The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.
A Poirot Mystery.
This is the seventh book by Agatha Christie and the fourth for her sleuth Hercule Poirot.
I read this over a week while travelling. A few chapters at a time and each time looking forward to picking it up again for the next session.
Such a difference from the last one The Secret of Chimneys when I found it hard to remember the characters - here this was never a problem and I think there were more characters to actually remember in this one.
Was it the fact that Poirot was the detective again - am I so biased towards him? I don't think so. I think this book is so cleverly written and of course from having read it years ago I did remember who the murderer was simply because it was rather unique (not quite a spoiler but getting there!) but I really did enjoy the way it was written.
Yes I remembered the murderer, but the reason and part of the means of the crime had long since escaped from my mind.
I would say that this one could stand up against any of the more modern murder mysteries and is based on a motive that could be found in this day and age too, so anyone saying that Dame Agatha was for a different age is in my opinion completely incorrect.
This is one of those books that everyone should read even if they are not Christie fans because it's probably her most famously clever one.
Here is a link to a list of her novels on Shelfari
Books by Agatha Christie