The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries #4) (Paperback)

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I recommend this book left and right because it's just such a superb example of the ridiculous prowess of the one, the only, the original queen of crime. The tale she weaves and the final reveal are nothing short of ingenious, especially when you consider how long ago she was killing the game (no pun intended). You think you know where she's going with this one and then BAM. Fooled you. All hail!  -Vanessa

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Description


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.

About the Author


Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976, after a prolific career spanning six decades.

Praise For…


“A classic—the book has worthily earned its fame.”
— Irish Independent (Ireland)

“One of the landmarks of detective literature.”
— H. R. F. Keating, Crime & Mystery: The 100 Best Books

“Agatha Christie had a mind like a mousetrap and taught me, in novels like The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, the pleasure of literary surprise.”
— William Dietrich, New York Times bestselling author of the Ethan Gage Historical Adventures William Dietrich, New York Times bestselling author of the Ethan Gage Historical Adventures William Dietrich, New York Times bestselling author of the Ethan Gage


Product Details
ISBN: 9780062073563
ISBN-10: 0062073567
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: February 2011
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Hercule Poirot Mysteries