🏚️ Crooked House by Agatha Christie⁠ ⁠

👨👩 Charles and Sophia meet in Egypt as they serve their country. They like each other very much, so Charles decides to share his feelings before he is shipped out. He tells Sophia he’ll propose when he’s back. Unfortunately upon his return, Sophia’s grandfather, Aristide Leonides, is found dead. When the police are involved, Charles’ father, Assistant Commissioner of the Yard, encourages him to use his connection with the family and help resolve the case.⁠ ⁠

♥️ I liked:⁠

👨 Charles. I love Miss Marple and Poirot, hence I am never happy when Agatha’s main characters are not involved in her mysteries. Except for this time. I am not comparing Charles to Jane or Hercule, of course, but I liked him. He is very competent, and his analytical mind helps him a lot. He is also human, though, very protective of both Sophia and Josephine and not immune to the charms of Brenda Leonides, Aristide’s second wife.⁠

🏚️ The setting. I loved the house. It is crazy how different the rooms were according to who was living in them. A crooked house that looked at the same time huge, scary and cosy. ⁠

👴 Aristide Leonides. It’s a pity that he is the one who dies. His family describes him as a clever and loving man, happy to help his sons and really nice to his new wife. I loved how he tricked everybody with his will. And he did it not because he is mean, but just to protect the beneficiary.⁠

🔍 The whodunit. As usual, I would have never guessed the culprit. Maybe I’m just too naive, though.⁠

🔚 The ending. In a mystery full of twists, the biggest is at the end. ⁠ ⁠

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5⁠ As usual, an amazing mystery by the Queen of Crime. It was so captivating that I didn’t even miss Poirot or Miss Marple… ok, maybe only a bit!⁠

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