Crooked House. Agatha Christie.

Crooked House

Hard Cover. London: For the Crime Club by Collins, 1949. First Edition. Very Good / Dust Jacket Included.

First edition, first printing. Publisher's red boards with titles in black to spine; original blue dust jacket with wraparound house and tree illustration, white and yellow lettering, photo of Christie to rear panel. Very good book with light toning to edges and spine ends, light spotting to text block edges and front endpaper; very good unclipped dust jacket with a bit of toning to spine, light wear to edges, a few small closed tears to spine and front jacket flap hinge, some chipping and wear to spine ends which partially affects title at head of spine. Overall, a bright copy. In Crooked House, a wealthy patriarch is murdered. When his granddaughter's fiancé begins investigating the murder, it becomes clear that motives abound in the family. The title, like that of And Then There Were None (1939) and some of her other well-known novels, comes from a nursery rhyme, in this case, "There was a crooked house." Christie wrote, "writing Crooked House was pure pleasure and I feel justified in my belief that it is one of my best."

Item #AC082

Price: $450.00