The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot) (Paperback)

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A masterpiece of a mystery. Christie will make you think from beginning to end and question everything. The shocking ending left me reading the book twice in a row, just make sure you avoid any spoilers! Hercule Poirot is one of the most endearing detectives and you will want more of his antics when you are done. This novel made me fall in love with the mystery genre and shows off Christie's talents as the true Queen of Crime.

— Cari

Description


One of Agatha Christie’s most famous novels, featuring her beloved detective Hercule Poirot—and her most surprising twist.
 


The story that made Agatha Christie famous ends with one of her most dramatic twists. The villagers of King’s Abbot are shocked when a wealthy local widow commits suicide and the very next day her fiancé, Roger Ackroyd, is stabbed to death. Dr. James Sheppard, the local physician, discovers the body of his friend and narrates the ensuing hunt for the killer. All the guests and staff at Ackroyd's country house seem to have solid alibis—except for his missing stepson. But as the authorities home in on their most obvious suspect, the recently retired detective Hercule Poirot unexpectedly turns up and joins the fray. Dr. Sheppard gamely assists the legendary Poirot as he untangles one of the most fiendish mysteries in Christie’s extensive oeuvre.
 

About the Author


AGATHA CHRISTIE (1890–1976) was born in Devon, England. She wrote more than 70 books and 150 short stories, as well as works for stage and screen. Her novel And Then There Were None is considered the world's bestselling mystery novel, and her play The Mousetrap is the longest-running play in London theater history.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780593466360
ISBN-10: 0593466365
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: January 4th, 2022
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Hercule Poirot