The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Summary

This is one page summary of this book written by Agathe Christie.

This book has been published through many publishers, but my personal copy was Penguin. This book was copyrighted in 1926. It was previously printed in Dodd, Mead, & Company, and HarperPaperback editions.


This is the Penguin version of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

            Like all of Agatha Christies other novels, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd has a very complex plot to it. The main characters are the narrator (this book is in first person), Dr. Sheppard, the famous detective, Poirot (who is present in many of Christie’s books, and other suspects. Poirot is a famous detective in the story, and has happened to retire close to the house of Dr. Sheppard, growing vegetable marrows. From then on, Dr. Sheppard acts as Poirot’s colleague. All the other suspects live in the house of Roger Ackroyd.

            As you can guess, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is a myster-fiction. The murder takes place in Liverpool, England, and probably took place in the early 1900’s. The beginning takes place without Poirot (but still is Dr. Sheppard’s neighbor but goes under the name of Mr. Porot), but Dr. Sheppard is present with his obnoxious sister.


In the beginning, a widow named Mrs. Ferrars committed suicide and stirs suspicion and rumors. Roger Ackroyd, a wealthy businessman, gives Dr. Sheppard a call asking for medicine. It turned out that Roger really wanted to tell a secret to Dr. Sheppard (they were close friends). Roger Ackroyd was engaged to Mrs. Ferrars. Coincidentally, during the middle of the conversation, a blue letter arrives. It was the confession of the widow’s suicide. Dr. Sheppard and Roger Ackroyd discover in the letter that someone was blackmailing the widow for large sums (they found out a bit before that the widow had killed her husband), but the letter didn’t say

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