Monday, January 13, 2014

Book Review - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Agatha Christie

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd


Agatha Christie 


Category: Fiction: Mystery

Synopsis: Roger Ackroyd is found stabbed in his study and his house is teeming with likely murder suspects.

Date finished: 31 December 2013

Rating: ****½

This is only my second Christie mystery, so I still don’t know quite how she operates. I guess I can be satisfied going with the flow and allowing things to unfold before me. That trait is a blessing when reading Christie. (Or perhaps I just don’t have the dexterity of mind to solve one of these murders, so I have to let the story unfold.)

At any rate… Did I solve the crime? No. But I had wondered about the possibility of whodunit doing it. So I should get points for that. Right?

I’ve seen this book listed as a favorite Christie mystery by more bloggers than any other. Having only read this and Murder on the Orient Express, I can’t much comment, but I admit to being a teensy bit sad finding out that this was perhaps as good as Christie gets. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t dislike the book, but I did feel a little duped by it.

I fear that discussing the plot will become a spoiler, so I’ll leave it up to you to read the book.

Would you recommend this to a friend?

You might also enjoy:
Any of the bazillion other Christie mysteries.

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