Christie, Agatha: Crooked House

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Crooked House By Agatha Christie Author Agatha Christie died in 1976, but she is still alive as the queen of crime. She wrote 77 detective novels, which are translated into every major language. Her sales are calculated in tens of millions. A lot of her books have appeared in films, radio programmes and stage plays based on her books. She began writing at the end of the First World War. Christie wrote also romantic novels, several plays and a book of poems. Two characters she drew and which are world-famous are always linked to her person: Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Plot The story begins as Charles Hayward and Sophia Leonides meet and fall in love in Egypt (Cairo) towards the end of the First World War. They want to marry in England, but shortly before the marriage, Sophia s grandfather dies, and she thinks that he has been murdered. As nobody believes her, she asks Charles father, assistant commissioner of Scotland Yard for help. They find out that Aristides death was not naturally caused. His death was the result of an overdoses of physosigmine, also known as eserine. Aristide suffered from diabetes and he had regular injections of insulin. Someone must have exchanged the medicaments and so Brenda, his young wife, has injected him eserine and not insulin. Everybody in the house comes and goes freely and the insulin is not locked up and so everybody could have been the murder. Because Charles knows the family, his father wants him to examine the members of the family, ...

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