Crooked House (Paperback)
"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, fiance of the late millionaire's granddaughter.
“Writing Crooked House was pure pleasure and I feel justified in my belief that it is one of my best.”
“Her sleight of hand is impeccable.”
-New Statesman (UK)
-Saturday Review of Literature
“We all go where [Agatha Christie] led; you can track us in her snow.”
-Reginald Hill, author of the Dalziel and Pascoe MysteriesReginald Hill, author of the Dalziel and Pascoe MysteriesReginald Hill, author of the Dalziel and Pascoe Mysteries