The Murder of Roger Ackroyd ★★★★½

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Agatha Christie


Genre(s) | Mystery, Crime
Goodreads Rating | 4.24
Humpo Show Rating | 4.30
Published: 2013 (originally 1926)
Publisher: HarperCollins

Murder of Roger Ackroyd

The book is set in the fictional English village of King’s Abbot and opens with the suicide of Mrs. Ferrars, a wealthy widow. The same night, wealthy industrialist Roger Ackroyd, rumoured to have been Ferrars secret lover, is found murdered in his study. There’s no shortage of suspects, all the members of the household stand to gain from his death, but the police focus on Ralph Paton, Ackroy’d stepson and heir, as he has the most to gain from the death and the fact that he is nowhere to be seen. Retired sleuth Hercule Poirot, who has recently moved to the area, agrees to investigate the case – one which will uncover many secrets along the way.
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Private London

Private London

James Patterson & Mark Pearson

3.75 / 5

A pacy, smooth and brutally thrilling page-turner.

The story is filled with brilliant twists and turns, and it has more tricks up its sleeve than any magician, with misdirections, red herrings and cliffhangers aplenty. The story starts off as a simple kidnapping with ransom demands, but quickly becomes something that has massive consequences if Dan Carter and Private’s London branch do not crack the case.

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Private (James Patterson) Review

James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

Private

3.5 / 5

Quick-paced and very readable.

James Morgan, a former marine copter pilot during the war in Afghanistan, is entrusted with responsibility of a private investigation company, Private, started by his father. His father was serving a prison sentence and shortly before his death he provided the resources for Jack to enable Private to become a bigger and better company.

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