The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

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 identifying the widow's blackmailer. King's Abbot is crawling with suspects, including a nervous butler, Ackroyd's wayward stepson, and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Cecil Ackroyd, who has taken up residence in the victim's home. It's now up to the famous detective Hercule Poirot, who has retired to King's Abbot to garden, to solve the case of who killed Roger Ackroyd--a task in which he is aided by the village doctor and narrator, James Sheppard, and by Sheppard's ingenious sister, Caroline.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is the book that made Agatha Christie a household name and launched her career as a perennial bestseller. Originally published in 1926, it is a landmark in the mystery genre. It was in the vanguard of a new class of popular detective fiction that ushered in the modern era of mystery novels.

Title:The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781579126278
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About Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is t


    The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Reviews

  • Madeline

    I went into this book with a bit of an attitude. Roger Ackroyd is the only Agatha Christie book featured on the list of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, and I was skeptical about the List's cl...

  • Mohammed Arabey

    Arabic/English Reviewفي 15 سبتمبر/عيد ميلاد ملكة الجريمة، ذات أعلي مبيعات لمؤلفة في التاريخ، والتي جعلت أجيال "حرفيا; تذك...

  • Brina

    I read mysteries in between denser reads and Dame Christie never disappoints me. As in all of her cases involving Inspector Hercule Poirot, Christie unearths layer upon layer of the case, leaving her ...

  • Adina

    The Murder or Roger Ackroyd is one of the most well-known mysteries written by Agatha Christie and the only one to be featured in the 1001 Books To Read Before You Die list. After having read it I und...

  • Arah-Lynda

    Wow just Wow! Agatha Christie had me from the first page, hook line & sinker and she never lost my attention until the very end. No wonder this is considered to be one of her very best.I do not want t...

  • Bookdragon Sean

    Agatha Christie offers her readers an invite, an invite to come and solve her tantalising murder mystery.It was a real tricky one, though I did have my suspicions very early on. There was a certain em...

  • Aldo Meza

    Nunca había leído a Agatha Christie, así que me puse a leer acerca de ella y review de sus obras para ver cuáles leería.Este libro lo compre por que se considera que su final es uno de los más i...

  • Araz Goran

    لا شك أن هذه الرواية هي من أجمل وأغرب وأعقد ما قرأت لأجاثا...النهاية كانت صادمة وخارجة عن كل التوقعات , وكان الت...

  • Adrian

    My 2018 Review ooh 4.5 starsSo as part of my Hercule Poirot challenge, courtesy of Jessica in "Reading the Detectives", I decided to read this book for the 2nd time in 13 months (why when I have so ma...

  • Bill  Kerwin

    This Hercule Poirot is a genuine tour de force, a classic of the genre, for a very good reason that you will understand perfectly as soon as you have finish reading it....