Agatha Christie: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Paperback – 2005
More By Agatha ChristieFirst recipient of Grand Master Award | The Agatha Award (devoted to 'cosy' crime fiction) named after her. See More
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About the Author
About the Author: A poetry and music patron, Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie resolved to establish her career in either of these two fields. Her first short story was called The House of Beauty and focused on the bizarre world of dreams and frenzy. She slowly established a solid foreground for her writing and grew to be listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. She has also written 6 romantic works under the pen name Mary Westmacott. Her stage play The Mousetrap is the world's longest running play.
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The ending (which I will not discuss in explicit detail for fear of spoilers) is what makes this a 5-star book. Let me assure you: you will not guess who the murderer is. Never ever ever. When the murderer is revealed, you will not believe. When the murderer goes on to explain his/her actions, you will continue to not believe it. Only by rereading certain important passages will you start to realize that the answer was in front of you all the time, and you couldn't see it. It's a testament to Christie's skill as a writer that this is accomplished.
And, having now read a Miss Marple mystery, I'm going to choose a side: I'm officially Team Hercule. He is silly and self-centered and ridiculous and funny and all I want to do is pinch his cheeks and then go sit in a cafe with him and eat croissants. My favorite part of the book is when Poirot makes his grand entrance. The narrator, Dr. Sheppard, is in his garden when someone throws a vegetable marrow over the wall. A second later, the doctor's new neighbor pokes his "egg-shaped head, partially covered with suspiciously black hair, two immense mustaches, and a pair of watchful eyes" over the garden wall and attempts to explain himself:
"I demand of you a thousand pardons, monsieur. I am without defense. For some months now I cultivate the marrows. This morning suddenly I enrage myself with the marrows. I send them to promenade themselves - alas! not only mentally but physically. I seize the biggest. I hurl him over the wall. Monsieur, I am ashamed. I prostrate myself."
Agatha is my Netflix in books, whenever I need to binge read I always prefer her works first.
But the premises & set-up were just okay in this novel compared to her other previous works, Agatha makes us care for her characters but here that emotional bond was missing !
Many chapters were just dragging along, I took a break few times because of this.
Poirot’s charisma is always something to look forward too, they way he sets up the finale itself is worth the wait.
This case was rather a dull one for Poirot, looking forward to more adventures from him.
The narrative of the book is very clever and since the beginning, little crumbs of hints are laid by the writer that a ( very alert) reader can pick but such is the masterful narration that the reader pays least notice to these crumbs. It strikes only when the murderer is finally revealed. A great one day read for me.
The book is good, holds the interest. Nothing seems worthless as the narrator never beats about the bush. There's something of value in every line, every gesture and remark. So keep your mind open while reading.
Also, it's quite cheap, got it just for 125 bucks.
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