Sunday, January 29, 2006

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (by Agatha Christie)

Another book with a famous ending, but unlike the Orient Express ending, I didn't know what it was. I just went through the book suspecting absolutely everyone, and so I did in the end at least have an inkling as to who the murderer would be, although there was a lot I missed. If you like mysteries at all, I recommend this one very highly. I don't want to say too much, but I was really impressed.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mo, I don't know if you check back entry comments, but anyway...if you're going to pick up some more Agatha Christies to read, I recommend "A Murder is Announced", which is my favorite Miss Marple mystery (along with "Nemesis"). If you want to try a non-Poirot, non-Marple Christie, "Towards Zero" is pretty good. "Death In The Air" is a fun one, too, wih Hercule Poirot (you've already read my favorite Poirot ones).

She also has a few books about a couple called Tommy and Tuppence; the best one is the first one she wrote about them called "A Secret Adversary."

It's nice to read "Curtain", her last Hercule Poirot one, as well, but some of the fun in reading it has to do with his relationship with his sidekick, Hastings (mon ami Hastings!), so you could read "A Mysterious Affair at Styles" and "Murder on the Links" and "The ABC Murders" to get some backstory on their relationship.

Umm, I had no idea I could talk so much about Agatha Christie!


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a huge Agatha Christie fan, but the murder of Roger Ackroyd is not my favorite mostly because I liked the murderer too much. Don't get me wrong, it's a fabulous ending, and I wouldn't change a thing, but as for favorite books by Dame Agatha, I'd have to say it's The Secret of Chimney's. It's sequel The Seven Dials Mystery, is also very good. I love the characters. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

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