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This exclusive 2-in-1 large print edition contains both mind-bending bafflers that represent the inimitible Queen of Mystery at the top of her splendid game. Published in 1949, "Crooked House" takes place at Three Gables, the home of the indecently wealthy and recently deceased Aristides Leonides and his extended family. In love with Aristides' granddaughter Sophia, Charle This exclusive 2-in-1 large print edition contains both mind-bending bafflers that represent the inimitible Queen of Mystery at the top of her splendid game. Published in 1949, "Crooked House" takes place at Three Gables, the home of the indecently wealthy and recently deceased Aristides Leonides and his extended family. In love with Aristides' granddaughter Sophia, Charles Hayward becomes embroiled in the whole clan. As they come to suspect that Leonides may have been murdered, Charles is stunned when each of the family in turn tells him that it's all right "if the right one did the murder." In "Ordeal by Innocence(1958), Sunny Point sees darker days when Rachel Argyle is murdered and her adopted son Jacko is convicted of the crime. Two years later, Dr. Arthur Calgary returns from a trek to Antarctica-after a bout of partial amnesia-and provides an airtight alibi for Jacko, who has since passed away in prison. And though the good doctor thought the Argyles would be glad to have Jacko's name cleared, he finds he is dead wrong...for now they have to root out a killer in the house. Contains the complete, unabridged text of the original Publisher's Edition.


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This exclusive 2-in-1 large print edition contains both mind-bending bafflers that represent the inimitible Queen of Mystery at the top of her splendid game. Published in 1949, "Crooked House" takes place at Three Gables, the home of the indecently wealthy and recently deceased Aristides Leonides and his extended family. In love with Aristides' granddaughter Sophia, Charle This exclusive 2-in-1 large print edition contains both mind-bending bafflers that represent the inimitible Queen of Mystery at the top of her splendid game. Published in 1949, "Crooked House" takes place at Three Gables, the home of the indecently wealthy and recently deceased Aristides Leonides and his extended family. In love with Aristides' granddaughter Sophia, Charles Hayward becomes embroiled in the whole clan. As they come to suspect that Leonides may have been murdered, Charles is stunned when each of the family in turn tells him that it's all right "if the right one did the murder." In "Ordeal by Innocence(1958), Sunny Point sees darker days when Rachel Argyle is murdered and her adopted son Jacko is convicted of the crime. Two years later, Dr. Arthur Calgary returns from a trek to Antarctica-after a bout of partial amnesia-and provides an airtight alibi for Jacko, who has since passed away in prison. And though the good doctor thought the Argyles would be glad to have Jacko's name cleared, he finds he is dead wrong...for now they have to root out a killer in the house. Contains the complete, unabridged text of the original Publisher's Edition.

30 review for Murder at the Manor: An Agatha Christie Lost Classics Omnibus

  1. 4 out of 5

    carol.

    Three Agatha Christies collected in one thick tome that span almost thirty years. Per the jacket, Christie herself said, "Of my detective books, I think the two that satisfy me best are Crooked House and Ordeal by Innocence." I reviewed them separately to avoid a novella length review. "The Seven Dials Mystery." (1929) Review at http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... "Ordeal By Innocence." (1958) Review at http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... "Crooked House." (1949) Review at http://www.goodr Three Agatha Christies collected in one thick tome that span almost thirty years. Per the jacket, Christie herself said, "Of my detective books, I think the two that satisfy me best are Crooked House and Ordeal by Innocence." I reviewed them separately to avoid a novella length review. "The Seven Dials Mystery." (1929) Review at http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... "Ordeal By Innocence." (1958) Review at http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... "Crooked House." (1949) Review at http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    This isn't quite the book I read----mine wasn't large print and contained 3 Agatha Christie books but this is the only one goodreads shows. At any rate, it's been a very long time since I read a Christie and I thoroughly enjoyed these 3. All 3 deal with a limited possibility of suspects yet I never suspected the right guy in the first one, and knew fairly late in the stories the 2nd and 3rd ones.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Colleen

    Some of the best twists in these two stories!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Pamela Mclaren

    Three wickedly wonderful tales by Christie. Each very different and this time not one of her well-known amateur sleuths is involved. In one, a scientist returns from exploration to discover he was a murder suspect's alibi — and feels bound to help the man's family from an "ordeal by innocence." A young couple have fallen in love but before they can marry, there is a murder in her family and the whole family comes under suspicion. There is something about this family, and their interconnected lives Three wickedly wonderful tales by Christie. Each very different and this time not one of her well-known amateur sleuths is involved. In one, a scientist returns from exploration to discover he was a murder suspect's alibi — and feels bound to help the man's family from an "ordeal by innocence." A young couple have fallen in love but before they can marry, there is a murder in her family and the whole family comes under suspicion. There is something about this family, and their interconnected lives as they return to the "crooked house." And the young man, the son of the assistant commissioner of Scotland Yard, is out to solve the crime. Then there's the murder at Chimneys. During a party, a young man —notorious for oversleeping — has died, on the very night when other party goers place eight alarm clocks in his bedroom as a prank to get him to wake early. But when he is found, there are only seven clocks! What can all those clocks with their "seven dials" mean? And who will solve the mystery?

  5. 5 out of 5

    Wendi Ballew

    The Seven Dials Mystery: 8/10 Stars. I loved the secret society aspect and all the twists and never knowing who did it. I was genuinely surprised by the ending. Crooked House: 7/10 Stars. A good ending, I didn't at all guess who the killer was, but it droned on a little. Ordeal by Innocence: 7.5/10 Stars. The first Christie novel that I figured out who the killer was. Interesting story, definitely keeps you guessing as to who did it.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Alan

    Two out of three ain't bad. Three Christie books in one isn't a bad deal. I will review these novels separately, but quickly, Crooked House is decent, very well liked by most, but not a personal favorite; Ordeal by Innocence is very solid, but Seven Dials is on my list of "least favorite Christie stories".

  7. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Johnson

    I have never read Agatha Christie before. Picked this one up at a used book store, and can see why she's a likeable read. Will give her more chances to impress whenever I'm looking for something light. Also, love Miss Marple pbs series- another reason I thought I'd pick up one of her books. Fun dialogue, good twists, solveable crimes...all together worthwhile.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Marcie

    Another fantastic who-done-it by the master herself. Agatha Christie delivers all the elements of the classic mystery that made her books great. A must read for any Christie fan. In the foreward she admits this was one of her personal favorites. I can see why!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    I just love Agatha Christie!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Mary Tonks

    Finished The Seven Dials Mystery. Lots of suspense and red herrings, and I was fooled! Very good reading!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Luce Cronin

    great anthology for any Christie fan!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Suzy

  13. 4 out of 5

    Bubbles

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ingrid Nel

  15. 5 out of 5

    Steve

  16. 4 out of 5

    Nana

  17. 4 out of 5

    Mistressofmetal Angel

  18. 4 out of 5

    Kayla Coplin

  19. 4 out of 5

    Suzi

  20. 4 out of 5

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  21. 4 out of 5

    Donna

  22. 4 out of 5

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  23. 5 out of 5

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  24. 5 out of 5

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  25. 4 out of 5

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  26. 4 out of 5

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  27. 5 out of 5

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  28. 4 out of 5

    Suleiman kareem

  29. 5 out of 5

    Wyle E

  30. 5 out of 5

    Debbie De steno

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