“Writing Crooked House was pure pleasure and I feel justified in my belief that it is one of my best.” --Agatha Christie
Described by the queen of mystery herself as one of her favorites of her published work, Crooked House is a classic Agatha Christie thriller revolving around a devastating family mystery.
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.
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I’m speechless at how she always gets me, how impossible it is to find out or even guess the culprit, despite the fact that all evidence and background has been laid out. Truly appreciate this book and all her work.
Easy days read. Now for the movie.