Cover of: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie

About the Book

Known for its startling reveal, this is the book that changed Agatha Christie’s career.

Roger Ackroyd was a man who knew too much. He knew the woman he loved had poisoned her first husband. He knew someone was blackmailing her – and now he knew she had taken her own life with a drug overdose. Soon the evening post would let him know who the mystery blackmailer was. But Ackroyd was dead before he’d finished reading it – stabbed through the neck where he sat in the study.
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About the Edition

In the quiet village of King's Abbot a widow's suicide has stirred suspicion—and dreadful gossip. There are rumors she murdered her first husband, rumors that she was being blackmailed, rumor that her secret lover was Roger Ackroyd, who was stabbed to death in his study. And there are rumors that his neighbor, Hercule Poirot, doesn't have a clue. Setting up the traditional rules of mystery only to shatter them with glee, Agatha Christie startled fans with this ingeniously tricky whodunit, which remains one of the most famous detective novels ever written and certainly on of the most delightfully controversial. As Dorothy L. Sayers said f it, "It's the reader's business to suspect everyone." And you will.
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First Sentence

MRS. Ferrars died on the night of the 16th-17th September-a Thursday.

Edition Notes

US/CAN

Series
Hercule Poirot (4)
Copyright Date
1954

The Physical Object

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Number of pages
256

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7504494M
Internet Archive
murderofrogerac000agat
ISBN 10
0425173895
ISBN 13
9780425173893
OCLC/WorldCat
406925162
Amazon.com
0425173895
Google
weDMJGr5G7EC
Library Thing
3011
Goodreads
1086338

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