The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot #4) by Agatha Christie

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot #4)

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, including a nervous butler, Ackroyd's wayward stepson, and his sister-in-law...


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TitleThe Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot #4)
ISBN9781579126278
Author
Release DateSep 1st, 2006
PublisherBlack Dog & Leventhal Publishers
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Fiction, Crime, Classics
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Reviews The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot #4)

  • Madeline
    2010-06-04
    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...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    2016-09-16
    Arabic/English Reviewفي 15 سبتمبر/عيد ميلاد ملكة الجريمة، ذات أعلي مبيعات لمؤلفة في التاريخ، والتي جعلت أجيال "حرفيا; تذكر ما ذكرته بريفيو سابق عن أنها مؤلفة والدتي المفضلة" تخمن دائما من الفاعلفي 16 سبتمبر/جودريدز يرشح لي تلك الرواية كأكبر مفاجأة بنهايتهافي 1...
  • Brina
    2017-03-03
    I read mysteries in between denser reads and Dame Christie never disappoints me. As in all of her cases involving Inspector Hercule Poirot, Christie unearths layer upon layer of the case, leaving her readers guessing until the very end. Just when you think whodunit, she throws in a twist by revealing a key clue that only Poirot could have thought of. Occasionally, I guess the criminal, but other times I am left stumped. This time, in The Murder o...
  • Adina
    2018-05-14
    The Murder or Roger Ackroyd is one of the most well-known mysteries written by Agatha Christie and the only one to be featured in the 1001 Books To Read Before You Die list. After having read it I understand why it is so well praised. As with all her mysteries, it leaves you guessing until the end who the killers is and in this particular case, the way the murderer was unraveled was particularly interesting. Sadly for me, I already knew who the k...
  • Arah-Lynda
    2016-08-12
    Wow just Wow! Agatha Christie had me from the first page, hook line & sinker and she never lost my attention until the very end. No wonder this is considered to be one of her very best.I do not want to say too much about this book, I mean the title pretty much tells you what it is about and to go too much further into any details runs the risk of spoilers. If there are others out there, like me, who are late in the game of reading this I do not w...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    2017-10-24
    Agatha Christie offers her readers an invite, an invite to come and solve her tantalising murder mystery.It was a real tricky one, though I did have my suspicions very early on. There was a certain emphasis on a tiny bit of information that we didn’t really need to know that gave the game away. It added little to the story and, for me, only had the purpose of giving her killer an excuse not to be the killer. So it was obviously that person. Mos...
  • Araz Goran
    2017-03-18
    لا شك أن هذه الرواية هي من أجمل وأغرب وأعقد ما قرأت لأجاثا...النهاية كانت صادمة وخارجة عن كل التوقعات , وكان التشويق سيد الموقف في كل صفحة من صفحات الروايةهذه الرواية إبداع حقيقي من السيدة أجاثا...أنصحكم بها يا أصدقاء..
  • Aldo Meza
    2018-06-24
    Nunca había leído a Agatha Christie, así que me puse a leer acerca de ella y review de sus obras para ver cuáles leería.Este libro lo compre por que se considera que su final es uno de los más inesperados de la historia, y si que lo es.Me ha encantado la forma de llevar a cabo el desarrollo de la misma, si bien no es de esos libros que no puedes dejar de leer nunca es aburrido, a cada página se destapa un nuevo sospechoso, no sé si así s...
  • Adrian
    2017-03-09
    My 2018 Review ooh 4.5 starsSo as part of my Hercule Poirot challenge, courtesy of Jessica in "Reading the Detectives", I decided to read this book for the 2nd time in 13 months (why when I have so many books I want to read I don't know, but I did). Was I disappointed, oh no, if anything I'm seriously thinking of upping it to 5 stars. Despite a gap of only 13 months , I got so much from this re-read. In fact I've obviously read so much in that in...
  • Phrynne
    2018-07-21
    I saw a few reviews, before I read this book, saying it was the best Agatha Christie they had read and I think I agree! I raced through it in a few hours though still making sure I absorbed every fact and every clue.Not that it did me any good. I had plenty of ideas as to who the murderer might be but in the end none of them were correct. Poirot kept his secrets right to the end and only then did things become clear. It was actually an amazing co...
  • Ebookwormy1
    2008-03-20
    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 cau...
  • Sanjay Gautam
    2015-01-17
    A mystery that lasts till the last page and ends with an unprecedented plot twist.One of the favorite books that I read in 2015. Nothing much can be said about the story or plot, or anything for that matter, without dropping a major spoiler. But trust me, it's bloody clever. Agatha Christie will leave you dazzled. One of her finest.Highly Recommended!
  • Bill Kerwin
    2007-06-15
    This Hercule Poirot is a genuine tour de force, a classic of the genre, for a very good reason that you will understand perfectly as soon as you have finish reading it.
  • Erin
    2018-04-08
    5 bloody brilliant stars Number #9 in my Agatha Christie Challenge this year. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd definitely my favorite Hercule Poiriot mystery(so far). Agatha Christie once again leads readers to a small English community where EVERYONE has a motive and open windows and locked doors make this the kind of mystery that needs our favorite Belgian detective. Our story is narrated by local doctor, Dr. James Sheppard who lives next to Poirio...
  • mark monday
    2010-12-08
    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...
  • Poonam
    2015-02-28
    Soo, I have heard a lot of wonderful things about this book and about this great ending. I am a huge fan of Agatha Christie stories and they are the "Perfect" cozy mysteries for me. Whenever I read a cozy mystery, I end up comparing it to Christie novels. My personal favorites are And Then There Were None , Murder on the Orient Express. If you haven't read these, go ahead and give them a try. So as this book is counted in top 1000 mystery books, ...
  • Abdelrahman fathy
    2017-01-26
    ما هذا بحق السماء ؟؟!!!!مما خلقت تلك الأجاثا !!!! حسنا أصدقاء الجودريدز أنا هُزمت :D ..لا بل هزيمة منكرة والله :D ..شيء مؤسف أن تضيع كل المجهودات هباءا منثورا .. ولكن من ذا الذي يتحدي تلك السيدة !! يجب أن تعلم وانت تقرأ لأجاثا انك كلما اقتربت من الحقيقة التي ن...
  • Nikoleta
    2016-02-13
    Η αλήθεια είναι πως έχω συναντηθεί με την Αγκάθα Κρίστι και στο παρελθόν, αλλά μπορώ να πω, πως μόνο αυτές τις ημέρες την γνώρισα. Ο λόγος είναι ότι όταν την διάβασα στην προεφηβεία, το τελευταίο πράγμα που είχα στο μυαλό μου είναι να λύνω φόνους. Κα...
  • Richard Derus
    2014-07-06
    Rating: 4* of five **THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE AGATHA CHRISTIE'S POIROT EPISODE AS WELL AS THE BOOK**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...
  • Piyangie
    2018-04-09
    This is another brilliantly written murder mystery by Agatha Christie. The plot is well structured and calculated with a mind blowing plot twist which will put you quite in a shock. I'm really impressed by the craftsmanship of the author. She has a great ability to lead on the plot without giving any hint or clue to who the guilty party is until the very end; and in this case, it was a shocking discovery. This story too had an interesting set of ...
  • Josu Grilli
    2015-07-25
    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 asesinat...
  • Sherif Metwaly
    2016-10-18
    صفحة 327 كان رد فعلي زي الصورة اللي تحت دي حرفيًا وعارف إني مش لوحدي اللي عملت كدة :D الصراحة أنا معرفش الناس بتكتب ايه في ريفيوهاتها عن روايات أجاثا، معرفش ايه اللي ممكن يتقال يعني!، دي واحدة شغلتها إنها " تغفّلنا " يا جماعة كل مرة وتطلّعنا محدودي الذك...
  • Kat Kennedy
    2010-10-30
    She got me! That cheeky beeotch! She got me!
  • PattyMacDotComma
    2018-05-30
    4★“Caroline can do any amount of finding out by sitting placidly at home. I don't know how she manages it, but there it is. I suspect that the servants and the tradesmen constitute her Intelligence Corps. When she goes out, it is not to gather information, but to spread it. At that, too, she is amazingly expert.”Caroline Shepphard is the older, spinster sister of our narrator, Dr Shepphard. She lives with him in a small village where he's t...
  • Lawyer
    2009-12-09
    The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: Something Hidden "The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to the seeker after it."-Hercule Poirot Hercule Poirot appears for the third time in a novel. Remarkably, after only two novels, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, and The Murder on the Links, we find that Poirot has retired and taken a house, The Larches, in the fictional village of King's Abbot, near the home of his friend Roger Ackr...
  • Bắp
    2016-04-06
    Thực tế thì vài tháng gần đây mình không mua sách của NXB Trẻ để coi như 1 sự phản đối nho nhỏ (và tất nhiên là trong vô vọng) đối với loại giấy xốp mà họ đang sử dụng để in. Đó là 1 loại giấy rất đau thương :| Nhưng cuối cùng vẫn ko kìm đc cõi lòng lúc chọn để được tặng cuốn này khi trúng giải của 1 trò review dạo linh tinh trên fb :3 Với...
  • Arybo ✨
    2018-01-06
    3.75🇬🇧 As Sciascia wrote in the Italian preface, mystery books often have inattentive readers, who notice only some of the clues that are shown to them. In Agatha's books, however, the reader is often at the same level as those who investigate, it is up to him to connect the wires, setting the brain in motion. In the case of Roger Ackroyd, in particular, it is advisable to be careful about everything, even the shortcomings.Congratulations t...
  • Sidharth Vardhan
    2016-08-04
    I guessed the murderer!
  • Veronique
    2014-09-08
    4.5*“Always bear in mind that the person who speaks may be lying” One of Christie’s best, lulling you into one way, only to twist it all at the end :O) Apart from this very modern move, this novel is also where the author invented the character that would become Miss Marple: “I think it is possible that Miss Marple arose from the pleasure I had taken in portraying Dr Sheppard’s sister in The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. She had been my favo...
  • Mohammed Ali
    2016-09-21
    سأكتفي بجملة واحدة تلخص هذه الرواية بأكملها..من الذي قتل السيد روجر أكرويد ؟