Murder at the Manor: An Agatha Christie Lost Classics Omnibus
- Publish Date: 2003-12-21
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Agatha Christie
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.