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Pub Date 25 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 20 Oct 2022
Pushkin Press, Pushkin Vertigo

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A beautifully produced edition of the world’s greatest crime writer’s best and most influential mystery, which changed the game with an unprecedented plot twist

With its famously shocking ending, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is one of Agatha Christie's greatest mysteries, and the book that changed her career.
 
One evening the wealthy Roger Ackroyd is discovered slumped in his armchair, a knife buried in his heart. It is the start of a murder case that spurs the inhabitants of the sleepy English village of King's Abbot to feverish speculation.
 
The local police are perplexed, but soon a recently retired Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, joins the investigation. The truth he uncovers will shock even the most imaginative of the village gossips.
A beautifully produced edition of the world’s greatest crime writer’s best and most influential mystery, which changed the game with an unprecedented plot twist

With its famously shocking ending, The...

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What a pleasure to be reminded why Agatha Christie is the once and forever Queen of Mystery. It's been years since I first read this one but it was one of the books that started my mystery reading craze. Even knowing "who done it", it was a delight to renew my acquaintance with Roger Ackroyd. I still found myself fully engrossed in looking for clues that I surely missed my first time reading, appreciating the adroit cleverness of the red herrings and, of course, Hercule Poirot's "little grey cells" as he steadily, expertly identified the killer. Maybe it's time I re-read the classics, huh?

I'm certainly not going to rehash the plot details here. If you haven't read the book or have simply forgotten who was guilty, the joy of this classic is in experiencing it as it unfolds to the startling conclusion. Given the volumes that have been written about not just this book alone but Agatha Christie, let's face it, there's little new I can add other than to echo that it deserves the accolades it has received and to be read and reread and enjoyed over and over. After all, it set the standard, especially for locked room mysteries.

Kudos to #PushkinPress - #PushkinVertigo for reissuing this deluxe, hard covered edition. It'll make the perfect gift for your mystery loving friends or, well, yourself. Thanks #NetGalley for letting me know about it.

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A perfect classic, I really enjoyed this one as the first Christie novel I've read, and now I need to read more of her work!

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Always fun to re-read the stories of Dame Christie. While not my favorite of her books, this one does have a twist to the story that will catch those unfamiliar with the story off guard. Poirot is asked to help find the killer of Roger Ackroyd, it is the downfall of the murderer. Good story and one I highly recommend. Her books are classics and do not seem to age.

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If you know me, you know that there is NOTHING I love more than Agatha Christie, and particularly her Hercule Poirot series. This is one of Christie’s most iconic, insanely genius works, and this hardcover edition is too beautiful to pass up. The timeless tale that changed Christie’s career begins when the wealthy Roger Ackroyd is murdered in his armchair with a knife to the back. Hercule Poirot is on the case, and in the end…. Your jaw will be hanging open. This is the invention of the untrustworthy narrator. Absolutely iconic.

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Agatha Christie got me into reading mystery, yes, but also just got me addicted to reading as a habit. After Murder on the Orient Express, this is my favorite. Brilliantly written, it really is so so much fun and I completely lost myself reading it again even though I knew how it was going to end this time. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to get into mystery!

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This was actually my first Agatha Christie and I absolutely loved it! It had me on the edge of my seat the whole time!

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Although I love Agatha Christie's novels, the Poirot books have never been my favorite. Controversial, I know, but I just can't stand the Belgian detective's high opinion of himself. In the case of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, though, the mystery was inventive enough and the detective de-centered enough that I enjoyed it. I did guess who the murderer was before the reveal, but I imagine that's because many writers since have used the same idea! All in all a solid Christie novel.

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There is not a lot that I can say that hasn’t already been said regarding The Murder of Roger Ackroyd so I will keep this short. When I was fourteen, I was gifted a paperback copy that was missing it’s cover and very dog-eared. It was my first Agatha Christie and I devoured it. In my estimation it is Christie’s best and remains my favorite to this day. The first time you read it is all about the discovery of an exquisitely plotted ingenious mystery. For the second reading, and the many that follow, it’s all about picking out all of the things that you missed in each prior read. Following the clues along with Poirot is such fun, even though you know exactly what is going to happen.

There are so many things I find enjoyable in this book, and make me keep coming back. The pacing is quick and the chapters relatively short. The narrative flows along, allowing the reader to sail through in a short time. One might think of this as a downside, but Christie does a marvelous job at doling out information, keeping the reader totally engaged. The dialogue is an intelligent mix of serious conversation with witty banter. And, no matter how many times I read this, the ending, while no longer a surprise, is amazing!

In a word, it is quite simply sublime.

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Agatha Christie is truly the greatest mystery author of all time. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is one of her best. It is a classic through and through. Highly recommended to all mystery fans. This is an Agatha Christie must-read!

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This is a classic, it was great reading it again!

I'd like to thank the publisher, Pushkin Vertigo and Netgalley for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Oh, she was definitely one of the best. No one has written the classic mystery better. Poirot, the detective here, and Jane Marple of St. Mary Mead are enshrined in detective fiction. The ongoing popularity of this “golden age” writer is well deserved. They say that she outsells everything except for the Bible and Shakespeare.

Here, in time for the holidays, is a beautiful gift edition of on of Christie’s popular titles. It remains intriguing with its many suspects, and the detective with his “little grey cells.” Why would someone want to kill Roger? How did they do it? And, who was it? Find out here and discover or rediscover a master at work.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Pushkin Press for this title. All opinions are my own.

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This book was everything I wanted it to be. It had me turned pages without even realizing. It was so good!

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I could have sworn I read this book back in high school. If I did though I forgot everything even whodunnit, so I guess this qualifies as my first time. When Pushkin Press releases this book, it will be a deluxe edition and I can't wait to see it.
Hercule Poirot is living in the small village of King’s Abbot, and it isn't long before he is investigating a murder. He has moved into The Larches, next door to Doctor James Sheppard, who will fill the role vacated when Captain Hastings moved to Argentina.
You see Roger Ackroyd was murdered and it is not only a perplexing case but one where the local police have settled on one suspect, Ralph Patton. Poirot has his own ideas and with the assistance of Doctor Sheppard, he discovers whodunit and why. I won't go into more details but there is a reason why Agatha Christie's books are still so popular today. Such an engaging story and when the killer is revealed my "little grey cells" were indeed surprised.

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This is my first Christie novel which as a thriller lover is an absolute shame, I am aware!

Without giving away any details, this was one of the smartest well done thrillers I have read in a while and I see how it was listed on the 1001 books you must read before you die list.

The ending is everything with this one and well worth the wait!

If you love thrillers, look no further than this one! You won’t regret it!

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Pros: Although I read many modern mysteries, this is only the third Agatha Christie book I’ve read. After reading this classic, I see the foundation of today’s mysteries and thrillers and appreciate Christie’s work in the genre even more. I loved the twist in this book and did not expect it.

I also love that this is a newly published version of this book. I hope this is just the first of many because matching books that look beautiful on shelves make wonderful gifts.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Thank you to NetGalley and Pushkin Press for the opportunity to read this book.

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I believe this is generally considered to be one of Christie’s best plotted mysteries and I’m not sure I agree, but it’s still well-executed and clever and I enjoyed rereading it in the new deluxe edition.

I think it’s easier to deduce who the killer is earlier in the novel than with most Christie stories, but I also don’t think that ruins the enjoyment of watching the plot unfold even if you know who the killer is. It employs a certain mystery trope that as modern readers we’ve seen many, many times by now, but it’s worth keeping in mind that when this was originally written, the concept was probably pretty novel.

I enjoyed the sense of place in this one as well, and as a fan of Poirot, I’m always happy to revisit the little detective’s adventures. Do you need the new deluxe edition if you’ve already read the story? Probably not. But if you’re a Christie enthusiast like me, you’re going to want it anyway.

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I have read Agatha Christie’s books over and over. Each time, I discover new insights. This book is no exception. It is a page turner, a cannot put down book. This author was talented and gifted at writing mysteries…the best of the best. Her work lives on…will I read it again? Of course…nothing satisfies like a Christie novel. This book was sent to me electronically by Netgalley for review. There are no words to describe the genius of Agatha Christie.

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Oh what a masterpiece this book is. This was obviously a reread, I've read all of the Poirot and Marple novels already but I've never reread them and this was a fantastic way to do it. Doctor Sheppard is the narrator of this story and we follow him through his mundane little adventures in the sleepy little town of King's Abbot. This has so many elements of the cosy mystery - a small village, eccentric characters, my favourite being Caroline, the Doctor's sister, who does a lot of detecting and gossiping of her own, a small circle of suspects, lots of humour (i'd forgotten how hilarious Agatha Christie is, this one had me laughing in several places her writing is so sharp. I always associate cosy with Miss Marple more but having Poirot grow his vegetable marrows while investigating a series of suspicious deaths was just the cheering up I needed and what a reveal. A million stars, this is first class.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of this.

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I saw an Agatha Christie novel I hadn't read yet as a Read Now option and got super excited! I seemed to space out on the fact that this was published almost 100 years ago; parts were hard to read because of that, but that is just based on a difference in vocab from that time. I will readily admit this is not one of my favorite mystery tropes. It feels almost like a cop-out to go thru 300-however-many-plus pages for that ending. It was well-done but still.... don't love it. I know tons have marked this as a 5 star read and call it some of Christie's best, but I still prefer "And Then There Were None." I'm giving 4 stars but truthfully it was more like a 3.5 (maybe 3.25 ish) for me. It started out alright, got a little slow and boring in the middle and then ended up pretty 'just okay' for me. Which is a bummer.

Thank you to the publisher via Netgalley for the 'read now' book to read and review. This NG is for a Deluxe Edition but the text is the same as was previously published.

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It deserves all its accolades…

I feel a bit brash reviewing Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. After all, it’s considered one of her masterpieces, and shows up on multiple “best mysteries” and “books to read before you die” lists. The acclaim is totally deserved, in my opinion, and I’m not quite sure what I can say about it that hasn’t already been said! Even so, I was happy to receive a review copy of a new e-book edition by Pushkin Vertigo, and so I’ll give it a try. Here we go…

On its face, the plot is pretty simple. Poirot has retired to the village of King’s Abbott, where one of his friends, the wealthy Roger Ackroyd (he of the title), lives. Poirot’s stated intention is to raise vegetable marrows, and he even goes as far as to accept the village’s anglicized version of his name, “Porrott,” in an attempt to go incognito. But of course, he eventually gets pulled back into things when Ackroyd is murdered less than a day after his lady companion, the widowed Mrs. Ferrars, dies.

Questions immediately arise. Were the rumors that Mrs. Ferrars poisoned her first husband actually true? And as a corollary - did Mrs. Ferrars take an accidental overdose of her sleeping medicine, or did she commit suicide? What is Ackroyd’s step-son doing in King’s Abbott, but not staying at Ackroyd’s mansion, Fernly Park? And are Ackroyd’s niece and step-son really in love, or just faking it for the money? In the absence of Captain Hastings, who is off in “the Argentine,” the tale is narrated by Poirot’s next-door neighbor and local doctor, James Sheppard. And it’s a classic whodunnit, with lots of suspects, hidden motives, clues, mysterious strangers, and dubious alibis – at least right up until the end, when Poirot’s little grey cells find the solution, and provide a not-at-all-classic twist that you won’t see coming.

One thing that I noticed in my (re)read of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is more humor than I had remembered. The story is a bit somber, and these are not big guffaws, but little moments of amusement, as when Sheppard mentions, speaking of Mrs. Ferrars, that “lots of women buy their clothes in Paris, and have not, on that account, necessarily poisoned their husbands.” Christie had a sharp eye for human nature, and she deployed it throughout. Another thing I noticed was that, although The Murder of Roger Ackroyd has aged amazingly well, times have changed – or at least I hope they have. Without being too spoiler-ish, I really do hope that Mrs. Ferrars’ difficulties dealing with an abusive husband would have met with a different response now, in the 2020s, than in the 1920s, when the book was written. And finally, for inquiring minds that might wonder…per Wikipedia, a “vegetable marrow” seems to be something much like an American zucchini.

Wrapping up, though, with all levity aside, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd deserves its years of accolades. And if you haven’t read it, and you like murder mysteries at all, you should. Just do it! And my thanks again to Pushkin Vertigo and Net Galley for the review copy.

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I have enjoyed reading and rereading Agatha Christie books over at least 70 years. This book, the 4th Hercule Poirot is one of the best. In spite of his narcissicism, Poirot is very clever. In this book, a wealtlhy man is found murdered by the local doctor. Poirot has recently retired and moved in next door to the doctor, and they set out to solve the crime together. The primary suspect is the murdered man's step-son who needs money badly. However, the man's sister-in-law and his niece are also fairly destitute. Other possible suspects include the man's secretary, butler, housekeeper, and maid.

It's not until the last chapter that the reader finds out the guilty party. Great suspense and very clever plot!

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A beautiful new edition of the classic! This is one of my favorite Agatha Christie's because of the twists. I might have to buy this one for the beautiful cover as well.

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Oh, this is absolutely BEYOND spectacular. This is actually my first Poirot story (though I am acquainted with the most recent movies--alas given the state of the second one) and I figured I may as well jump in feet first. How tremendous! I can't really say much here given that it would spoil everything, but fans of mystery novels are sure to love it, and people who adore twists will eat it up.

Given that it is a reprint (obviously), something should be said for the cover, which is inviting and draws the reader in with the composition and colour. All in all, the novel is highly recommended.

I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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I'm a huge fan of Poirot and Agatha Christie and when I saw that The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was going to be released in such a gorgeous cover, I just couldn't resist. I've got to admit that this was my first time reading this book and as always, Mrs. Christie stands head and shoulder above the rest in writing mysteries.

One evening the wealthy Roger Ackroyd is discovered slumped in his armchair, a knife buried in his heart. It is the start of a murder case that spurs the inhabitants of the sleepy English village of King's Abbot to feverish speculation. The local police are perplexed, but soon a recently retired Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, joins the investigation. The truth he uncovers will shock even the most imaginative of the village gossips.

This has to be her best Poirot and a novel that you should read at least once in your lifetime. This mystery is narrated by the village doctor, Dr. Sheppard, as he stands in for Hastings. I enjoyed his observations of Poirot and his quips about the village and its occupants. I'm a huge fan of murders in small English villages and this mystery hits all the right notes. In true Christie fashion - the solution of who murdered Roger Ackroyd will truly shock you and you'll be able to tell right away why this mystery is correctly labeled as the gold standard.

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is an awesome golden-age mystery book, arguably the best in the Agatha Christie canon.

I actually guessed the murderer’s identity because of reading some non-spoiler reviews so I'm not going to say anything about the plot. However, I love mysteries and have read 100s probably 1000s and this was one of the best, if not actually the best. It is significant that this is the only Christie book on the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die. It was the book that made her famous and generated a lot of debate at the time due to its plot. Overall, if you only read one mystery book, read The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. You won't regret it. 5 stars and a favorite!

Thanks to Pushkin Vertigo and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.

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The only reason I’m familiar with Agatha Christie is the 1970s movie Murder on the Orient Express. I watched David Suchet’s portrayal of Poirot in the late 1990s and enjoyed them casually but didn’t dissect and read the stories. I always meant to get around to reading Christie, but you know how that goes. There always seems to be something else to read first. That’s why I was so happy to be offered The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: Deluxe Edition from NetGalley and Pushkin Vertigo in exchange for an honest review. This would give me a chance to read an actual Poirot story.

I won’t go into a blow-by-blow description of the story because it’s so well-known, even though someone like me would not see anything amiss with the storytelling. It was only by reading another mystery where Agatha was a character (review to come tomorrow on that book!) that I learned there was much controversy surrounding the book when it came out. I did not see the big deal, as Christie’s way of writing the mystery has become a trope of which I am very familiar. Really, I thought it was rather clever.

Another thing I liked is that there wasn’t too much Poirot. I know it might be an unpopular opinion, but I never warmed to his idiosyncrasies the way I did with Sherlock Holmes. Maybe it’s because I only know Poirot from the various portrayals on screen, from the marvelous David Suchet to the horrible Albert Finney (who reminded me of Batman’s Penguin) to the awesome, yet different portrayal Peter Ustinov.

The deluxe edition that is coming out is really something to behold. If you’re a Christie fan, you’ll want to add it to your collection. Of course, this is based upon what I saw with the eARC edition and not knowing what a regular edition looks like. The pictures of the deluxe edition show a beautiful copy that’s worthy of the word “deluxe.” It very much reminds me of some deluxe editions of other series of books I have.

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd has been on my TBR for awhile and it did not disappoint. Although I expected who the killer was for the last third of the book everyone once and awhile I would think hmm maybe I am wrong. There is a large enough group of characters to throw suspicion around but not so many that you get confused. All of them are hiding something and it is interesting seeing it being ferreted out. Reading this I could see its influence on Knives Wide Out and think that if you enjoyed Knives Wide Out you would enjoy this book. This is my first Poirot book and I look forward to reading more.

Thank you NetGalley for the chance to read this novel. The Deluxe Edition looks beautiful.

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Not my typical genre I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Will read more of Agatha Christie on the future.

Thank you to NetGalley, Pushkin Press and Agatha Christie for allowing me to read this advanced copy.

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This is one of my favorite books, with one of the best twists of all time. Yes, I'm a huge fan of just about everything Christie wrote--but this has always topped the list for me. I'm so happy to see this is getting a special edition--well deserved!

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The Queen of suspense! This work by Chriatoe is obe of her absolute best. A enthralling mystery to get lost in. So excited for this new deluxe edition. A keeper for your bookshelves!

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While i'm not an expert on Christie's writing, this book was a surprise for me, as I felt like it deviated from the typical set she has (in the very few Poirot stories i've read). The narration is a written account from Dr. Sheppard, a doctor well acquainted with the victim and who serves as Poirot's sidekick throughout the story. This narration style confused me at first, but it ended up working great because I was completely surprised by the plot twist because of it. I spent the whole story wondering who the murderer could be, because none of the suspects seemed to be the one who actually did it, so when they reveal <spoiler> that Dr. Sheppard was the culprit </spoiler> I was shocked, but it made sense. The rest of the book is pretty standard mystery storytelling, though the shock of the reveal was enough to make the book even better for me. I did not really like that <spoiler> Poirot seemed to be pushing Sheppard into committing suicide </spoiler> it seemed really strange and out of character. But, I can see why this story is a classic, it was definitely worth reading.

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This was such a good read!

I’m a big fan of Christie’s Poirot stories ever since I read murder on the orient express and this was no different. A fantastic who done it that will keep you on the edge of your seats!

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Deluxe Edition by Agatha Christie is the perfect book for any mystery lover. This is my first time reading this story and even after being in print for almost 100 years, I was shocked by the twisted ending. Hercule Poirot has done it again. Classics are classics for a reason. Agatha Christie was a phenom and I highly recommend this book..

***** I received an ARC from NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for my honest review. *****

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Whether you are new to the world of Agatha Christie or a die-hard fan, you will love this book. This is the book that jump-started her career. When Roger Ackroyd is found stabbed to death in his locked study, Hercule Poirot is called in to aid inspectors in solving the case. M.Poirot and his "little grey cells" , as he so famously calls them never fail to solve even to the most perplexing of cases, and this is one has a twist that you may not see coming. I highly recommend it!

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A beautifully produced edition of the world’s greatest crime writer’s best and most influential mystery, which changed the game with an unprecedented plot twist

With its famously shocking ending, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is one of Agatha Christie's greatest mysteries, and the book that changed her career.

One evening the wealthy Roger Ackroyd is discovered slumped in his armchair, a knife buried in his heart. It is the start of a murder case that spurs the inhabitants of the sleepy English village of King's Abbot to feverish speculation.

The local police are perplexed, but soon a recently retired Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, joins the investigation. The truth he uncovers will shock even the most imaginative of the village gossips

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Best Agatha Christie's book! It's still so so so mind-blowing. I can't stop raving about this book. I definitely don't see that twist coming and now we get the deluxe ed from Pushkin Press, my fav murder mystery publisher.
Thanks for the ARC!

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If a vote were taken today on the best mystery writers in history, Agatha Christie would rank in the Top 5 on everyone's list. That is, if you ever read Agatha Christie's books and who can call themselves a fan of the genre without reading Christie. Her characters are all unique, each one memorable and none more than Hercule Poirot. Opening the book, you are immediately drawn into Poirot's world. His investigative skills are surprising, the clues given clear, yet not. I seldom solve a Christie mystery before the reveal and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is sure to keep the readers guessing until the very end. Known as one of Christie's best mysteries, it's a definite MUST read.

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This is definitely my favorite Christie, and my jaw literally dropped open when I found out who did it. Brilliance!

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3.5 stars rounded up🌟

What a fun read! This was my first Agatha Christie novel and now I’m asking myself why I waited so long to read her work. I’m a big fan of murder mysteries and whodunnits so I had a feeling this would be a lot of fun.

This had a pretty slow start for me (probably just because I took time getting used to her writing style), but once things started to pick up I didn’t want to put it down! I did guess who the murderer was quite a bit before it was revealed, but it was so enjoyable to follow Hercule Poirot and put my detective hat on for a while. And let me just say, even though I did guess the end, it was still incredibly fun to learn how everything went down.

This was so entertaining and a great read first read for November, as the vibes matched the season. I will definitely be picking up more Agatha Christie novels in the future!

Thank you to NetGalley for the e-copy in exchange for an honest review!

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I absolutely LOVE Agatha Christie so when I saw that Pushkin Press was rereleasing The Death of Rodger Ackroyd I jumped at the opportunity to read and review it!

This mystery is told by the doctor who examines the bodies of two dead bodies, one being Rodger Ackroyd. His death has shaken the community and stumped the detectives. When the famous Hercule Poirot joins the investigation many secrets are exposed leading to a twisty, shaking, murder mystery.

I always enjoy a murder mystery especially one with Poirot. Though I inferred who the murderer was about 80% through the book I was still questioning my inference till it was finally revealed. This is my third book from the Hercule Poirot mystery novel and I really enjoyed how this one was written. I can't go into much more without spoilers.

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Agatha Christie is the founder of murder mysteries in my opinion and I am so happy that I finally read The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. This was just such a fun and classic Christie book with everything you could want in it! I highly recommend this book and author!

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This is another brilliantly written murder mystery story by Agatha Christie. The plot is well structured with a mind-blowing twist at the end which will quite shock the readers. I'm truly impressed by the craftsmanship of Agatha Christie in this particular story. She has a great ability to lead the plot without giving any hint or clue as to the guilty party until the very end. In this case, it was quite a shocking revelation.

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4 stars!

It was very special for me to read this book because it was one of the first books that got me into reading mysteries and thrillers. I think one of the best things about this book is its plot twist, which I still almost didn't see coming, and I definitely recommend to people who are looking to get into the mystery/thriller genre!

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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An exceptional edition of one of Agatha Christie’s absolute best works. Truly the queen of mystery, confounding readers with her wit and storytelling the best she ever has. This was worth the re read for the story, the beautiful cover, and re-living Christie’s riveting tale.

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is the fourth Hercule Poirot mystery by Dame Agatha Christie. Originally published in 1926, this gift edition was released 25th Oct 2022 by Penguin Random House on their Pushkin Vertigo imprint. It's 156 pages and is available in hardcover and ebook formats. 

This is one of the classics of crime literature and most readers who enjoy the genre can remember the delight of reading that shock twist ending. Now re-released in a new format with high quality production values and typesetting, I really enjoyed reading it again with "fresh eyes". I still enjoyed Poirot doing what he does so well, and as always, I noticed a few new details with every re-read. 

It's a well written subtle and beautifully engineered plot. The denouement and resolution are classics. At the time it was written, it was a shocking departure. If it seems less so now, it's because so many authors who have come after Christie have borrowed her twists and tricks. 

Five stars. Even for readers who have read it before, it makes a splendid re-read. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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Excellent mystery, Lots of red herrings. I’ve read many Agatha Christie mysteries and had never read this one,

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Classic Christie, I really enjoyed this mystery which I hadn't read before. It would be a good first Christie for someone looking to give it a try.

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