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)
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...
Oh my...that was so much fun. So. Much.
About halfway through I figured out who did it. I´m super excited. Nonetheless I´m a bit disappointed by the ending, because [spoiler] I really liked the murderer. [/spoiler] But then, it´s been so nice to revisit Poirot, who is as odd, brilliant and eccentric as ever: "Hercule Poirot does ...
"The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" was written by Agatha Christie in 1926, and (still) in 2013 it was rated by the Crime Writers Assotiation as the best detective story ever written. And very good, and well written, it is certainly. Five stars is the only option! Agatha Christie puts you on the wrong leg...
Continuing with my audio re-read of Agatha's golden age mysteries, I listened to this one. I am positive I had either read it, or had been spoilered at some point, because I had the niggling suspicion as to the solution of this mystery quite early in the book. This would be unusual, given the inte...