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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha…

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)

by Agatha Christie

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Series: Hercule Poirot Mystery (4)

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Agatha Christie got me on this one. I was puzzling which of these characters committed this murder right to the reveal and the culprit was completely off my radar. The device for how she pulled this off was ingenious who would ever suspect Dr. Watson in a Sherlock Holmes tale? He would be the one character above suspicion

A fun read that encourages me to work a Christie novel in now and again. There are many I have never read.
  phantomswife | Jul 6, 2018 |
Excerpt from my original GR review (Jun 2010):
- Poirot is so clearly the model, or a model, for Peter Seller's Inspector Clouseau. I'm sorry I've only now gotten to this. Monsieur Poirot would never be called modest, would he? Christie's story surprisingly reads fresh, no trippy British dialect. Good pace. The "out" presented to the murderer at the end isn't very satisfying though. ( )
  ThoughtPolice | May 21, 2018 |
Mientras leía el libro pensaba en darle tres estrellas porque, en comparación con otros libros de la misma autora, la chispa y el interés eran muy bajos. Pero, cuando devoraba las últimas 50 páginas del libro, ese interés e incertidumbre crecieron considerablemente y la resolución del caso fue como una estocada al corazón (en el buen sentido).

Debo decir que esa resolución, ese final, han dado un empujón al libro y es que seamos honestos, todo aquel que lee un libro de Christie espera un final sorprendente… y nuevamente la señora ha dado en el clavo. ( )
  JorgeLC | Apr 28, 2018 |
Roger Ackroyd is found murdered in his study and Hercule Poirot gets to exercise all his grey cells to find the killer. This one has a truly original murderer-reveal (or did at its publication - it's possible others have attempted the same now) and I am impressed with how Christie pulls off the subterfuge. I already knew who the killer would turn out to be, so I wasn't on tenterhooks, but I did pick it up to see the mechanics of how she did it. ( )
  -Eva- | Apr 17, 2018 |
I can't lie, this month I've been in such a reading slump. Everything I picked out to read all of a sudden seemed uninteresting. As I plowed my way through another Poirot adventure I released that I was enjoying this mystery more and more. The book kept me guessing until the very end when the murderer was finally revealed. Oh that Ms. Christie, she really did have such a way with murder mystery stories. I look forward to my next Poirot mystery, although who knows when I'll read the next one! ( )
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Christie, Agathaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anthony, NigelReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Arentz, Ronald ArcherTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Barnard, RobertIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Barnard, RogerIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Taylor, Wendell H.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thompson, LauraIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Punkie, who likes an orthodox detective story, murder, inquest, and suspicion falling on everyone in turn!
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Mrs Ferrars died on the night of the 16th-17th September—a Thursday.
Never worry about what you say to a man. They're so conceited that they never believe you mean it if it's unflattering.
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AR level 6.3, 11 pts.
Haiku summary
Murder most cunning
All matter of perspective
Little gray cells win
Retirement doesn't
have to be dull, Poirot finds.
Exercise the mind!
Suicide, blackmail,
murder – Hercule Poirot solves
a puzzling case.

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425200477, Mass Market Paperback)

In the quiet village of King's Abbot a widow's suicide has stirred suspicion - and dreadful gossip. There are rumors she murdered her first husband, rumors she was being blackmailed, and rumors that her secret lover was Roger Ackroyd. Then Ackroyd is found murdered - and all the members of the household stand to gain from his death. Hercule Poirot, who has retired to King's Abbot, is reluctantly drawn into finding a clever and devious killer.

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A widow's sudden suicide sparks rumors that she murdered her first husband, was being blackmailed, and was carrying on a secrey 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. Kings Abbot is crawling with suspects and it's up to famous detective, Hercule Poirot, to solve the case.… (more)

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