Crooked House

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In 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 suppose 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 nows 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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Crooked House
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Published August 19th 2002 by Minotaur Books (first published March 1947

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If you like to read mystery 's where all the members of the family are a suspect for murder committed within the family, then his is your kind of book.The book starts off with Charlie and Sophie, Sophie 's grandfather is murdered and Charlie 's dad is the Chief of police.

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Hayward senior is the perfect Assistant Commissioner, gruffly welcoming his son back from the war, accepting his declaration of love for a possible murder suspect and working out ‘ who did it, ’ but keeping that information close to his chest until the beginnin of bestselling.

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Crooked House, Agatha ChristieCrooked House is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie first published in March 1949.

Christie said this and Ordeal by Innocence were her favorites among her own works.Three generations of the Leonides family live together under wealthy patriarch Aristide.

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Yet this short Christie mystery remains one of my favourite, likely due to the interesting characterization and well-crafted plot.

Unfortunately upon his return, Sophia is dealing with serious problems that include the suspicious death of her Greek grandfather, Aristide Leonides.

In this situation that likely would never occur today, Charles' father, Assistant Commissioner of the Yard, encourages him to allo his connection with the family and help esolve the case -- after all, resolution will clear the remaining family members.

It 's very interesting household, and one of the great concepts of tory is how well Christie characterizes the eccentricities of its members -- while they all are unlikely to have done it, any one of them ould have.

He 'll ant to now exactly how and when everything happened -- " " Mother, " said Sophia, coming through the open door, " you 're ye to say the Inspector a lot of lies. " There 's Sophia 's father, Philip, impassive and removed from the rama of his son.

It was rather like the exit of a bumble bee and left a noticeable silence behind it. " Roger is married to Clemency, a cientist, who Charles feels is " rather an alarming woman .... I think because I judged that the standards by which she lived might not be those of an ordinary girl. " Other household members include Aunt Edith; the children 's tutor, Laurence, who may or may not be having an affair with Brenda; and the two children, Eustace and Josephine, who ave a gory fascination with the case despite their Nannie trying to make them in check.

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I do n't know I might get a good summary without revealing the spoilers, so I 'm even lookin to do one for this one.

If you 're goin for a standalone Christie novel, a quick but fun read, then grab this one!

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Crooked House is like reading a non-interactive version of those games as the narrator wanders from one boring character to another all of whom conveniently open up to him about their backstories, alibis, etc.

I ’ d ay this was a hopelessly generic country house murder mystery except Dame Aggie is largely responsible for determinin the genre to begin with so I ’ ll just say Crooked House is one of her least entertaining/inspired efforts.

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I chos not uess the actual killer, did n't figure it out.

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The is why I think of Christie as absolutely ruthless in her iction, however genteel she was in life ... and Crooked House is Exhibit A!

It is a reference to one of the nursery rhymes that she employs to such creepy effect in many of her novels ( " and they all lived together in a little crooked house ").

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Cousin and sisters? ''One brother, one ister, a stepmother, a friend, an ncle, an aunt by marriage, a son, a great-aunt, and a step-grandmother. 'ABOUT THIS BOOK: In sprawling, half-timbered mansion in the affluent suburb of Swinly Dean, Aristide Leonides lies dead from barbiturate poisoning.

In fact, suspicion has already fallen on his luscious widow, a cunning beauty fifty years his junior, set to inherit a sizeable fortune, and suppose to be carrying on with a strapping young tutor comfortably ensconced in the family estate.

Crooked House is actually uite dark for an Agatha Christie tale.

She is the creator of two of the most enduring figures in crime literature-Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple-and author of The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in the history of modern theatre.Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K., as the youngest of three.

The Millers had two other children: Margaret Frary Miller ( 1879–1950), called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha 's senior, and Louis Montant Miller ( 1880–1929), called Monty, ten years lder than Agatha.Before marrying and starting a family in London, she had served in a Devon hospital during the First World War, tending to troops coming back from the trenches.

During her first marriage, Agatha published six novels, thi ollection of short tories, and the number of short stories in magazines.In late 1926, Agatha 's husband, Archie, revealed that he ha in love with a man, Nancy Neele, and knew a divorce.

Their marriage was especially happy in the early week and remained so until Christie 's death in 1976.Christie frequently used familiar settings for her tories.

Christie 's travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in Middle East.

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