The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie audiobook

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

By Agatha Christie
Read by Hugh Fraser

HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780062073563

The Hercule Poirot Mysteries: Book 1926

6.90 Hours 1
Format : CD (In Stock)
  • Regular Price: $29.99

    Special Price $19.49

    ISBN: 9781504763974

    Free shipping on orders over $35

    In Stock ● Ships in 1-2 days

  • Regular Price: $39.99

    Special Price $25.99

    ISBN: 9781504763967

    Free shipping on orders over $35

    In Stock ● Ships in 1-2 days

Voted by the British Crime Writers’ Association as the "Best Crime Novel of all Time" Hercule Poirot comes out of retirement in one of Agatha Christie’s ten favorite novels, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. 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 an apparent drug overdose. However the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information, but before he could finish reading the letter, he was stabbed to death. Luckily one of Roger’s friends and the newest resident to retire to this normally quiet village takes over—none other than Monsieur Hercule Poirot.

Learn More

Summary

Summary

A Town & Country Magazine Pick of Best Mystery Novels for Any Mood

Voted by the British Crime Writers’ Association as the "Best Crime Novel of all Time"

Hercule Poirot comes out of retirement in one of Agatha Christie’s ten favorite novels, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.

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 an apparent drug overdose.

However the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information, but before he could finish reading the letter, he was stabbed to death. Luckily one of Roger’s friends and the newest resident to retire to this normally quiet village takes over—none other than Monsieur Hercule Poirot.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One of the landmarks of detective literature.” 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
“Miss Christie is not only an expert technician and a remarkably good storyteller but she knows, as well, just the right number of hints to offer as to the real murderer. In the present case his identity is made all the more baffling through the author’s technical cleverness in selecting the part he is to play in the story.” New York Times Book Review
“A classic—the book has worthily earned its fame.” Irish Independent (Dublin)
”The secret [of this novel] is more than usually original and ingenious…and is a device which no other writer could have employed without mishap.” The Nation
“Considered the best and most successful of the early mysteries…A classic of the genre and essential for any fiction collection.” Library Journal

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Agatha Christie

Author Bio: Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was a British crime writer best known for her detective novels and short stories. According to Guinness World Records, she is the bestselling novelist of all time, her novels having sold over four billion copies and having been translated into more than one hundred languages. The Agatha Award for best mystery and crime writers was named in her honor.

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 6.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English