03/07/2001

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (by Agahta Christie)

In my avid reading of Agatha Christie's books (for the first time), I had more than once been recommended 'The Murder of Roger Ackroyd', which apparently is a masterpiece... one where very few people guess 'whodunit'. I was intrigued... and wanted to read it myself before someone told me the answer!

This story is told from the point of view of Dr Stoppard. A friend of his, Roger Ackroyd, is murdered one night. Hercule Poirot, who has just moved into the area, decides to investigate. He gets Dr Stoppard to assist him.

Various people are suspected, in a masterly plot, which left me guessing until about a chapter before the unmasking, when I suddenly had an 'aha!' moment, that turned out to be correct.

Very clever indeed, deservedly a classic by this prolific author.

1 comment:

Tequilla said...

I am 14 and this book makes no sense at all. I am highly gifted in reading and language arts but this book is perplexing. Other people might like it but I do not and that is my god given right to speak out and give my opinion. But if you like it god speed and enjoy.