The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot #4) – Agatha Christie

This is another brilliantly written murder mystery by Agatha Christie. The plot is well structured with a mind-blowing twist at the end which will quite shock the readers. I’m truly impressed by the craftsmanship of Agatha Christie in this particular story. She has a great ability to lead the plot without giving any hint or clue as to the guilty party until the very end. In this case, it was quite a shocking revelation.

Poirot works alone in this case without Mr. Hastings, but a new acquaintance partly helps him with the investigation. This is one of the mysteries where the genius mind of Poirot is greatly tested and his “little grey cells” challenged. But Poirot comes out being the winner of the day apprehending the culprit and dazing the readers with his astonishing discovery. However, Poirot shows a sort of mercy towards the criminal preventing any unnecessary exposure and humiliation revealing the considerate side of the great detective.

It was an intriguing and interesting read and I enjoyed it very much. There is no doubt that this particular murder mystery is one of the best in the Poirot series.

Rating: 4/5

About the author

Piyangie Jay Ediriwickrema is an Attorney-at-Law by profession. Her devotion to literature has taken shape in reading and reviewing books of various genres set in different periods of time. She dabs at a little poetry and fiction of her own and hopes to share her work with the readers in the future.

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