The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
A Hercule Poirot Mystery
By Agatha Christie
(William Morrow Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780062073563, 304pp.)
Publication Date: February 2011
Categories: Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
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.
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in one hundred foreign countries. She is the author of eighty novels and short-story collections, nineteen plays, and six novels under the name Mary Westmacott. She died in 1976.
“A classic—the book has worthily earned its fame.”
-Irish Independent (Ireland)
“One of the landmarks of detective literature.”
-H. R. F. Keating, Crime & Mystery: The 100 Best Books
“Agatha Christie had a mind like a mousetrap and taught me, in novels like The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, the pleasure of literary surprise.”
-William Dietrich, New York Times bestselling author of the Ethan Gage Historical AdventuresWilliam Dietrich, New York Times bestselling author of the Ethan Gage Historical AdventuresWilliam Dietrich, New York Times bestselling author of the Ethan Gage