The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4) by Agatha Christie

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4) Read Online Free - 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 (Hercule Poirot, #4)
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ISBN : 1579126278
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 pages


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Mohammed rated it ★★★★★

January 23, 2018

Arabic/English Review في 15 سبتمبر/عيد ميلاد ملكة الجريمة، ذات أعلي مبيعات لمؤلفة في التاريخ، والتي جعلت أجيال "حرفيا; تذكر ما ذكرته بريفيو سابق عن أنها مؤلفة والدتي المفضلة" تخمن دائما من الفاعل في 16 سبتمبر/جودريدز يرشح لي تلك الرواية كأكبر مفاجأة بنهايتها في 17 سبتمبر/تم العثور علي السيد روجر أكر...


Madeline rated it ★★★★★

August 03, 2016

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 claim that this was the only Christie book worth reading. But, as much as it pains me to say this,...


Brina rated it ★★★★☆

March 04, 2017

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 readers guessing until the very end. Just when you think whodunit, she throws in a twist by revea...


Arah-Lynda rated it ★★★★★

August 15, 2016

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 to say too much about this book, I mean the title pretty much tells you what it is about and t...


Bookdragon Sean rated it ★★★★☆

November 11, 2017

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 emphasis on a tiny bit of information that we didn’t really need to know that gave the game away. I...


Araz rated it ★★★★★

July 20, 2017

لا شك أن هذه الرواية هي من أجمل وأغرب وأعقد ما قرأت لأجاثا... النهاية كانت صادمة وخارجة عن كل التوقعات , وكان التشويق سيد الموقف في كل صفحة من صفحات الرواية هذه الرواية إبداع حقيقي من السيدة أجاثا... أنصحكم بها يا أصدقاء..


Hajar rated it ★★★★★

December 03, 2017

Dear Agatha Christie, You tricked my mind with style and I love you for it! xx Terrific, outstanding, spectacular, and everything in between… What can I say about this book that hasn’t already been said? It’s brilliant, simply and utterly brilliant! This book is the reason why Agatha Christie’s my all...


Ebookwormy1 rated it ★★★★★

February 09, 2017

Just finished a re-read of this classic. I remember the first time I read it, the twist at the end knocked my socks off! My second thought was: "Agatha Christie understands evil in a way that is a little frightening!" This time through, I remembered how it turns out (which is not always the case!)...


Sanjay rated it ★★★★☆

December 30, 2015

A mystery that lasts till the last page and ends with an unprecedented plot twist. One of the favorite books that I read in 2015. Nothing much can be said about the story or plot, or anything for that matter, without dropping a major spoiler. But trust me, it's bloody clever. Agatha Christie will...


Bill rated it ★★★★☆

January 08, 2018

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.





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