The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Then, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with a drug overdose. But the evening post brought Roger one last fatal... show more
Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Then, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with a drug overdose. But the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information. Unfortunately, before he could finish reading the letter, he was stabbed to death.
Publish date: February 1st 2011
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 286
Edition language: English
Series: Hercule Poirot (#4)
Updated: December 2019. This book still is for me the best murder mystery I have read. Christie totally deserves all of the accolades she got for this book. I loved every minute of it and the set-up. I still gasped when we have our Poirot deducing who killed Roger Ackroyd. I started reading Agath...
This novel contains all the elements of a fun mystery: a murder in a locked room, a knife from the back, a country house, a group of suspects — each of whom arouses suspicion one way or another, a cozy English village complete with gossiping busybodies, and an all-knowing detective. Just the type of...
What can I say about this book that hasn´t been said before innumerable times. This is an excellent mystery, the plot is cleverly crafted and it simply is one of Christie´s best. And yet it isn´t one of my favorite mysteries by Dame Agatha and I don´t know exactly the reason for my feeling so. One...
"The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd" came highly recommended as an antidote to my fairly disappointing read of the 1966 Poirot novel, "Third Girl", I'd been told that the "Murder of Roger Ackroyd" written forty years earlier when both Poirot and Christie were in their prime, would give me a taste of the r...
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