The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is a mystery novel by Agatha Christie. It is one of her novels
featuring detective Hercule Poirot. In the village of King’s Abbot has been rocked by two deaths:
first of Mrs. Ferrars, a widow who overdosed and then Roger Ackroyd, the man she planned to
marry. Poirot comes out of retirement and teams up with local doctor James Sheppard to solve
This mystery novel’s fame is well deserved. The book hooks you with its compelling mystery
from the beginning and doesn’t let up until the end. Despite the large cast of characters, it’s not
difficult to keep them straight and the little hints at the murderer demonstrate how well-written
the mystery is. The main feature of this novel, however, is its ending. Some mystery novels are
predictable, but this one truly shocked me with its conclusion.
I recommend this novel for mystery lovers, particularly those who love trying to solve the
mystery themselves. I rate it 5 stars.