The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Then, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with a drug overdose. But the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information. Unfortunately, before he could finish reading the letter, he was stabbed to death.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Poirot)

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 956

Agatha Christie’s most daring crime mystery - an early and particularly brilliant outing of Hercule Poirot, ‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’, with its legendary twist, changed the detective fiction genre for ever.

Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?

The Mystery Behind the Agatha Christie Mystery

Author: Pierre Bayard

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 176

View: 852

At the end of Agatha Christie's classic detective novel, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Hercule Poirot declares with a customary late flourish that the murderer is none other than the book's narrator. But the narrator is, by definition, suspect. So who can we believe? In a witty piece of literary sleuthing, Pierre Bayard thinks the unthinkable: could Poirot, semi-retired and growing marrows, have got it wrong? And if so, who did murder Roger Ackroyd?

The Detective Novels of Agatha Christie

A Reader's Guide

Author: James Zemboy

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

View: 822

“thoughtful and entertaining...highly useful...achieves its goal”—Booklist “may be the most thorough guide to the 60 novels published between 1920 and 1976...provides thoughtful and helpful commentary”—ARBA “a very worthwhile book for...a good encyclopedic introduction to the world of this most prolific and well loved crime author”--Reference Reviews “excellent”--GAdetection “the writing is lively, the author’s enthusiasm infectious”--Mystery Scene The most popular mystery writer of all time concocted a rich recipe of intrigue, character, and setting. All of Agatha Christie's 66 detective novels are covered here in great detail. Each chapter begins with general comments on a novel's geographical and historical setting, identifying current events, fashions, fads and popular interests that relate to the story. A concise plot summary and comprehensive character listing follow, and each novel is discussed within Christie's overall body of work, with an emphasis on the development of themes, narrative technique, and characters over the course of her prolific career. An appendix translates Poirot's French and defines the British idiomatic words and phrases that give Christie's novels so much of their flavor.

Five Complete Hercule Poirot Novels

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Avenel

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 663

View: 465

A collection of Hercule Poirot mystery novels which includes Death on the Nile, Murder on the Orient Express, The ABC Murders, Cards on the Table, and Thirteen at Dinner

Murder in the Mews

Four Cases of Hercule Poirot

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Center Point Pub

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 150

What clues to murder are reflected in a shattered mirror? What link is there between stolen documents and ghostly apparitions? Who turned a love triangle into a violent act of passion? The answers are "not only unexpected...but unpredictable"

Murder in Mesopotamia

A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 213

Hercule Poirot is summoned to solve a case involving the murder of a seductive woman accompanying a scientific party investigating the secrets of ancient Babylon.

Murder on the Orient Express

A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

View: 199

On a three-day journey through the snowbound Balkan hills, Hercule Poirot must weed through an array of international suspects to find the passenger who murdered a gangster on the Orient Express.

A Poirot Quintet

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Detective and mystery stories, English

Page: 1002

View: 863