The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) (Compact Disc)
"What one does not tell to Papa Poirot he finds out."
In Agatha Christie's The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Hercule Poirot comes out of retirement to solve one of the most vexing cases of his career. The quiet village of King's Abbot is still reeling from the death of the widow Ferrars from an overdose of Veronal, when not twenty-four hours later it is learned that the man she planned to marry, Roger Ackroyd, has been brutally murdered.
Prior to his death, Ackroyd had been reading an article in the Evening Post to discover who had been blackmailing his wife over poisoning her first husband. But before he could learn who the blackmailer was, he was stabbed through the neck in his own study.
Hercule Poirot is the only man with the "little grey cells" to solve this convoluted crime. This time however, it is not Hastings along for the ride. It is Dr. James Shepard, a man actually living in the small village, and one of the men to actually find Ackroyd's body, who relates to us the terrible truths of the crime and the great deductions of our beloved Belgian detective.
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