Crooked House

Crooked House

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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Agatha Christie is more than the most popular mystery writer of all time. In a career that spans over half a century, her name is synonymous with brilliant deception, ingenious puzzles, and the surprise denouement. By virtually inventing the modern mystery novel she has earned her title as the Queen of Crime. Curious? Then you're invited to read...

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Agatha Christie is more than the most popular mystery writer of all time. In a career that spans over half a century, her name is synonymous with brilliant deception, ingenious puzzles, and the surprise denouement. By virtually inventing the modern mystery novel she has earned her title as the Queen of Crime. Curious? Then you're invited to read...

CROOKED HOUSE

In a sprawling, half-timbered mansion in the affluent suburb of Swinley 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 rumored 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 knows them intimately. And he's certain that in a crooked house such as Three Gables, no one's on the level...

Author Biography: Agatha Christie is the world's best known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare.

Her writing career spanned more than half a century, during which she wrote 80 novels and short story collections, as well as 14 plays, one of which, The Mousetrap, is the longest-running play in history. Two of the characters she created, the brilliant little Belgian Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Marple, went on to become world-famous detectives. Both have been widely dramatized in feature films and made-for-TV movies.

Agatha Christie also wrote under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. As well, she wrote four non-fiction books including an autobiography and an entertaining account of the many expeditions she shared with her archaeologist husband, Sir Max Mallowan.

Agatha Christie died in 1976.

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Editorial Reviews

Agatha Christie
“Writing Crooked House was pure pleasure and I feel justified in my belief that it is one of my best.”
Reginald Hill
“We all go where [Agatha Christie] led; you can track us in her snow.”
New Statesman (UK)
“Her sleight of hand is impeccable.”
Saturday Review of Literature
“Knock-out!”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611732337
Publisher:
Center Point
Publication date:
12/28/2011
Edition description:
Large Print Edition
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.67(h) x 0.94(d)

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Reginald Hill
“We all go where [Agatha Christie] led; you can track us in her snow.”
Agatha Christie
“Writing Crooked House was pure pleasure and I feel justified in my belief that it is one of my best.”

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