Crooked House

by Agatha Christie

In the sprawling, half-timbered mansion in the affluent suburb of Swinly Dean, Aristide Leonides lies dead from barbituratepoisoning.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 276 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.97 out of 5
  • Published August 19th 2002 by Minotaur Books
  • Original Title: Crooked House
  • ISBN: 031298166X (ISBN13: 9780312981662)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: Charles Hayward
  • Sophia Leonides
  • Josephine Leonides
  • Edith de Haviland
  • Chief Inspector Taverner...more
  • Brenda Leonides
  • Aristide Leonides
  • The Old Man
  • Detective Sergeant Lamb
  • Philip Leonides
  • Magda Leonides
  • Roger Leonides
  • Clemency Leonides
  • Laurence Brown
  • Eustace Leonides...less

In the 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 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…