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Agatha Christie
Crooked House

First Published

UK
Collins, London, May 1949
John Bull, Apr.23-Jun.4 1949
US
Dodd Mead, New York, Mar. 1949
Cosmopolitan, Oct. 1948

Plot

(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

The Leonides were one big happy family living in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. That was until 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 millionaire's granddaughter...

Characters

Laurence Brown, Edith de Haviland, Mr. Gaitskill, Sir Arthur Hayward, Charles Hayward, Mr. Johnson, Detective Sergeant Lamb, Aristide Leonides, Brenda Leonides, Clemency Leonides, Eustace Leonides, Josephine Leonides, Magda Leonides, Philip Leonides, Roger Leonides, Sophia Leonides, Janet Rowe, Chief Inspector Taverner

Mother Goose

There was a crooked man
There was a crooked man, and he walked a crocked mile.
He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse.
And they all lived together in a little crooked house.

Link

  1. Official Site: Crooked House
  2. Wikipedia: Crooked House

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