The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Genre(s) | Mystery, Crime
Goodreads Rating | 4.24
Humpo Show Rating | 4.30
Published: 2013 (originally 1926)
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.