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

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Agatha Christies indelibly etched characters have entertained millions across the years and a love of her work has brought together generations of readersa singular achievement for any author and an inspiration to writers across the literary landscape. Jacqueline Winspear, New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs novels

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Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published February 11th 2020 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Karen Charlton
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD
by Agatha Christie
I started to read this novel because I'd heard it was one of the most highly-regarded of Christie's books. It's been voted the best crime fiction novel EVER by the British Crime Writers' Association. It doesn't disappoint. I already knew 'whodunnit' before I opened the cover which enhanced the book for me, rather than spoilt it. As a writer myself, I was able to appreciate exactly HOW she set up the crime, the mystery and the shocking denoument at the
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Brett Funderburk
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
classic Aggie C. , can't really ever go wrong with her can you?
Lynn
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime, audiobooks
As is typical of any Christie caper, red herrings, too many suspects and a never saw it coming finale. Just exquisite. ...more
Anthea Ilpide
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Simply mind-blowing!

Brinx
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Yet another stunning classic crime novel from Agatha Christie. Superb characters, a plot full of twists and intrigue.
Megha Shah
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of the best page turner book and no one can guess the end!
aditi
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
it wasn't until the last few pages that i realized what had happened. stayed up til 1am but i regret nothing. absolutely speechless.
Nihal W.
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie is a murder mystery taking place in the village of Kings Abbot. The story has several unique interesting characters all with several motives for murder. The book starts with the death of Mrs. Ferrars who is believed to have murdered her husband, after being blackmailed. Also it was rumored that she was having an affair with Roger Ackroyd. Soon after it is found that Roger Ackroyd was murdered in his locked office and the infamous Hercule Poirot is ...more
Piotr Ratajczak
Oct 23, 2019 rated it liked it
When I was checking what the book is about, I found that because of these book Agatha Christie was closed to be expelled from the Detection Club because she broke some unbreakable rules e.g. answer on question who killed?

The crime scene is placed in Kings Abbot. On the face of it is quiet and peaceful places where people are kind to another but true is much grimmer King's Abbot is place when gossips are bread and butter

I like Hercule Poirot, he is an interesting character but more interesting
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Alyson Miles
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an incredible story! Christie is a fantastic storyteller, and this does not disappoint. If you're looking for a great murder-mystery, I highly recommend this one. It has a unique cast of characters, Hercule Poirot's quirkiness is charming, and the ending was unexpected.
Carol Reads
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Had an inkling at one stage could possibly be X? But was thrown off the scent until the very end!
Mary Huyett
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
What a shocking end! A chilling and most satisfying story.
Rêve
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. One of her best. I did see the twist, though, so it felt like a reread but it is my fault doesn't have to do with Christie's fantastic abilities!
"Christie fooled you"
Amanda
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a twist! I've never read a murder mystery where I couldn't figure out the killer, and quite early on in most cases. This one kept me on my toes until the last few chapters.
Isabel Misquitta-Yip
This week's book recommendation is Agatha Christie's "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd", one of the greatest masterpieces of the mystery genre. It features famed detective Hercule Poirot, as he works with Dr. Sheppard of Kings Abbott, England, to solve the mysterious murder of the wealthiest, and most troublesome, man in town, Mr. Roger Ackroyd. Like most of Christie's novels, there isn't any gore or physical action taking place, but a great deal of intelligent conversations and subtle discussions ...more
Rhiannon
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Eshara Randeniya
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD IS JUST.... wow .. leaves you gaping in the end. Well most of the Agatha Christie books have the capacity to do that but this it is a MASTERPIECE. Agatha Christie makes you tax your little grey cells and leads you into believing oh yes she is the murderer, no him, no I think it's that man and before you know it you have imagined every character as the murderer. But this time it's different and it's a good different! A REALLLLYYYY GOOD DIFFERENT!😉
Christelle
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the second read in this year Agatha Christie reading list and I absolutely loved it. I've always enjoyed reading her books. I have to say The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is my favourite of her books so far. And the twist! Although I had guessed some of the characters' secrets I had DEFINITELY NOT guessed who had killed Roger Ackroyd. Pure genius! Agatha Christie is definitely THE Queen of crime. 🗡🗡🗡 ...more
Gianni
Mar 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
For a book in the early years of Hercule Poirot, this definitely deserves an award. A page-turner, keeps-you-guessing kind of mysteryone I havent had in quite a while. Highly methodical with a suave touch of reverse psychologynothing less expected of my favourite character effectively working on his little grey cells! ...more
Isha
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Whoa. Just whoa. I finished the book in less than 48 hrs. Truly unputdownable! And the ending WILL blow your mind. Guaranteed. I always say that you can never go wrong with an Agatha Christie book, and she always prove me right :)
Caroline
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Classic crime fiction at its best. I actually shouted what?!? out loud while reading, something that I dont think any other crime novel has ever caused me to do before. One that will stay with me after finishing. Subtle and cleverly done, as she does it best. ...more
Lauren
Feb 06, 2020 rated it liked it
First time reading Agatha Christie. Overall it was an enjoyable book - a quick and easy read. Kept me engaged with lots of winding theories - I definitely didn't guess the murderer. Would check out more of her books.
Belinda Bertrand
Feb 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a great mystery and I see why it's considered one of her best.
Apratim Mahapatra
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I had my suspicions about the identity of the one responsible for it all, but still... reading it blew my mind.
Kali Koba
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just incredible. My favorite Poirot yet!
James
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can't think of another book I've read where the penultimate chapter completely changed my enjoyment and subsequent rating of the whole. Fabulous.
Sara Val
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
WHAT.

I have so much to say but I need to process what I just read - brb.
Anthony Levan
You know a who-dun-it is good when the great detective reveals the killer and not only are you surprised, but pleasantly surprised!
Robin
Feb 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: hercule-poirot
It was Dr. Shepard all along. Very disturbing.
Kathleen
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Genuinely one of my favourite Christie stories! Still reads as very modern, all these years after publication.
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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 66 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
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