- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Harper; 2002 edition (2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0007282257
- ISBN-13: 978-0007282258
- Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 11 x 2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,131 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Agatha Christie - Crooked House Paperback – 2002
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The narration is flawless, the story is flawless, the characters are perfectly flawed, and the twist is admirable. You would never have seen it come, the way it came and hit you. Agatha Christie stories are those which are to be read when you want to know what real suspense / mystery / thrillers feel like. She paved the path for all mystery writers after her. The way her stories are – supple, intense, delicate and engulfing – describes an ideal mystery novel, like absolutely no one else can. And as for today’s mystery writers, there is only one thing to say – You can go high indeed, but you can never surpass your teacher, the one who lead the way.
Some excerpts :
“If we’re ever going to solve this case, we’ve got to get some inside dope. We’ve got to know all about the people in that house. We’ve got to know them from the inside—not the outside. You’re the man who can get that for us.”
“Yes, we don’t really know, do we? I mean, people are capable of surprising one frightfully. One gets an idea of them into one’s head, and sometimes it’s absolutely wrong. Not always—but sometimes. But all the same, Brenda”—she shook her head—“she’s always acted so completely in character. She’s what I call the harem type. Likes sitting about and eating sweets and having nice clothes and jewellery and reading cheap novels and going to the cinema. And it’s a queer thing to say, when one remembers that he was eighty-seven, but I really think she was rather thrilled by grandfather. He had a power, you know. I should imagine he could make a woman feel—oh—rather like a queen—the sultan’s favourite! I think—I’ve always thought—that he made Brenda feel as though she were an exciting, romantic person. He’s been clever with women all his life—and that kind of thing is a sort of art—you don’t lose the knack of it, however old you are.”
“Don’t you, Charles? Actually Laurence has a lot of sex appeal.”
“A weakling like that,” I said incredulously.
“Why do men always think that a caveman must necessarily be the only type of person attractive to the opposite sex?Read more ›
An English man and a woman become fast companions as they serve their country in Egypt. Charles is about to ship out and isn't sure when he'll get back to England, so at their good-bye dinner, he shares his feelings but refuses to ask Sophia to commit until he returns. All very romantic and old-fashioned. Unfortunately upon his return, Sophia is dealing with serious problems that include the suspicious death of her Greek grandfather, Aristide Leonides. In a situation that likely would never occur today, Charles' father, Assistant Commissioner of the Yard, encourages him to use his connection with the family and help resolve the case--after all, resolution will clear the remaining family members.
It's a very interesting household, and one of the great aspects of the story is how well Christie characterizes the eccentricities of its members--while they all are unlikely to have done it, any one of them could have. There's Brenda, the trophy wife, whom everyone wishes had done it. Then there's Aristides' adult children, all living in the same household. Sophia's mother, Magda, is an actress and is particularly delightful:
"Not see him?" Her voice went up. "But of course I must see him! Darling, darling, you're so terribly unimaginative! You don't realise the importance of details. He'll want to know exactly how and when everything happened--"
"Mother," said Sophia, coming through the open door, "you're not to tell the Inspector a lot of lies.Read more ›
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Mind blowing! This novel will force you to suspect each and every person of the crooked house and will surprise you in ways you'd have never imagine! Read morePublished 6 months ago by RiyaChawla
Superb plot with twists and turns...till the end you have to hold your breath to know who the murderer is !Published 12 months ago by ANUSMITA DAS
Good one..couldnt guess the murderer till the book revealed it...all my guess went wrong..Published 14 months ago by arya g nair