0140 | The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie

Context: Found this among my grandmother’s collection and listened to it on numerous journeys to B&Q as we refurbished the kitchen.

REVIEW
Just like The Moonstone which provided the foundation, this was a book that sparked a whole genre. Because of that though, it’s not as much of an engaging read as it would have been had I been reading it in 1926 when first published. If you’ve seen even a few of the televised Poirot mysteries, you’ll immediately conjure up those images when reading the book.

The novel is peppered with secrets between the characters that keep coming to light, almost too many I felt at times, and these confuse the trail so you’re really not sure who the murderer is at all. But it’s worth a read because of the great twist at the end.

FIRST LINE
Mrs Ferrars died on the night of the 16th-17th September – a Thursday.

CLOSING LINE
a bit revealing this but if you want to see it click show

RATING
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