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The murder of Roger Ackroyd

Everything: 5/5

World: 3/5

Characters: 5/5

Plot: 5/5

Writing: 5/5

Review in a sentence: The best Agatha Chriestie book, I have ever ead with the most suprising plottwist in the history of mystery books, i still can‘t believe it.


Author: Agatha Chriestie

Goodreads Review: 4.24 (January 2022)

Pages: 288

Genre: Mystery

Considered to be one of Agatha Christie's most controversial mysteries, The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd breaks the rules of traditional mystery.

The peaceful English village of King’s Abbot is stunned. The widow Ferrars dies from an overdose of veronal. Not twenty-four hours later, Roger Ackroyd—the man she had planned to marry—is murdered. It is a baffling case involving blackmail and death, that taxes Hercule Poirot’s “grey cells” before he reaches one of the most startling conclusions of his career.

My Opinion:

It‘s true Agatha Chriestie is the Queen of mystery, I think all of her books are truly amazing and the smartest crimes ever and really thankful that she became an author and not a serial killer (Hopefully that is true), but this book is just on another level. I was the third book i ever read from and still it is the most amazing one. Poiroit is as perfect as ever and still different, he retired and grows vegetables now, but he lose an ounce of his personality or his mustachios, they probably even grew. I already new hercule is the perfect character and now he also gets the perfect case, the perfect death, the perfect murderer, the perfect plan, the writing and the perfect book. I think case wise this is the best Mystery i have ever read, but I am addicted to an emotional plot and great feelings and ethical dilemmas and all that, which you don’t really find in Chriesties books. It is a typical mystery, because she just laid the groundwork for so many amazing books. If you want more emotion with your death I would recommend A Good Guides Girl to Murder or Stalking Jack the Ripper.

Note: I was just thinking about all the murder mysteries i read and why are all of them playing in England, most of Agatha Chriesties Novels, stalking Jack the Ripper, Sherlock Holmes, 5 friends, A good girls guide to murder, and murder most unladylike, should i e concerned about British authors?

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