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)
The house next door, The Larches, has recently been taken by a stranger. To Caroline’s extreme annoyance, she has not been able to find out anything about him, except that he is a foreigner. The Intelligence Corps has proved a broken reed. Presumably the man has milk and vegetables and joints of mea...
That was awesome! No wonder it caused sensation when it was published.
In brief: What fun! I expect The Queen of Mystery to be great, but I was surprised about how much I enjoyed this one. I've read a Christie standalone and a couple of Miss Marple's but this was my first Poirot. This one had some humor that made me chuckle, Poirot was a bit more charming than Marple...
In the village of King's Abbot, a widow's sudden suicide sparks rumors that she murdered her first husband, was being blackmailed, and was carrying on a secret affair with the wealthy Roger Ackroyd. The following evening, Ackroyd is murdered in his locked study--but not before receiving a letter ide...
Rating: 5 StarsThis was my first Hercule Poirot novel I read when I first got into Agatha Christie, 5 years ago. Actually it was my mom who recommended it to me. Anyway...I loved this book and I totally fell in love with Mr. Poirot's style for detecting."Always trust the little gray cells!"The end...