Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Murder of Rogery Ackroyd, by Agatha Christie

I really wanted to ready the Poirot books in order, but I only made it through the first book and then one short story before jumping ahead to this one, The Murder of Rogery Ackroyd.  My online research of Poirot had already noted that this was the book that made Christie famous, due to the twist at the end.  I didn't know what the twist was, but almost as soon as I began reading I figured it out.
But that doesn't matter, it didn't ruin the book at all, instead it had me searching for clues to back up my hypothisis as I read.  And they're all over the place, I can only imagine what it was like in the 20s & 30s when folks first read this, then re-read it to catch those same clues they missed the first time around.  Exactly what I would have been going had I not read online that there was a major twist at the end.
Very entertaining book.