Book Review - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Agatha Christie

Back Flap: 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.

I enjoyed reading "The murder of Roger Ackroyd" and I was completely surprised who the murderer was at the end of the book. The story is narrated by Dr. James Sheppard, the town doctor. He lives with his sister, Caroline who is a big gossip. A new neighbor has justed moved in, Hercule Poirot. They enlist his help in solving the murder of Roger Ackroyd. As with all Agatha Christie novels, you have a cast of characters who all have a secret. As Dr. Sheppard and Poirot sort through the clues, there are many twists and turns to deceive you. You too will be surprised about who did it.

This is book # 3 in the Martel Harper Challenge and hosted by Dewey of Hidden Side of the Leaf


  1. Great review. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is considered Agatha Christie's finest work ever. I love reading her crime novels and am currently working my way through each one. I started with the first published and am working one by one to the last published. I enjoyed reading your review and love it when I find others who have enjoyed her books like I have.

  2. I've seen a TV version of this, but I haven't read it. Sounds good.

  3. Hi
    I am here from Carrie at Reading to Know. I am happy to hear of someone else who loves Dee Henderson's books. I think she quit writing which is a shame!

  4. I just read my first Christie novel this year and I was hooked. I love the audio versions when I am traveling and I have several on the shelf. I need to read "Roger" as I've heard great things about this book. Thanks for your review.

  5. I loved this book! And even though I already knew who did it, I reread it again not long ago. I'm a Christie fan all around, but this one was one of my favorites.

  6. I absolutely love that story. She did this in such a smart way that I was completely stunned at the end. I actually had to go back to the very beginning to check whether she hadn't given away any clues but she hadn't. The way the murderer said he just did anything that needed to be done (or something along those lines) was just ingenious. I's years and yars ago I read this book, but I remember it so well.


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