Book Review of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, Bk 4)

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, Bk 4)
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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."