The murder of Roger Ackroyd

Agatha Christie, 1890-1976

Book - 2006

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.

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New York : Black Dog & Leventhal : Distributed by Workman Pub. Co [2006]
Item Description
"A Hercule Poirot mystery."
Originally published: New York : Dodd, Mead & Company, c1926.
Physical Description
288 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Main Author
Agatha Christie, 1890-1976 (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A murder in a small English village leads Hercule Poirot into a strange mystery involving a determined, curious spinster, the local doctor, and a wide range of suspects with possible motives and mysterious relationships.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Voted by the British Crime Writers’ Association as the "Best Crime Novel of all Time"Hercule Poirot comes out of retirement in one of Agatha Christie’s ten favorite novels, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.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 an apparent drug overdose.However the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information, but before he could finish reading the letter, he was stabbed to death. Luckily one of Roger’s friends and the newest resident to retire to this normally quiet village takes over—none other than Monsieur Hercule Poirot.