Crooked House

Crooked House - Agatha Christie

According to the introduction, this is Christie’s favorite novel she ever wrote. When an author says that, you know the book is either going to suck or blow your socks off. Luckily for me, this book did the latter. I think I might love it as much as And Then There Were None. It will be interesting to see if it holds up as well in re-reads. I suspect it will.

 

I actually guessed the murderer early on, but that didn’t lessen my enjoyment. And I probably would not have had the faintest idea who it was if a certain clue hadn’t been dropped.

 

As soon as Charles’s father mentioned Constance Kent, I knew who’d done it, but only because I’d recently come across another mention of Kent and looked her up out of curiosity. Charles's father knew it too, and a whole bunch of death might have been avoided if he’d done something about it.

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I read this for the Halloween Bingo 2018 Country House Mystery square.