Review of 'Crooked House'

Crooked House by Agatha Christie

An light “whodunit” by the master of crime fiction. Charles Hayward (son of the Assistant Commissioner of Scotland Yard) is “assigned” the duty of watching his “bride-to-be”'s family (the Leonides) when it becomes apparent that someone in her rather large household has killed the grandfather. The story unfolds as Hayward interviews the various members of the family with the requisite “suprise” events occuring on occasion leading the informal investigation down various alleyways. The ending was a bit of a suprise but not entirely unexpected. The book was lagging and a bit tedious (and repetitive) in parts but overall a good, light read.

Rating: “A bit better than average”

Genre: Crime/Mystery

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