The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Agatha Christie is always in vogue (even now, her books are being serialised in the UK with fortnightly magazines detailing the plots, characters and Christie’s life). But have you actually read her work?

We all love watching Suchet as Hercule Poirot and indeed, he stars in my recommended book to you, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, which is widely considered to be Christie’s finest work. It has everything that you would expect: Poirot at his finest; a confused bumbling assistant, beautiful young women, widowers, rich people heavily in debt that hope to inherit fortunes, big game hunters, nosey butlers and of course, the mysterious murder of Roger Ackroyd.

People are quick to poo-pah Christie’s work, likening it to airport novels and if you fall in that category, I challenge you  read this and think again.  Christie completely shocks with an ending that is hard to predict and knocks all your sensibilities about narration on the head. In fact, this book appears on many English Lit reading lists. (Although you could possibly read the whole book in a weekend).

As I hate plot spoilers, that’s all you’re getting! Enjoy!


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