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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, Bk 4)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Hercule Poirot, Bk 4
Author: Agatha Christie
ISBN-13: 9780671620196
ISBN-10: 0671620193
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 255
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Perhaps the best of the Poirot books
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Village rumor hints that Mrs. Ferrars poisoned her husband, but no one is sure. Then there's another victim in a chain of death. Unfortunately for the killer, master sleuth Hercule Poirot takes over the investigation
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is a great, classic murder mystery. The twists and turns are great. This really is true detective fiction.
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I'm not a big fan of murder mysteries, but this one has an unusual twist.
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Great book by Dame Agatha! One of my favorite stories
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In a peaceful English village an attractive widow dies of an overdose. Within 24 hours her fiance is murdered. Poirot has his hands full with a bunch of suspicious relatives.
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One of the great Christie's. I didn't guess who did it, and I will be surprised if you guess it.
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Very good whodunit!
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Village rumor hints that Mrs. Ferrars poisoned her husband, but no one is sure. Then there's another victim in a chain of death. Unfortunately for the killer, master sleuth Hercule Poirot takes over the investigation.
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This was my first Agatha Christie novel and it will not be my last. I really liked Hercule Poirot in this one, and I think this is one of my favorite covers for the book. :)
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This story twists "reality" and keeps you guessing from beginning to end.
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This book, published in 1926, is still superior to many of today's pulp mysteries. Christie took me on somany twists and turns, that I was positively dizzy by the end. But I stuck to my guns. I chose my suspect carefully and, even after Poirot had pulled all of the skeletons from the closet, dusted them off, and paraded them before the reader, my pick still looked like the best...until the great inspector started pointing out all of the missed clues, which had been right in front of me. I was at once shamed, awed and excited when the true murderer was named. Were I a mutant, this book would get three thumbs up!
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If you like cozy mysteries, golden age mysteries, or just a mystery period, this is a book you have to read. It deserves its reputation, and I bet like countless readers you'll reread a critical chapter to see how Christie fooled you. If you've seen some of the horrible televised versions, but never read it, you no doubt are puzzled by the high praise this book gets. But read it yourself and you'll see why.
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This is one of Christie's best.
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In the quiet village of King's Abbot a widow's suicide has stirred suspicion - and dreadful gossip. There are rumors she murdered her...
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This was a classic mystery novel. If you love a mystery, don't miss this book! It kept me guessing the whole way through. And I still got it wrong!
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A very unexpected ending.
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A classic Christie that is not to be missed !.....A shocking ending that had many crying "Foul"......
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Very enjoyable read in step with the Poirot series. Charming descriptions of the great detective in homely social situations. Christie introduces exciting new technology of the day, too.
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This has been my favorite Christie so far. Really good ending and excellent writing.
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Agatha Christie's first book. A masterpiece like all her others.
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Classic murder mystery with a great twist at the end. Captivating story; I highly recommend this book.
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From: The Agatha Christie Companion - The Complete Guide to Agatha Christie's Life and Work

This is the book that made Christie famous, and today it remains one of the most famous books in all detective writing, and certainly one of the most controversial. It is Christie's brilliant deception as to the murderer's identify that caused gasps among critics, fellow writers, and the public, followed by camps divided equally into those who cried "Bravo!" and those who cried "Foul play! Cheating!"

Dorothy L. Sayers came publicly to Christie's defense by saying that the book was "Fair! And fooled you!...it is the readers business to suspect everybody."
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A classic Agatha Christie. Features Hercule Poirot. Excellent. Perfect clean copy
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Unabridged, read by Robin Bailey, 7hr 3min
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Greatest of Christie's mysteries renown for its ending. You will never forget it.