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Title:The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
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Publisher:Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
ISBN:1579126278
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Number of Pages:288
Category:Mystery, Fiction, Crime, Classics

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Murder of Roger Ackroyd In the village of King s Abbot a widow s sudden suicide sparks rumors that she murdered her first husband was being blackmailed and was carrying on a secret affair with the wealthy Roger Ackroyd The following evening Ackroyd is murdered in his locked study but not before receiving a letter identifying the widow s blackmailer King s Abbot is crawling with suspects including a nervous butler Ackroyd s wayward stepson and his sister in law Mrs Cecil Ackroyd who has taken up residence in the victim s home It s now up to the famous detective Hercule Poirot who has retired to King s Abbot to garden to solve the case of who killed Roger Ackroyd a task in which he is aided by the village doctor and narrator James Sheppard and by Sheppard s ingenious sister Caroline .

i The Murder of Roger Ackroyd i is the book that made Agatha Christie a household name and launched her career as a perennial bestseller Originally published in it is a landmark in the mystery genre It was in the vanguard of a new class of popular detective fiction that ushered in the modern era of mystery novels

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