The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

On the day (6th November 2013) in which the penultimate David Suchet version of Agatha Christie’s ( Poirot is being aired on television The Crime Writer’s Association ( has voted the classic 1926 mystery The Murder of Roger Ackroyd as the finest example of the crime genre ever penned. The novel is the fourth book in the Hercule Poirot series.

Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Now, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with a drug overdose. But the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information. Unfortunately, before he could finish the letter, he was stabbed to death…

If you’ve never tried any fiction by the world’s best selling crime mystery author, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd ( would be an excellent place to start.


320 pages in Harper Collins

ISBN 978-0007234370

Agatha Christie


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