“Writing Crooked House was pure pleasure and I feel justified in my belief that it is one of my best.” (Agatha Christie)
“Her sleight of hand is impeccable.” (New Statesman (UK))
“Knock-out!” (Saturday Review of Literature)
“We all go where [Agatha Christie] led; you can track us in her snow.” (Reginald Hill, author of the Dalziel and Pascoe MysteriesReginald Hill, author of the Dalziel and Pascoe MysteriesReginald Hill, author of the Dalziel and Pascoe Mysteries)
From the Back Cover
The Leonides are one big happy family livingin a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. Thatis until the head of the household, Aristide, ismurdered with a fatal barbiturate injection.
Suspicion naturally falls on the old man’s youngwidow, fifty years his junior. But the murdererhas reckoned without the tenacity of CharlesHayward, fiancé of the late millionaire’s granddaughter.