Crooked House by Agatha Christie

Crooked House

Agatha Christie

fiction classics crime mystery dark mysterious tense fast-paced

242 pages | first published 1949

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A wealthy Greek businessman is found dead at his London home… The Leonides were one big happy family living in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. That was until the head of the household, Aristide, was murdered with a fatal barbiturate injection....
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Moods

mysterious 97%
dark 53%
tense 43%
adventurous 17%
challenging 9%
emotional 8%
reflective 6%
sad 5%
relaxing 3%
funny 2%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

fast 49%
medium 45%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 56% | A mix: 32% | Character: 10%

Strong character development?

No: 58% | It's complicated: 22% | Yes: 16% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

No: 37% | It's complicated: 34% | Yes: 26% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 73% | Yes: 15% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 51% | No: 29% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 2%

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