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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: AudioGO; 1 edition (June 1 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572707356
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572707351
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 15.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #762,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Not my favorite Christie story. A little more convoluted than usual and too many characters that do not get developed to the usual extent. A nice casual read
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shahira on June 17 2013
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I love all agatha christie's books. This one was very thrilling and completely threw the suspicions away from the real killer. In most of agatha's books i was able to guess the muderer this one was a bit tricky and sad at the same time but still carries the sense of humor known of Agatha Christie. I enjoyed reading this book.
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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful
And They All Lived Together In A Little Crooked House Oct. 30 2001
By Antoinette Klein - Published on
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Having read all of the Agatha Christies at least twice, I can honestly say that "Crooked House" is my very favorite. One reason is that Agatha Christie does in this novel what she does best---gathers an extended family all under one roof, allows one of the family to be murdered, and shows quite clearly that all the others had motive and opportunity.
"Crooked House" is an excellent story of a complex family. The patriarch is Aristide Leonides, a Greek who has come to England and made a fortune in the restaurant and catering business. His mansion is home to his two sons, two daughters-in-law, three grandchildren, his first wife's sister, and now to his young and beautiful second wife plus the grandchildren's tutor. When the wealthy old man is poisoned, the reader learns that everyone had not only a motive but also an alibi. The characterizations are wonderful and the characters stand out as some of Mrs. Christie's most memorable ones.
The usual detectives are absent in this one, but the detecting is in the capable hands of Charles Hayward, the son of a Scotland Yard detective and the fiance of Aristide's granddaughter Sophia Leonides. When the blood-chilling ending occurs, one is shocked and yet, on careful reexamination, must admit that all the clues were clearly there.
Curl up with a cup of cocoa (unpoisoned, of course) and enjoy this classic crime with one of Mrs. Christie's most spectacular and unforgettable endings.
27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Clever, chilling, cunning - and brilliant. Jan. 27 2000
By Daniel - Published on
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This is one of the Christie books I remember reading as a child. When I reread it recently, I was amazed at how superb it is - it is not a Poirot or Miss Marple mystery, not at all, but it is a very different type of mystery. The shocking solution is in fact a brutal attack upon our own culture, our obsession with murderers and murder, and the inexorable impartiality of evil - it is a very frightening book, largely because it does not follow ALL the strictures one expects of a murder mystery. A novel as well as a whodunnit as well as a psychological study. And a grand success.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Christie and Fraser- a combination made in Heaven! March 25 2008
By Seaside Jenn - Published on
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Crooked House is supposedly one of Christie's top two favorite books and I can see why. Filled with interesting characters, suspenseful twists and a myriad of suspects, Crooked House does not disappoint. On top of that, Hugh Fraser is the best at capturing each character and giving them life. Loved this one!
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
One of the many faces of Christie. Pure genius. April 5 2011
By S. Woodward - Published on
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I'm such a huge fan of the fastidious and meticulous Monsieur Poirot and the gentle, yet perceptive Miss Marple, that I rarely stray from them in my Christie-mania. Their mere presence in a book adds a little humor and, yes, comfort - knowing that at least one person is going to make sure justice is done is comforting.

But as Agatha Christie's work isn't infinite (oh, that it were!), I occasionally have to leave behind Poirot and Marple and dive into the unknown. I'm glad I did. Crooked House starts out familiarly enough - the large house in the country, the rambling family and hangers-on that occupy it, no lack of motive or opportunity - but you soon realize that it's a bit darker than that. At some point you start to feel a bit uneasy, and by the end you are fully creeped-out. With no valiant Poirot and Marple to save the day, anyone could be the killer.

The whole thing is just genius and a real page-turner. I found myself thinking about the book for days after reading it. Whether you're a seasoned Christie fan or not, this is a must-read.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A well-constructed mystery. Aug. 17 1998
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This is one of Christie's most interesting novels. Don't be surprised if you can't put it down!! You will be quite surprised at the ending and kicking yourself for not guessing whodunit! My hint to you--listen to the description Christie gives about the mind of a murderer, and then try to pick which character matches.

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