Participate in the ACRC’s Agatha Christie Blog Tour September 1-30

acrc2_blogtour2010 I would like to encourage you all to participate in the ACRC’s Agatha Christie Blog Tour.

For details visit the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Carnival Blog HERE.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

Roger-Ackroyd-lo-res__jpg_235x600_q95In the small English village of King’s Abbot a wealthy widow, Mrs. Ferrars has died victim of an overdose of veronal.  Mrs. Ferrars’ husband died just over a year ago of acute gastritis, helped on by habitual overindulgence in alcoholic beverages. During her mourning period she was secretly engaged to Roger Ackroyd, a wealthy manufacturer. Soon after her death Roger Akroyd is found stabbed to death. Are these three deaths related? Fortunately a new and mysterious neighbour is in town, a short man with an egg-shaped head, partially covered with suspiciously black hair, two immense moustaches and a pair of watchful eyes. Hercules Poirot has retired from work and has moved to King’s Abbot to grow vegetable marrows. The novel is narrated by Dr. Sheppard the doctor of King’s Abbot. Dr. Sheppard plays Captain Hastings role as Poirot’s assistant. Hastings is now living in Argentina with his wife. The book ends with a then-unprecedented plot twist. Its innovative ending had a significant impact on the genre (Wikipedia). It is often considered one of Christie’s masterpieces and it was published in 1926.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is a delightful reading. I consider it a ‘must read’ for anyone who is willing to access Agatha Christie novels for the first time. A wonderful and very ingenious book that no crime fiction aficionado should miss. I enjoyed it thoroughly. You can read it several times since it supports different readings even if you know the ending. ACBC

You can visit here the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Carnival hosted by Kerrie. You can always participate and read at your own pace.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd  has been reviewed by Mysteries in Paradise, A Woman of Mystery.

See also The Official Agatha Christie website.

>Participate in the ACRC’s Agatha Christie Blog Tour September 1-30

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120 Agatha Christie On 15 September 2010 Agatha Christie would have been 120 years old.

From 1-30 September 2010, Kerrie at the at the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Blog will be taking part in a world wide celebration blog tour.

Participants will volunteer for a day in September to host the carnival. Posts must be related to an Agatha Christie topic.

Visit the ACRC Blog for additional details.

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120 Agatha Christie To celebrate the 120 anniversary of Agatha Christie I have joined the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge. At this stage my plan is to read The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and Hickory Dickory Dock.

The Agatha Christie Reading Challenge is hosted by Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise and you can joint the challenge here

Visit also Agatha Christie website here.

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