Crooked House: Complete & Unabridged

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9780007170470: Crooked House: Complete & Unabridged

A new Agatha Christie thriller, described by her as “one of my best.”

The Leonides were one big happy family living in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. That was until the head of the household, Aristide, was 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 millionare’s granddaughter...

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‘Writing Crooked House was pure pleasure and I feel justified in my belief that it is one of my best.’
Agatha Christie

‘Her sleight of hand is impeccable.’
New Statesman

Saturday Review of Literature

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Then the wealthy patriarch of the household, Aristide, is murdered – injected not with insulin for his diabetes but with a killer substance. Suspicion falls on the whole household, including Aristide’s two sons, his widow – fifty years his junior – and even his three grandchildren. Could any member of this seemingly devoted family have had a hand in his death? Can Charles Hayward, fiancÚ of the late millionaire’s granddaughter, help the police find the killer?

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