When Mrs. Ferrars, a wealthy widow, commits suicide a year after her abusive husband's demise, Dr. James Sheppard is called to certify the death. His unmarried sister Caroline, whom he lives with, speculates that Mrs. Ferrars poisoned her husband and has committed suicide out of remorse.
Roger Ackroyd, a wealthy widower and owner of Fernly Park, reveals to Dr. Sheppard that he had been engaged to Mrs. Ferrars for several months.
Later that day, he was found dead too.
That’s when Hercule Poirot is contacted to investigate.
But all he has are a few footprints that were found leading in and out of the study through an open window…and that a mysterious letter is missing.
Combining crime and mystery in The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, the author delivers a book perfect for fans of the detective genre. Creating her most controversial novel, Agatha Christie takes enthusiasts on a gripping story full of surprises and nail-biting suspense all the way up to its shocking twist ending!
Will Poirot be able to unravel the complex web of intrigue before it is too late?