior. But the murderer has reckoned... show more
The Leonides are one big happy family living in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. That is until the head of the household, Aristide, is murdered with a fatal barbiturate injection. Suspicion naturally falls on the old man’s young widow, fifty years his junior. But the murderer has reckoned without the tenacity of Charles Hayward, fiancÉ of the late millionaire’s granddaughter.
Publish date: February 1st 2011
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 236
Edition language: English
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.
Honestly I don't have that much to say here besides the fact that I really really love this book. This was one of Agatha Christie's favorite books and I can see why. There are a lot of twists and turns and I thought I figured out the perpetrator, but per usual, I was wrong. "Crooked House" fol...
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...
Pretty typical Christie, with maybe a slightly larger emphasis on the psychological details. It’s one that I both enjoy and argue with in my head a lot. Hugh Fraser read the audiobook and I would really just like for him to read all of the audiobooks for everything. He’s great with voices and narrat...
There was a crooked man and he went a crooked mile. He found a crooked sixpence beside a crooked stile. He had a crooked cat which caught a crooked mouse, And they all lived together in a little crooked house. Crooked House is a stand-alone novel. I.e. it does not feature any of Christie's...