The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Mass Market)
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This Signet Classics edition of Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd includes an exclusive Introduction by Ruth Ware.
In the small English village of King’s Abbot, a widow’s suicide has stirred up dreadful rumors of blackmail and deception. Most shocking of all is the subsequent murder of her lover Roger Ackroyd, stabbed to death in his own study by an unknown assailant. There are suspects and motives aplenty, and rumors that his neighbor, the recently retired detective Hercule Poirot, doesn’t have a clue who did the dastardly deed....
Setting up the traditional rules of mystery only to shatter them, Christie delivers her most famously shocking detective novel. As Dorothy L. Sayers said, “Christie fooled you [all]...”
About the Author
Dame Agatha Christie is the most-widely published author of all time. In a career that spanned more than fifty years, Christie wrote eighty novels and short story collections, nineteen plays—one of which, The Mousetrap, is the longest-running play in history—and five non-fiction books including her autobiography. In addition she wrote six romantic novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. Two of the characters she created, the ingenious Belgian Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Jane Marple, became world-famous detectives. Agatha Christie achieved Britain’s highest honor when she was made a Dame of the British Empire. She died in 1976.