The Aldens learn that their housekeeper has to sell her childhood home, the Crooked House, because she cannot afford to keep it. The Aldens learn that there is a riddle surrounding the house, and if the can solve it, there might be a treasure to be found!
IN THE CHILLING TRADITION of Daphne du Maurier and with the acuity of Kate Atkinson comes an atmospheric psychological thriller about an isolated British village and the sinister abandoned house that holds the key to its most shameful secrets. Alison is as close to anonymous as you can get: she has no ties and no home, and her only anchors are her boyfriend and her small backroom job in publishing. Which is exactly how she wants it. Because once, Alison was a teenager named Esme who lived in a remote, dilapidated house by a bleak estuary with her parents and three siblings. One night something terrible happened in the family’s crooked house, leaving Alison the only survivor. In order to escape from the horror she witnessed, she moved away from the village, changed her name, and cut herself off from her past. But now her boyfriend has invited her to a wedding being held in her old hometown, which means returning there for the first time since that night. She decides that she’s never going to overcome the trauma of what happened to her without confronting it, so she accepts his invitation. But soon Alison realizes that the events of that night left their awful mark not just on her but on the entire village, and she begins to suspect that everyone there might somehow be implicated in her family’s murder. Christobel Kent’s The Crooked House is a haunting thriller about one woman’s search for the truth about her past through a closed community full of dark secrets.
Sir Stalwart and Emerald set off for an ancient lord's house known as Smealey Hall, where they believe the source of evil - in the form of murder - lies, and along the way they are joined by Badger, a Blade-in-training.
Убит крепкий старик, глава семьи, который обеспечил состоянием всех многочисленных родственников. Кому выгодна его смерть? Разгадка где-то на поверхности, и следить за перепетиями сюжета читателю помогут подробные комментарии и словарь, данный в конце книги.
HAUNTED HOUSE NOVEL FROM BRAM STOKER AWARD WINNING AUTHOR JOE MCKINNEY In this republican country, amid the fluctuating waves of our social life, somebody is always at the drowning point. Those words were true when Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote them in 1851, and they were true in 1933, when a fire burned half of Crook House to the ground, taking James Crook's wife and two sons with it. A disgraced bootlegger and former pro baseball player, James Crook returned from prison to find his house, and his life, a pile of cinders. Broken and insane, he rebuilt Crook House, putting his pain and loneliness into every timber. But Hawthorne's words are still true today, and nobody knows that better than Dr. Robert Bell, who has just moved into Crook House as part of his hiring package from a small Texas college. He soon discovers that Crook House is more than just a new beginning for himself and Sarah and their daughter Angela. For the Bell family, Crook House is a place where the past still lives, and its horrors waiting for the next drowning man. "A rising star on the horror scene." - FEAR NET
A fiendish LOCKED ROOM MYSTERY from the Japanese master of the genre. Never before available in English. By the author of the acclaimed Tokyo Zodiac Murders. The Crooked House sits on a snowbound cliff overlooking icy seas at the remote northern tip of Japan. A curious place for the millionaire Kozaburo Hamamoto to build a house, but even more curious is the house itself - a disorienting maze of sloping floors and strangely situated staircases, full of bloodcurdling masks and uncanny, lifesize dolls. When a man is found dead in one of the mansion's rooms, murdered in seemingly impossible circumstances, the police are called. But they are unable to solve the puzzle, and powerless to protect the party of house guests as more bizarre deaths follow. Enter Kiyoshi Mitarai, the renowned sleuth, famous for unmasking the culprit behind the notorious Umezawa family massacre. Surely if anyone can crack these cryptic murders he will. But you have all the clues too - can you solve the mystery of the murders in The Crooked House first?
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TWO BESTSELLING MYSTERIES IN ONE GREAT PACKAGE! From the Queen of Mystery, The Man in the Brown Suit, in which a young woman makes a dangerous decision to investigate a shocking “accidental” death she witnesses at a London tube station, and Crooked House, where Charles Hayward must solve a devastating family mystery. THE MAN IN THE BROWN SUIT Pretty, young Anne came to London looking for adventure. In fact, adventure comes looking for her—and finds her immediately at Hyde Park Corner tube station. Anne is present on the platform when a thin man, reeking of mothballs, loses his balance and is electrocuted on the rails. The Scotland Yard verdict is accidental death. But Anne is not satisfied. After all, who was the man in the brown suit who examined the body? And why did he race off, leaving a cryptic message behind: "17-122 Kilmorden Castle"? Twisty, clever, and intriguing, The Man in the Brown Suit showcases Agatha Christie once again at her very best. CROOKED HOUSE The Leonides are one big happy family living in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. That is until the head of the household, Aristide, is murdered with a fatal barbiturate injection. Suspicion naturally falls on the old man’s young widow, fifty years his junior. But the murderer has reckoned without the tenacity of Charles Hayward, fiancé of the late millionaire’s granddaughter.
Quirky private investigator Erica Coleman is no stranger to murder and mystery—which is why her best friend's daughter Megan is confident in Erica's unique ability to unravel a disturbing mystery developing in the ramshackle old house she shares with her college roommates, Liz and Beth.In the quaint historic district of Dover, Delaware, lies Crooked House—an apt name for the once– magnificent home. Following an alarming rise in the number of “accidents” surrounding Liz, the girls enlist Erica's help to stop the mysterious assailant. Soon the mishaps become blatant attempts on Liz's life, and Erica's initial skepticism disappears when things go from disturbing to deadly. As she uncovers a tangled web of love, money, and greed, Erica must draw upon her investigative prowess to crack the case before she becomes an unwitting victim herself . . .
Combine the thought-provoking time travel of When You Reach Me with the humorous storytelling of Lemony Snicket, and you get a wholly original journey through time, space, and the depths of the human heart. This is a story of things that are not possible. It's not possible for Amy to see spirits. (She does.) It's not possible that Amy and Moo can communicate using only their minds. (They do.) It's not possible to time-travel. (Yet.) And it's definitely not possible that witches exist. (Seriously?) None of these things are possible. (Until now . . .)
There was a crooked man, who lived with a crooked cat and a crooked mouse all together in a little crooked house. But when their surroundings cause them havoc they have to keep moving ... again and again and again. Grand illustrations accompany this wonderful story in which the crooked man and his friends finally find a home. Now available in paperback for the first time.
The Crooked House A woman appears at the old house a war veteran has purchased and is rehabbing, wins his friendship, and moves in with him, only to destroy him and move on. The Man We Never Knew A reputable woman weakens under the influence of alcohol and sextwicelosing her career, family, everything!
The Devil Take a Crooked House, Tom O'Leary's long-awaited second book, is like Fool at the Funeral, awash with ribaldry, blarney, and winning Irish formality which references the tragic. It cannot be mistaken for the work of any other writer. Tomas O'Leary is a poet, translator, musician, singer, artist and expressive therapist. He has published three books of poetry, most recently A Prayer for Everyone. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusettts.
Pikadon's stairways lead nowhere. Its doors open to reveal solid, impenetrable walls. Its hallways form an unsolvable, twisting maze. Against its colossal structure people seem as insubstantial as ghosts. Pikadon is full of ghosts. Once the sun goes down, the labyrinthine corridors are haunted by the shambling, moaning dead. Blind and deaf, crippled, skin shredded by atomic blasts, the imprisoned dead stalk the imprisoned living.