Written by Agatha Christie

Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company
Pages: 211
Genre: Mystery, Crime
Published: 1949-03-01
Original Language: English

In the sprawling, half-timbered mansion in the affluent suburb of Swinly Dean, Aristide Leonides lies dead from barbiturate poisoning. An accident? Not likely. In fact, suspicion has already fallen on his luscious widow, a cunning beauty fifty years his junior, set to inherit a sizeable fortune, and rumored to be carrying on with a strapping young tutor comfortably ensconced in the family estate. But criminologist Charles Hayward is casting his own doubts on the innocence of the entire Leonides brood. He knows them intimately. And he's certain that in a crooked house such as Three Gables, no one's on the level...

Read in Norwegian
Rating: 4/5
Review: I’m pretty sure Morder i Huset (or Crooked House) is the first Christie-book I ever read. A copy of this had been lying around at the cottage forever, and my mother recommended it, so I read it.

Being one of, if not the, proper who-done-it that I read, I believe I read it in the spirit of one of the crime-solving puzzles that you’d find in Donald Duck magazines. It was probably the perfect Christie-book to read with that mentality. Everything from detailed descriptions of where people were at the time, to a map drawn into the book. I’m very glad that this was my introduction to Christie, and to crime mysteries in general.