The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Agatha Christie, 1926, mystery novel


Hercule Poirot has retired to the English village of King’s Abbot, determined to use his little grey cells in the growing of vegetable marrows. But when Roger Ackroyd, a local businessman and former acquaintance of Poirot’s, is murdered, the man’s niece begs Poirot to investigate in order to clear her fiancé. With Hastings having married and moved to Argentina, Poirot enlists the local doctor to be his assistant and scribe, and the two of them sift through clues to try to discern the ones that will lead them to the killer.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is a work of detective fiction by British writer Agatha Christie, first published in June 1926 in the United Kingdom by William Collins, Sons and in the United States by Dodd, Mead and Company. It is the third novel to feature Hercule Poirot as the lead detective. Wikipedia
Originally published June 1926
Author Agatha Christie
Characters Roger Ackroyd, Hercule Poirot, Dr. James Sheppard, MORE
Adaptations Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989), The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (2000), Neudacha Puaro (2002), Alibi (1931), Alibi
Genres Mystery, Detective fiction, Crime fiction
Original language English