I love reading a good Agatha Christie mystery from time to time, they never disappoint.
They are always genuinely entertaining and keep you guessing until the very end.
Crooked House was no exception. Even without the presence of Poirot or Miss Marple investigating the crime, this mystery was very satisfying.
Christie, in her introduction to the book, has written that Crooked House is one of her best works. She wrote that the Leonides family just came to her head, they have grown, and that she was merely her scribe. I believe there’s no better way to describe this book.
The patriarch of a rich family dies. Anybody in the family could be the murderer. Is it the young, pretty wife? Or one of his sons? It wasn’t until towards the end that I started guessing who the culprit could be, and still, Christie manages to end her novels in a way that leaves you amazed.
Yes, an Agatha Christie’s mystery is always a good idea.