Crooked House Themes & Motifs

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Faulty Investigations

The investigation into the murder of Aristides is faulty from the beginning. With her childish self-confidence, Josephine insists that she knows more than the police do about the investigation. She also insists that the police are stupid. Her insistence that she knew who had killed her grandfather and her willingness to brag about it should have clued the police in that she could be the one responsible for the death of Aristide. Josephine fits the description of a murderer, the one that Charles’ father gives to him, with the exception of the fact that she is a child. It appears this is one of the aspects in which the police fail in their investigation process. They do not consider Josephine a suspect because she is a child.

Since the police consider Josephine to be a child, they do not question her or her brother about...

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