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...


Details The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot #4)

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

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...
  • 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..
  • Hajar Benmazhar
    2016-10-17
    Dear Agatha Christie,You tricked my mind with style and I love you for it!xxTerrific, outstanding, spectacular, and everything in between…What can I say about this book that hasn’t already been said? It’s brilliant, simply and utterly brilliant!This book is the reason why Agatha Christie’s my all time favourite writer.At 4am, I found myself feverishly flipping through the pages, trying to get to the bottom of the mystery, which I only fig...
  • 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.
  • 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, ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sidharth Vardhan
    2016-08-04
    I guessed the murderer!
  • 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...
  • Adrian
    2017-03-09
    Where to start, well I saw a few other people wanted to read this as a Buddy read, so whilst on a Miss Marple kick (challenge) I thought why not. I cannot remember ever having read this or even seeing it as a TV adaptation and did not guess the ending until right at the very end.The central characters of Dr Sheppard and his sister Caroline are excellent, with the Dr playing the Hastings role for Poirot. I think the story is well constructed with ...
  • Mohammed Ali
    2016-09-21
    سأكتفي بجملة واحدة تلخص هذه الرواية بأكملها..من الذي قتل السيد روجر أكرويد ؟
  • Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
    2017-05-01
    “The things young women read nowadays and profess to enjoy positively frighten me.” It's kind of funny that I read Agatha Christie for years and didn't know until a few years back that this was one of her most famous books. I'd heard of the others, but this always fell under my radar until this year. Now that I've read it, does it deserve it's rep? I have to say yes, yes it does. I was starting to suspect the ending turn-out, but it was still...
  • Wanda
    2017-04-20
    M. Poirot, what were you thinking? Retiring to a small village to grow vegetable marrows? I too would hurl them in fits of regret! As if marrows could suitably engage those little grey cells!Excellent depiction of the competitive sport of gossip. Small communities everywhere suffer from it. That is one of the reasons that I came to live in a city—I can actually keep my private life relatively private! Dame Agatha really did set the patterns for...
  • Mashael Alamri
    2008-10-13
    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 ال...
  • Yousra
    2016-10-08
    Wow!! :) Now I'm a big fan of Christie ^_^ I have an ear to ear smile of satisfaction :) ... that's a very wide smile indeed ^_^Christie fooled me I admit ... made me think of other suspects, so surely thinking it was one of them and I was just waiting for the moment when one of two is to be stated as the murderer ! And oopss!! It happened like this! This book was one of many of those I got upon my request as my birthday gift from my dear beloved...
  • Masoud Irannejad
    2015-10-25
    راجع به بی نظیری کتاب همین بس که آگاتا کریستی با این نوشتن این کتاب به شهرت رسیدهمن که خیلی خوشم اومد از این کتاب ، بعد از گذشت چهارسال هنوز بهترین کتاب جنایی ای بوده که خوندم
  • Junta
    2015-10-24
    I'm not very experienced in crime/mystery novels - I read them for light-hearted entertainment between general fiction (this time I needed some air after Steppenwolf). I loved And Then There Were None (link to review), my first Christie novel, last year so I bought three of her acclaimed works at the recent book fair.The things I like about Christie's writing are:- that it makes you feel like you're on the scene yourself- the characterisation: ev...