Join Zander, Hannah and Bina for the first full-length review of the murder-mystery that made Agatha Christie a household name – The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, published in 1926. The team discuss the plot twists, characters, themes and politics of the novel as well as the adaptations. Novels spoiled in this episode: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and The Man In The Brown Suit. Also discussed without spoilers: The Secret Of Chimneys and The Mysterious Affair At Styles.
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HUGE Christie devotee. This is my favorite novel/mystery that she wrote. I solved it in the first chapter (the killer would know the truth of Mr. Ferris’ death – and one character would). That allowed me to spend the entire novel enjoying her brilliant obfuscation of the killer.
Would never recommend anyone read this as their first Christie. They need a base understanding of Dame Agatha’s fairplay style before diving in.