Crooked House (Collins English Readers)

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The Leonides were one big happy family living in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. That was until Astrides, the head of the household, was murdered. Charles Hayward, engaged to the late millionaire's granddaughter, decides to investigate.

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Agatha Christie is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English with another billion in over 70 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 20 plays, and six novels written under the name of Mary Westmacott.

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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

Her sleight of hand is impeccable. --New Statesman (UK)

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

Knock-out! --Saturday Review of Literature

"Her sleight of hand is impeccable."--New Statesman (UK)

"Writing Crooked House was pure pleasure and I feel justified in my belief that it is one of my best."--Agatha Christie

"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

"Knock-out!"--Saturday Review of Literature

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