The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Book - 1983
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Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, 1983, c1954.
ISBN: 9780553350012
0553350013
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 213 p. ; 23 cm.

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StrangelyExuberant
Jan 10, 2019

Second time reading this particular Agatha Christie novel. Even though this time I dis know who the killer was it was entertaining to be swept into the world and landscape again. Being the second time around I picked up on little hints and clues that I missed the first time. It was enjoyable again just in a new way. So far this is one of my favourites by Christie. The characters are intriguing, the setting delightfully described, and Poirot guiding the journey. This book is perfect for quiet nights, lazy days, or anytime (if you are a bookworm like me.)

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FoxLarkin
Jan 06, 2019

Brilliant-a recommendation from 1000 Books to Read Before You Die by James Mustich: Never in a million years could I have figured it out-this is my first Agatha Christie mystery and won't be my last-it wan't until absolutely the very end did it all come together

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WhidbeyIslander
Aug 19, 2017

If you like cozy mysteries, golden age mysteries, or just a mystery period, this is a book you have to read. It deserves its reputation, and I bet like countless readers you'll reread a critical chapter to see how Christie fooled you. If you've seen some of the horrible televised versions, but never read it, you no doubt are puzzled by the high praise this book gets. But read it yourself and you'll see why.

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Tabaqui
Jun 21, 2017

Good gracious, I did NOT see that coming!! I read this one in one sitting, eager to find out who did it. Let me just say I was completely shocked. I will not include spoilers (because that's just mean) but I will say that you should not guess the culprit unless you are Hercule Poirot himself. I would say that this was one of my favorite Agatha Christie novels so far. Highly recommended!

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yasghanem
Mar 23, 2017

I absolutely loved this one. I've read almost all of the Hercule Poirot stories and have never managed to guess the culprit right, this one least of all! An unconventional ending for her, but it was incredible!

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maspochni591
Nov 26, 2016

This is one of Agathe Christie's most famous and controversial novels. What starts out as a typical Poirot mystery ends with an unexpected and depressing ending. The characters are some of Christie's best and Poirot is as brilliant as ever. Every mystery lover should read this book. Just don't think that you can figure out who the killer is.

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podharluggi
Oct 24, 2016

This is my first Agatha Christie reads. Loved her work for the plain simple and to-the-point writing. This book in particular has a wonderful unexpected ending!

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alegna_nosnibor
Mar 07, 2016

So far Agatha Christie has been delightful to read. This one I struggled through, perhaps I was distracted. But I'm glad I finished it. I never would have seen that ending coming. Who would've seen that coming? (I won't spoil the ending for those who haven't read it) This is a must read!

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gendeg
Oct 27, 2015

A wickedly clever twist/ending for a book written in the 1920s(?). Well-played, Agatha.

cals_peggy Oct 06, 2015

Christie is my favorite author and the Murder of Roger Ackroyd is my favorite book. Read carefully, if you feel like you know he did it, you're probably wrong.

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snrusso
Jun 17, 2014

"You should employ your little grey cells."

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snrusso
Jun 17, 2014

"It is odd how, when you have a secret belief of your own which you do not wish to acknowledge, the voicing of it by someone else will rouse you to a fury of denial."

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snrusso
Jun 17, 2014

" The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to the seeker after it."

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Nov 26, 2016

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