Agatha Christie’s most daring crime mystery – an early and particularly brilliant outing of Hercule Poirot, ‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’, with its legendary twist, changed the detective fiction genre for ever.
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…
A classic the book has worthily earned its fame. –Irish Independent (Ireland)
One of the landmarks of detective literature. –H. R. F. Keating, Crime & Mystery: The 100 Best Books
Agatha Christie had a mind like a mousetrap and taught me, in novels like The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, the pleasure of literary surprise. –William Dietrich, New York Times bestselling author of the Ethan Gage Historical AdventuresWilliam Dietrich, New York Times bestselling author of the Ethan Gage Historical AdventuresWilliam Dietrich, New York Times bestselling author of the Ethan Gage