Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie. The 4th in the Poirot series. This is considered to be a classic. A local wealthy member of the community is murdered and it's up to Poirot to solve the case. The narrator a local doctor becomes involved in the investigation. There are some quite funny scenes such as the doctor's sister sounding like an obsessed mystery reader. The solution is rather unorthodox. It's one of those things that you could easily see Christie coming up with as an interesting thought experiment but it falls slightly flat considering the amount of time we've invested in the character. Perhaps I've given away too much.


Is available through Abebooks.

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