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With World War II at an end, Charles Hayward is finally free to marry the woman he loves, Sophia Leonides. However, she refuses - the unexplained death of her grandfather, wealthy businessman Aristide Leonides, draws her back to the suffocating environment of her family home. Charles follows, but his arrival coincides with the discovery that Aristide's death was murder. The ensuing investigation drags Charles into the dark heart of the family, and its deadly secrets and dangers. Even if Charles escapes with his life, will he survive the corrosive effect of the family itself?

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia Gomes | 2/20/2014

    " Although the ending is very good, you feel a twinge of sadness ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nadiah | 2/17/2014

    " This was the 1st Agatha Christie's book that I read. I fell in love right away with her writings. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tori | 2/11/2014

    " This one just... ugh. Left you with that terrible feeling in the end. It ruined it for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Onellyantie Chuah | 1/26/2014

    " Agatha Christie made a note in the first page of the book that Crooked House was one of her best writings and I agree, though I personally would not pick this as one of the top 10 from Christie's. The plot is ingenious; murders by poison (which I think is Christie's favourite method of murder) in a rich notable family of Leonides. Strange enough, I like all the characters, except the two main leads, Charles Hayward and his fiance, Sophia Leonides. Charles, as the Leonides' future family member, was assigned by his father, whom worked for the Scotland Yard, to do an inside investigation. Throughout the first few chapters, I found his character seemed to be a bit slow (no snooping around finding things or making any important movements) and not showing any eagerness to solve the case (I can only see his eagerness to quickly marry Sophia) and worse thing is that the whole story was told from Charles's POV, making it rather less exciting. But I would still rate this as a five-star worth plot. A little bit of the story: Charles came back to England, hoping to propose to Sophia, whom he met back in Cairo three years ago and found out that her grandfather had just passed away. Sophia insisted that her grandfather didn't die of natural illness (which was proved right later) and she wouldn't agree to his proposal until the case is solved. Suspicions quickly fell to Brenda, the young widow of Aristide Leonides (Sophia's grandfather). Every member of the Leonides had taken dislike to Brenda whom they believed had married a 70 something year old man for his money and accused her for murdering the old man. All of them wanted Brenda to be the murderess, yet, deep down in their own hearts, they felt that it wasn't her who did this ferocious act. But who, who could have done away the old man? He was not a tyrannical old man, in fact, he loved and supported everyone in the family, and yet he was murdered. Read the rest and be prepared to get shocked at the most unexpected conclusion of the story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 1/18/2014

    " This is one of the best Agatha Christies I have read in a long time. The characters are more modern than in many of her works and the conclusion isn't too obvious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carletta Merritt | 1/17/2014

    " By far my most favorite of all of Agatha Christie's books. The ending to this novel blew me away as I am sure it did when it was first published. A must read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fiona | 12/27/2013

    " Good read, but obvious culprit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hitez | 12/25/2013

    " I just love Agatha Christie! And the book is definitely a very good one. I would've given it a 4 out of 5 stars,but the ending was very predictable.( at least for me ) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 /\//-\RÚ¯S | 12/22/2013

    " It was the first book from christie that I read many tears ago,actually I didn't like it,but it was a door to be familiar with christie novels&I started to read more novels from christie that were more attractive than CROOKED HOUSE "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jatu | 12/10/2013

    " Don't see an innocent as it is.... Hwahahaha.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Remy | 9/2/2013

    " As with all Christie, simultaneously dull and brilliant. At some point realized I'd read this before, I assume when I was eleven, and found AC sophisticated and facsinating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 7/13/2013

    " AMAZING *.* "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eevi | 7/9/2013

    " I like her mysteries. This was similar to others where multiple people had motive and alibi. I actually thought the final chapter was horrid, but, nonetheless, a good story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rissa Yullita | 6/11/2013

    " salah satu favoritku dari agatha christi.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frances | 3/29/2013

    " This is not your typical Agatha Christie. No Poirot, no Marple and a brilliant twist at the end. It is definitely my favourite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 1/6/2013

    " I love Agatha Christie books. It's like reading from another world, actually it is. My, how it's changed since then. I have to wonder how she would write today. I can proudly say I figured out "who done it" this time around - hurray for me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 12/23/2012

    " Riveting! I love a classic Agatha Christie mystery! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachael | 10/3/2012

    " :D When you read it you think for sure that the killer is someone who it isn't. You tell yourself, "I know it's ____." But it's not. AHHH! I just get excited over this book. It's...more or less on miracle status. When you find out who the killer is, you almost pee yourself. No lie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yoandiansari | 8/11/2012

    " never knew what a child could do... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ram | 12/21/2011

    " just finished reading "Crooked House' by Agatha Christie - a typical Christie murder mystery set in rural england - she is the master of suspense - brilliant story - we don't know until the end who is actual murderer - though she leaves lots of clues on the other characters in the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mimy | 6/27/2011

    " One of my favorite Agatha Christie novels. You will never see the ending coming! Very disturbing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 6/27/2011

    " greatly anticipating the movie adaptation due out in 2013 starring gabriel byrne and julie andrews. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 6/21/2011

    " Fun for what it was. Listened to this on our road trip. Neither of us guessed the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Prima | 6/15/2011

    " buku karangan agatha christie yang menjadi favorit... kisah dengan penyelesaian yang diluar dugaan. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tori | 5/6/2011

    " This one just... ugh. Left you with that terrible feeling in the end. It ruined it for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sudarshan | 5/3/2011

    " Its a good mystery novel from Agatha Christie.. a small one, you can finish it in one sitting. I had guessed the killer quite early, as early as when the killer was introduced properly in the story. May be its effect of reading and watching too much detective stuff. :D
    Overall a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 4/26/2011

    " I love her as always. Such a great beach read. I can never predict what's coming! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Remy | 4/15/2011

    " As with all Christie, simultaneously dull and brilliant. At some point realized I'd read this before, I assume when I was eleven, and found AC sophisticated and facsinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 3/26/2011

    " Finally finished. I misplaced this thing a couple weeks ago with only a couple chapters left, and it took a house-cleaning to locate and finish it off. Not my favorite Agatha overall, but I loved the creepy resolution. Can't wait for the movie, should have some real potential. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 3/22/2011

    " What I love about reading Agatha Christie is that she's so consistent--even if a particular title isn't your favorite, it's always enjoyable. I'd like to compare this to another famous book from around the same time period, but it would give too much away...Anyway, can't wait for the movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maia | 3/5/2011

    " Terrifyingly brilliant. Who else could have done it - and yet you never suspected for a moment. Plus there's a love story that binds the thing together, and makes it even better. Who doesn't need a nice love story? "

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Author Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was a British crime writer best known for her detective novels and short stories. According to Guinness World Records, she is the best-selling novelist of all time, her novels having sold over four billion copies and having been translated into more than one hundred languages. The Agatha Award for best mystery and crime writers was named in her honor.