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Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Hugh Fraser Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780062229625
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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

Described by the queen of mystery herself as one of her favorites of her published work, Crooked House is a classic Agatha Christie thriller revolving around a devastating family mystery.

The Leonides are one big happy family living in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. That is until the head of the household, Aristide, is 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, fiancé of the late millionaire’s granddaughter.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Her sleight of hand is impeccable.”

    New Statesman (London)

  • “[A] knock-out!”

    Saturday Review of Literature

  • “Writing Crooked House was pure pleasure, and I feel justified in my belief that it is one of my best.”

    Agatha Christie

  • An Apple iBooks bestseller in Mysteries & Thrillers

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  • 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? "

About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Hugh Fraser, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is an English actor and theater director who is best known for his portrayal of Captain Hastings in the television series Agatha Christie’s Poirot. He studied acting at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and is an associate tutor, director, and member of the audition panel at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, specializing in Shakespeare.