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Murder Of Roger Ackroyd - by Agatha Christie  


This is a murder mystery by renowned author, Agatha Christie.

'Murder Of Roger Ackroyd' is a quite fascinating book. I mean I do not have words to describe the terrible shock I got at end. Actually being an avid Christie reader, I had always expected an unanticipated ending but this one; this was brilliant, better than all the rest!

The main protagonist and detective, Hercules Poirot and his absurdity has always been a hit with me. I’ve always loved the insanity yet intelligence, rudeness yet humor in him. The narrator, Dr. Shepard, also one who knew most about the crime did not let me, for a moment miss Captain Hastings, the curious but interesting man who has always been an accomplice to Poirot in his cases.

This one also had a humorous edge, which made the novel further more interesting. His description of his sister, Caroline, her always so womanly curious soul and intriguing character, which often irritates him, brought spice to the story.

The beginning of it was with the death of Mrs. Ferrars, who is suspected to kill her husband, followed by the murder of Mr. Roger Ackroyd, a wealthy man but with a miserly nature. The intriguing manner of his death and the suspects keep the plot unfurling with every page. The best part is the totally different manner of thought of the Detective, for which all praises must go to Christie. Poirot studies the human nature and pays attention to the most minute of details thus revealing a thrilling twist in the end!

Oh! No, I will not tell you the name of the murderer, although I am tempted to but I would not spoil the fun for all those who are reading it! Personally, as I said before, I have always thought Christie’s novels have been a bit too long, which at times gets on the nerves, nevertheless it was an absolutely thrilling read!



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15 comments

  1. Sougata  

    I read your blog,Its really good kiddo , unlike most of " " its not baroque, its verdant pasture of gr8 read , I enjoyed it.

    Thanks for Info about the online lib , books are spl though... .I not a voracious reader , but I try reading when ever I find time .

  2. Sougata  

    You have one dumbo in your reader list ,I'll try to read most of your posts , though I'll try to limit my vacations remarks !!!
    geek kiddo..!!!really sweet blog from a 120 yrs granny.

    cheers,
    sougata

  3. Meghna  

    i Sougata,
    Thanks for the great complements. It is a great pleasure to know that you liked my blog.

    This 'granny' sometimes writes some stories and poems in her other blog too. So, feel free to check that too!

    I am glad to add another voracious reader to my readers' list. Thank you.

  4. brocasarea  

    hm..so u r also Agathas fan....just love her books....read ABC murders..its one of the best!!!

  5. --xh--  

    sis, u reading lot of Agatha Christy books.. good. have been not able to keep a tab on ur blogs lately.. sorry 4 dat.. big bro hv got crqazy wrk schedules... take care, meghz...

  6. Meghna  

    Hi Pratap,
    yeah! I love Christie mysteries.....I have just finished reading ABC murders and do not have words to describe how thrilled I am! An awesome read :p I'll be writing a review soon!

  7. Meghna  

    Hi ANoop,
    Good luck with the loads of work you have got Big Bro....It's always great to read your comments. I am a crazy Christie lover! Are you one too?

  8. Am In Trance  

    Kewl Book Sweety...
    Do You Read Books n Books n Books ???

    Hehe.. Am A Book Fan Too..!!

    TakeCare.... Lil' Angel..

  9. Meghna  

    Hello trance,
    I love to read but not only books n books n books...he..he...I'm a big prankster too. You'll know that by reading the other blog!
    Thanks :p

  10. Bubbles of FireWhiskey  

    one of my all time favourites... also sleeping murder and the secret of chimneys...

  11. Meghna  

    Hi Bubbles,
    One of the best by AC! Haven't read the ones you've mentioned but I love ABC Murders and Murder On The Orient Express!

  12. Macadamia The Nut  

    Oh wow! I can never forget this book. This was the first Agatha Christie I read. I especially remember it because the last few pages were missing, exactly after he says "the murderer is...". I went nuts hunting for another copy :D

  13. AaYuShI  

    THiS IS MY ALL TIME FAVE BOOK!!

    As in the mystery is like..breath takin!!

    Woow..
    I really wish I could meet Agatha Christie :D

    rOcK oN,
    AayuShi

  14. Meghna  

    Hi Macadamia,
    Oh my! That must have been real hard...Hope you managed to read it at last :P

  15. Meghna  

    Hi Aayu,
    I wish so too...I wish to actually meet her brain LOL!
    My all time favorite too...even better than ABC, eh?

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