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Christie, Agatha
Crooked House.
Collins Crime Club, London, 1949. First British edition of one of Christie's favorites among her works. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Agatha Christie on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed. Christie's Crooked House tells the tale of the Leonides family, three generations living together in the same house dominated by wealthy and overbearing patriarch, Aristide Leonides. After Aristide is poisoned by his own eye medicine, his daughter's suitor, Charles Hayward, calls on his father, the Assistant Commissioner of Scotland Yard, to apprehend his killer. "'Pure pleasure' was how the author described the writing of this, which was long planned, and remained one of her favourites. As the title implies, this is a family murder - and a very odd family indeed" (Robert Barnard). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]

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