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El Asesinato de Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot #4)

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Mrs. Ferrari ha muerto víctima de una sobredosis de somníferos. Hace un año, su marido murió al parecer de una gastritis aguda. Carolina Sheppard, la hermana del médico del pueblo, sospecha que fue envenenado. Poco después, Roger Ackroyd, el terrateniente de la villa, aparece muerto con una daga tunecina clavada en la espalda. ¿Estarán las tres muertes relacionadas?. ¿Tend ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Rba Libros (first published 1926)
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Jennifer Oberth I would also say yes, they'll appeal to you. It's not like trying to read Shakespeare where you need a translation for every line. I just finished…moreI would also say yes, they'll appeal to you. It's not like trying to read Shakespeare where you need a translation for every line. I just finished reading 'Mousetrap' and had no problem following everything and I didn't struggle to do so. I highly recommend Agatha Christie.

And don't watch that 'Doctor Who' episode until you've read 'Murder on the Orient Express' - spoilers.(less)
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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 ...more
Just finished a re-read of this classic. I remember the first time I read it, the twist at the end knocked my socks off! My second thought was: "Agatha Christie understands evil in a way that is a little frightening!"

This time through, I remembered how it turns out (which is not always the case!), and was able to watch the clues with the murderer in mind. An astonishingly masterful piece of work.

When it was first published, in 1926, this book caused quite a stir, because no one had ever used thi
mark monday
Choose Your Own Adventure!

You are a country doctor living in a cozy English village - and your friend has been murdered! Suspects abound. Whispers and secrets and dastardly blackmail surround you. Your sister prattles on. The situation becomes increasingly aggravating and even worse, your nosy and very foreign neighbor decides to make your private business his own. His bizarre Belgian behavior soon becomes quite intolerable. Whatever is a country doctor to do?

If you decide to take a nice long tr
Richard Reviles Censorship Always in All Ways

The Publisher Says: In the village of King's Abbot, a widow's sudden suicide sparks rumors that she murdered her first husband, was being blackmailed, and was carrying on a secret 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. King's Abbot is crawling with suspects, includin
Leída en dos sentadas, es una de las novelas de misterio que más me han gustado. La verdad es que no es un género que lea normalmente, pero sí que me va conquistando poco a poco, y creo que es la novela justa para hacer que me enamore del género y continúe con él durante más tiempo.

A Agatha Christie tan solo la había catado con Diez negritos, y pese a gustarme, eché en falta un final que cambiase completamente la historia. Y El asesinato de Roger Ackroyd lo ha conseguido. Cada detalle está medid
Mashael Alamri
قررت ترتيب مكتبتي ( المخربطه ) فسحبت الرواية هذه وقلت في نفسي من زمان عن أغاثا كريستي (مع إني كنت مغرمه فيها ) جلست ع الأرض جنب المكتبه قلبت في الكتاب قليلاً وبعدين بديت أقراء لم أعيده إلا حينما عرفت من قتل (روجر أكرويد) فعلاً أغاثا عجيبه في الحبكات الكل متهم والكل لديه دوافع قتل التفاصيل الصغيره للجريمة تهتم بها الغوص داخل أعماق الشخصيات الحس الفكاهي اللذيذ الوصف الدقيق غير الممل للأماكن كل ذلك يجعل من روايات أغاثا كريستي أفلام على الورق :)

إستمتعت وتمنيت لو أنني أقتني باقي روايات أغاثا كريستي
سجلّوا عنى , دا من أقصر المراجعات اللى هكتبها لكن أظن إنه يوفى بالغرض و يوصل قصدى كويس أوى :

الرواية دى عبقرية و مذهلة لدرجة انها تستحق فعلا انها تكون بداية التعامل بين أجاثا كريستى و بين دار النشر اللى فضلت تنشرلها رواياتها لمدة تزيد عن خمسين سنة :)
Barry Pierce
Another all-round enjoyable Christie novel and the first time that I've ever guessed whodunnit! I'm getting good at these. Memorable for a twist ending that may cause kidney failure in the unknowing reader.
Kat Kennedy
She got me! That cheeky beeotch! She got me!
Sep 13, 2010 Brad rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Chris Simkulet
I love it when a mystery fulfills my desires rather than my expectations, and I have always loved the way that Agatha Christie planted clues so that the careful reader could figure out the mystery. At around page 110 I figured out who the killer was (and I have NO problem with that), but I rejected the thought because, well, it just didn't make sense with what I know about 20s' mystery writing.

Which, apparently, isn't much at all.

Agatha Christie gets much stick for being a bit of Stephen King
L.A. Starks
Amazing book by Christie. Glad this was on the monthly recommendation list for the mystery/thriller/suspense group.
Up until the ending, I really did not understand why this book is widely considered to be the best (or at least the top five) of Christie’s books. Then it happened, and I was like WHAT!?

Actually it was more like a double what, because not only was it a really daring ending, especially for being published in 1926, but I actually guessed the murderer! That has never happened to me before. I am THE WORST at guessing mystery endings. I am gullible and trusting and passive as a reader. Authors: take
Ahhh, the infamous Roger Ackroyd! Christie got ENORMOUS press for her plotting in this one, and a lot of it was NOT good - loads of her regular fans were really PO'd at her for using a twist that "nice" mystery writers of the day (mid-1920s) didn't use. There was even a list of the "Don't" things for a writer including her particular hook in this book, and her flouting that convention angered many other writers (and readers) who felt she didn't "play fair". But the brouhaha really spiked her sal ...more
Chiara Pagliochini
« Prendiamo un uomo, ad esempio, un uomo comune. Un uomo che non ha alcuna idea delittuosa nel cuore. Ma in lui, nelle profondità del suo animo, c’è un punto debole, una tara morale. Questa tara non è mai affiorata e forse non affiorerà mai... »

Credevo che la mia opinione su Agatha Christie, vecchia compagna di liceo, fosse ormai consolidata, cristallizzata. La mia personale classifica piazzava nelle prime due posizioni “Dieci piccoli indiani” e “Assassinio sull’Orient Express”, capolavori indis
Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah*
"You mock yourself at me," said Poiro,t smiling; "but never mind. The old ones they laugh last sometimes, when the young, clever ones do not laugh at all."

Whooooooo was this a whopper of a mindfuck mystery! It had me fully entranced and kept me guessing (wrongly, as usual) as to who the killer was the whole time. And what a surprise the ending was! This book is pure mystery genius. If you read just one book by Agatha Christie, make it this one!
Sanjay Gautam
A mystery that lasts till the last page and ends with an unprecedented plot twist.
I guessed the killer. I feel like a smarty-pants right now :P
Katy Dickinson
From my November 13, 2007 blog

Defending Agatha Christie

A dear friend of mine is no fan of Agatha Christie (1890-1976). He and I are both delighted by Dorothy Sayers (1893-1957) and her creation Lord Peter Wimsey. We have discussed them for many years. But the charm of Dame Agatha and her most famous detective, Hercule Poirot, eludes him. This defense is to present what I have come to like in Agatha Christie's mystery books.

My mother used to read Agatha Chr
Nada MH
إنها حقا مدهشة...
تمتاز قصص أغاثا بالإثارة و باحتوائها على عبرة مفادها أن الشر لابد خاسر..لكن هذه القصة هي أجمل ماكتبت أغاثا على الإطلاق برأيي المتواضع..
تمسك بيدك وتُعرّفك رويدا رويدا على سكان القرية الطيبين مشاكل بعضهم و نزوات بعضهم الآخر ..لكن آخر ما يخطر ببالك أن يُقتل فلان و هنا تبدأ رحلة البحث عن القاتل ...لكل من الشخصيات وجه مخفي ...رغبة دفينة ..ومصلحة ما قد تتحقق باختفاء هذا الشخص..أو تهديد ما قد يزول بزواله...تقنعك بأن القاتل أمامك هاهو ...وتلف حبل المشنقة حول رقبته رويدا ..رويدا ...لكنك
Ms. Christie is famous for her Hercule Poirot series. this is my third book by her and I loved it.

One of the most shocking thing about this book is of course the murderer and how the crime was planned and then executed. I never suspected that person so when it was told who the murderer was, I wondered how could I miss all the signs that were there.

The other thing that I liked in the story was a part where Poirot made everyone confess about a secret that they were trying very hard to hide from
Nandakishore Varma
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I don't care what anyone says, Agatha Christie is a true genius. This classic tale of murder has been rendered immortal in the murder-mystery genre with her smart, innovative and completely unexpected story-telling. Believe me, when I say, you will not see it coming. Yes. That should be the tagline of this story. You will not see it coming

This is my first Hercule Poirot novel. Do all Agatha's books have similar style of solving a murder or is it Poirot's unique style, where he gets in

This was my first Agatha Christie story and, being completely in the dark as to any details, inhaled ‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’ like a breath of fresh, slightly cocoa scented air. This little gem was a swift read, not only because it was utterly enthralling but the writing is comforting, stylish and uncomplicated.

M. Poirot, our hero among men, romanced me with his idiosyncrasies and sexy moustaches (how does he grow not one, but two of those things?). I was amused by this gentleman and follow
Dirk Grobbelaar
As far as I understand, this is one of Agatha Christie's best known works, alongside Murder on the Orient Express and The Mysterious Affair at Styles. There's a lot of hooh-hah surrounding this book, and it is one of the most influential crime novels ever written. Despite the rather formulaic approach I haven't yet come across a Poirot novel I didn't enjoy. These works succeed both as crime novels and period novels and Dame Christie stands alongside Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as one of the greatest ...more
I really didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did. I mean, I like crime/mystery fiction, especially as something to take a break from literature or heart-breaking stuff (Guy Gavriel Kay, I'm looking at you). But I didn't expect to like Agatha Christie's writing so much. This first exposure to her work is due to my Crime Fiction class, which now I'm really excited about, and I'm probably going to look out for more.

It was cleverer than I expected. I'm generally able to guess the plot and motiv
عاشر لقاء مع اجاثا كريستي.
من اروع ما قرأت لأجاثا كريستي علي الاطلاق.
اسلوب سهل ممتنع جمع العبقرية والبساطة لتضع بين ايدينا هذا العمل الرائع.
استمتعت بالاحداث من البداية للنهاية بغض النطر عن النهاية المفاجئة.
الكثير من الشخصيات والكثير من التفاصيل والكثير من الدوافع.
تحتاج الي التركيز والتفكير.
لمن لم يقرأ لأجاثا كريستي من قبل قد تكون هذه بداية مميزة.

سعيدة للغاية بقراءة هذا اللغز ..
ولكني - صراحة - سعيدة أكثر بأن إحساسي قد صدق للمرة الثانية مع أجاثا ..

لا أعلم لماذا شككت فيه هو بالذات !
هل هو مجرد إحساس ؟
أم أني تعلمت من أجاثا بأن القاتل يجتمع فيه غالبا صفات محددة :
أولا أن يكون أبعد شخص عن ذهنك ..
ثانياً أن يحوم حول مسرح الجريمة دائماً ..
ثالثا أن يبدو بدون أي دافع للجريمة..
فليس من الضروري أن يكون القاتل صاحب الدافع الواضح الظاهر للقتل ..

ولكن لا تظن أن هناك منهجية لحل روايات أجاثا ..
فمع أجاثا هناك دائماً الكثير والكثير خلف الكواليس !

الغريب .. إن إ
I hate Agatha Christie for doing this. She always plays with my head as if it was her personal board. I thought that I was smart and that I had figured the real murderer but I was just humoring myself. There is no way that anyone will ever guess the ending of the book… Never Ever Ever Ever. The ending will take you by surprise and you will laugh at yourself because the whole thing was right in front of you all the time. It was that simple. Its only when you re read a few passages you see that an ...more
Mar 07, 2010 Jon rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jon by: KC Public Library 2010 Adult Winter Reading Program 'Readers in
I almost gave this book three stars (or less) because of the ending. I was disgusted with Agatha Christie's cleverness. Up until the last couple of chapters, she strung me along, had me guessing, had me re-reading previous chapters to double-check facts. And them BAM! the last couple of chapters just made me cringe. I won't spoil the ending or what frustrated me so thoroughly.

All the characters were vividly drawn and enthralling. The plot and storytelling delivered page-turning fervor and middl
Linda Inês
Haha! Já precebo porque é que Agatha Christie foi considerada a melhor escritora de livros policiais do século XX! Mal posso esperar para ler mais livros dela.
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Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.

Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is t
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Hercule Poirot (1 - 10 of 43 books)
  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot, #1)
  • The Murder on the Links (Hercule Poirot, #2)
  • Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot, #3)
  • The Big Four (Hercule Poirot, #5)
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