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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd ❮Reading❯ ➹ The Murder of Roger Ackroyd ➱ Author Agatha Christie – Thomashillier.co.uk Considered to be one of Agatha Christie s most controversial mysteries, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd breaks all the rules of traditional mystery writing The peaceful English village of King s Abbot is Considered to be one of Agatha of Roger eBook ´ Christie s most controversial mysteries, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd breaks all the rules of traditional mystery writing The peaceful English village of King s Abbot is stunned First, the attractive widow Ferrars dies from an overdose of veronal Not twenty four hours later, Roger Ackroyd the man she had planned to marry is murdered It is a baffling, complex case involving blackmail, suicide, and violent death, a cast that taxes Hercule Poirot s The Murder PDF \ little grey cells before he reaches one of the most startling conclusions of his fabled career.

  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  • Agatha Christie
  • English
  • 15 September 2019
  • 1579126278

About the Author: Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels of Roger eBook ´ under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie MallowanAgatha Christie is the best selling author of all time She wrote crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and six novels under a pseudonym in Romance Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and a billion in translation According to Index Translationum, she remains the most translated individual author, having been translated into The Murder PDF \ at least languages She is the creator of two of the most enduring figures in crime literature Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple and author of The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the history of modern theatre Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, UK as the youngest of three The Millers had two other children Margaret Frary Miller , called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha s senior, and Louis Montant Miller Murder of Roger eBook ¸ , called Monty, ten years older than Agatha Before marrying and starting a family in London, she had served in a Devon hospital during the First World War, tending to troops coming back from the trenches During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison During the Second World War, she worked as a pharmacy assistant at University College Hospital, London, acquiring a good knowledge of poisons which feature in many of her novelsHer first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in During her first marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazinesIn late , Agatha s husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with another woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce On December the couple quarreled, and Archie Christie left their house, Styles, in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to spend the weekend with his mistress at Godalming, Surrey That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven daysIn , Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan Sir Max from after joining him in an archaeological dig Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie s death in Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories Christie s travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East Other novels such as And Then There Were None were set in and around Torquay, where she was born Christie s novel Murder on the Orient Express was written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, the southern terminus of the railway The hotel maintains Christie s room as a memorial to the author The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence in , is now in the care of the National TrustChristie often stayed at Abney Hall in Cheshire, which was owned by her brother in law, James Watts She based at least two of her stories on the hall the short story The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, and the novel After the Funeral Abney Hall became Agatha s greatest inspiration for country house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plotsTo honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year Honours The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club Wikipedia entry for Agatha Christie.



10 thoughts on “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

  1. Madeline Madeline says:

    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, I think the List is right on this one At least a little I m definitely not suggesting that you should read this book and then never pick up a Christie novel ever again, but if you find yourself in a s 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, I think the List is right on this one At least a little I m definitely not suggesting that you should read this book and then never pick up a Christie novel ever again, but if you find yourself in a situation where you re going to spend a month on a desert island and can only bring one book, and the only books you ve been offered are from the Agatha Christie canon, you should pick this one The ending which I will not discuss in explicit detail for fear of spoilers is what makes this a 5 star book Let me assure you you will not guess who the murderer is Never ever ever When the murderer is revealed, you will not believe When the murderer goes on to explain his her actions, you will continue to not believe it Only by rereading certain important passages will you start to realize that the answer was in front of you all the time, and you couldn t see it It s a testament to Christie s skill as a writer that this is accomplished And, having now read a Miss Marple mystery, I m going to choose a side I m officially Team Hercule He is silly and self centered and ridiculous and funny and all I want to do is pinch his cheeks and then go sit in a cafe with him and eat croissants My favorite part of the book is when Poirot makes his grand entrance The narrator, Dr Sheppard, is in his garden when someone throws a vegetable marrow over the wall A second later, the doctor s new neighbor pokes his egg shaped head, partially covered with suspiciously black hair, two immense mustaches, and a pair of watchful eyes over the garden wall and attempts to explain himself I demand of you a thousand pardons, monsieur I am without defense For some months now I cultivate the marrows This morning suddenly I enrage myself with the marrows I send them to promenade themselves alas not only mentally but physically I seize the biggest I hurl him over the wall Monsieur, I am ashamed I prostrate myself

  2. Brina Brina says:

    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 revealing a key clue that only Poirot could have thought of Occasionally, I guess the criminal, but other times I am left stumped This time, in The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Christie leaves me hanging until 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 revealing a key clue that only Poirot could have thought of Occasionally, I guess the criminal, but other times I am left stumped This time, in The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Christie leaves me hanging until her final paragraphs, creating a thrilling case In this particular case Dr James Sheppard meets his old friend Roger Ackroyd for supper and minutes later Ackroyd is found murdered To solve this particular crime involving blackmail, drugs, and forced marriages, Ackroyd s niece Flora turns to Hercule Poirot to get to the bottom of the murder As in the other of his cases that I have read, Poirot just happens to be in the area because he is either retired or on a holiday Here, he claims to be doing Miss Ackroyd a favor and states that this is his last case, which, of course, it is not Just as in the other Poirot tales I have read, he uses his little gray cells, stumps the local police, irks the local populace who are happy to be rid of the little Belgian man, yet solves each case in ways that most detectives are not capable of achieving I am attempting to read primarily women authors during March, Women s History Month This month would not be complete without an Agatha Christie mystery because she remains the standard that many modern mystery writers strive to attain Roger Ackroyd was definitely a captivating Christie case but not quite at the level for me as Orient Express was I am enthralled by Poirot s manner of solving cases, but I must space them out so that his mannerisms and humor do not stale for me Yet, Christie is still Christie, and this case rates a sparkling 4 stars

  3. Jaline Jaline says:

    This is one of the cleverest mysteries I have ever read The plot is dazzling and its execution is flawless I was drawn into the mystery so easily and, despite following all of Hercule Poirot s little ideas as he calls them , despite all the subtle clues to decipher, this story and its ending were a complete surprise.No spoilers ahead although there are a couple of very obscure clues In this novel, Hercule Poirot has retired to a small village, and when a murder is committed coupled w This is one of the cleverest mysteries I have ever read The plot is dazzling and its execution is flawless I was drawn into the mystery so easily and, despite following all of Hercule Poirot s little ideas as he calls them , despite all the subtle clues to decipher, this story and its ending were a complete surprise.No spoilers ahead although there are a couple of very obscure clues In this novel, Hercule Poirot has retired to a small village, and when a murder is committed coupled with the possible blackmail of another person close to the murder victim, one of the family requests Hercule Poirot s help in discovering the truth behind the mystery Hastings Poirot s chronicler and helper in past mysteries is in Argentina, so Poirot asks the local doctor if he would be willing to assist him Dr Shepherd is thrilled to be asked as the life of a country doctor is tedious at times and he sees it as an opportunity.There are several household members, all of whom are suspects there are also a few of the household staff in the suspect category.Despite the large cast of characters and the various clues attached to certain people, I found it very easy to keep track of everyone, including the clues, motives, and where everyone was at the crucial times Dr Shepherd is very good at keeping notes and then transcribing them for our benefit afterward.What am I saying Of course it was Agatha Christie behind it all and what a brilliant little masterpiece she created with this novel I am only 4 books along in her Hercule Poirot series and I can see very clearly why she is in the upper echelons of the best mystery writers of all time

  4. Adina Adina says:

    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 understand why it is so well praised As with all her mysteries, it leaves you guessing until the end who the killers is and in this particular case, the way the murderer was unraveled was particularly interesting Sadly for me, I already knew who the killer was as I accidently found out from an audio 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 understand why it is so well praised As with all her mysteries, it leaves you guessing until the end who the killers is and in this particular case, the way the murderer was unraveled was particularly interesting Sadly for me, I already knew who the killer was as I accidently found out from an audio course on Crime and mystery novels Because of that, a large part of the book s appeal was lost for me However, I can still appreciate the unique way this novel was thought out I don t want to say any so I do not spoil anything for the ones that still haven t read it If you enjoy Agatha Christie s novels this one is a must

  5. Kylie D Kylie D says:

    It s been many years since this book was released, but it s still a cut above what s being published today Iconic detective Hercule Poirot has retired to the country, but is drawn in to solve a murder With an ingenious plot, wonderful characters, and an ending that you will never guess, we are again reminded why Agatha Christie is the master at plotting intricate mysteries that all others can only aspire to.

  6. Arah-Lynda Arah-Lynda says:

    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 to go too much further into any details runs the risk of spoilers If there are others out there, like me, who are late in the game of reading this I do not want to spoil that experience for them in any way.T 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 to go too much further into any details runs the risk of spoilers If there are others out there, like me, who are late in the game of reading this I do not want to spoil that experience for them in any way.This is only the second Agatha Christie book I have read and my first Hercule Poirot Know this, you will not be bored I spent my time while reading trying to figure out who did the dastardly deed Not It wasn t until right near the end that I thought It can t be I love when that happens I want to go back and read it again, just to see how many clues I missed along the way If you have not as yet taken the Agatha Christie plunge, look no further This is the one.Highly Recommended

  7. Sean Barrs Sean Barrs says:

    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 It added little to the story and, for me, only had the purpose of giving her killer an excuse not to be the killer So it was obviously that person Most readers seem to have been utterly dumbfounded at t 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 It added little to the story and, for me, only had the purpose of giving her killer an excuse not to be the killer So it was obviously that person Most readers seem to have been utterly dumbfounded at the reveal but I spotted it a mile of, perhaps only because I have seen the same device used in a book by another author I m not going to mention the name of the book because it will give it all away Nevertheless, when it was finally confirmed it still brought me a great deal of delight The actual murder event was ever so discreet, tucked in between two paragraphs in plain sight that will always be missed on an initial read It was the editor afterward that drew my attention to the piece of text, and despite my suspicions I still missed it when I read it the first time When I went back to read it though I noticed exactly how subtle Christie has been it is exceedingly clever writing that s for sure The real success of Christie s writing is her narrative drive It is impossible to read this in a slow leisurely manner I found myself storming through pages and chapters at an alarming rate I actually read the entire novel in one evening and pretty much in one sitting Christie gives you just enough information to keep you second guessing yourself but not enough to finally confirm your suspicions, at least, until that memorable reveal the grand unmasking of her killer Poirot knew all along he was just keeping the killer as close as possible for as long as possible, baiting him the entire time In the mode of modernism, Christie s prose is deceptively simple It pushes ever forward, picking up speed, as it heads towards the climax a single line of dialogue that has, no doubt, dropped the jaw of many a reader She also explores the psychological state of her characters and demonstrates awareness of Freud s theories of psychoanalysis It allowed her to get way with so much here and Poirot uses it too when he considers the possible murder motives his line of suspects could have Overall, a brilliant book This will not be the last Agatha Christie novel I read

  8. Bill Kerwin Bill Kerwin says:

    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.

  9. Phrynne Phrynne says:

    I saw a few reviews, before I read this book, saying it was the best Agatha Christie they had read and I think I agree I raced through it in a few hours though still making sure I absorbed every fact and every clue.Not that it did me any good I had plenty of ideas as to who the murderer might be but in the end none of them were correct Poirot kept his secrets right to the end and only then did things become clear It was actually an amazing conclusion to a really excellent story.Thoroughly en I saw a few reviews, before I read this book, saying it was the best Agatha Christie they had read and I think I agree I raced through it in a few hours though still making sure I absorbed every fact and every clue.Not that it did me any good I had plenty of ideas as to who the murderer might be but in the end none of them were correct Poirot kept his secrets right to the end and only then did things become clear It was actually an amazing conclusion to a really excellent story.Thoroughly enjoyable and yes, one of the best Christie novels I have read

  10. Adrian Adrian says:

    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 many books I want to read I don t know, but I did Was I disappointed, oh no, if anything I m seriously thinking of upping it to 5 stars Despite a gap of only 13 months , I got so much from this re read In fact I ve obviously read so much in that intervening time, that it took me over 3 4 of the bo 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 many books I want to read I don t know, but I did Was I disappointed, oh no, if anything I m seriously thinking of upping it to 5 stars Despite a gap of only 13 months , I got so much from this re read In fact I ve obviously read so much in that intervening time, that it took me over 3 4 of the book to guess who had done it.I m not going into any spoiler details but it is superbly written with so many red herrings and false clues So so well done Maybe a third time, but give me a few years.My 2017 Review 4 starsWhere to start, well I saw a few other people wanted to read this as a Buddy read, so whilst on a Miss Marple kick challenge I thought why not I cannot remember ever having read this or even seeing it as a TV adaptation and did not guess the ending until right at the very end.The central characters of Dr Sheppard and his sister Caroline are excellent, with the Dr playing the Hastings role for Poirot I think the story is well constructed with many twists and turns, and overall generally good i ve given it 4 stars , I was just a little sad at the end Read it and find out

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