The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

By Agatha Christie

The main reason why I read this book is because it is highly recommended over at Agatha Christie’s website that it is one of the best known and most controversial novels.

After reading it , hmm… I do not really feel that the story is very outstanding. But more like a case that the writer cheated her readers. For those of you who have not heard about it, I will let you find out by reading the book. It is indeed a shock.

In the fictional village of King’s Abbott in England, it is narrated by Dr James Sheppard, who becomes Detective Poirot’s assistant (a role filled by Captain Hastings in several other Poirot novels) . The story began with the death of Mrs Ferrars, a wealthy widow who is rumoured to have murdered her husband. Her death is initially believed to be suicide until her secret lover Roger Ackroyd, was found stabbed in his study.

The initial suspect is Ralph Paton, Ackroyd’s stepson, who is engaged to Flora Ackroyd and stands to inherit his stepfather’s fortune. Anyway, while reading, sometimes I feel that certain parts are rather confusing. The book however ends with a then-unprecedented plot twist….

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