First Review – The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Posted by Caitie F on September 14, 2009
Book: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Author: Agatha Christie
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers (September 1, 2006)
Year Published: 1926
Rating: +++++ (Go and read this now!)
I can see why she is known as one of the greatest mystery writers of all time. I thought I knew who the murderer was several time…and I was wrong every time and never saw it coming! Sometimes, when you are reading a mystery and you never saw it coming, there are holes in the explanation and you think the author stretched it a little…not the case with this book! It all made perfect sense, but it would have been almost impossible for the reader to figure it out.
Not only is the mystery fantastic, but the characters are round and complex, every character has a distinct personality and are a crucial part of the plot.
The writing is superb. There was enough description that you could picture everything in your head, from the scene of the crime to the characters, to the classic London town. It was witty and clever.
It was one of the best books I have read in a while and look forward to reading more of her books!
If you like mysteries and have not yet read this book, you should go get it today!