This month for Brown Bag Book Club, we’re reading The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie. Join us on Thursday, October 26 at 12pm at Parr Library to discuss.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
Considered to be one of Agatha Christie’s greatest, and also most controversial mysteries, ‘The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd’ breaks the rules of traditional mystery.
In the peaceful English village of King’s Abbot, Roger Ackroyd was a man who knew too much. He knew the woman he loved had poisoned her first husband. He knew someone was blackmailing her – and now he knew she had taken her own life with a drug overdose. Soon the evening post would let him know who the mystery blackmailer was. But Ackroyd was dead before he’d finished reading it – stabbed through the neck where he sat in the study.
An apparently open-and-shut case uncovers a likely suspect, but the village has by chance a new resident; Monsieur Hercule Poirot, the noted detective, who comes out of retirement to tackle this baffling case. He soon discovers that all is not as it seems…