Everything you need to understand or teach The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie.
When the widow, Mrs. Ferrars, commits suicide, and the wealthy Roger Ackroyd is murdered within a few days, the small English village of King's Abbot is even more full of gossip than usual. The murder is a complete mystery to the incompetent local police. Fortunately, though, the famous detective Hercule Poirot has just moved into King's Abbot and agrees to take on the case, even though he has already decided to retire from detective work.
Everyone in Mr. Ackroyd's household is a suspect. Poirot investigates the murder with Dr. James Sheppard, the town doctor and good friend of Mr. Ackroyd, by his side. As Poirot unravels the case, many secrets, largely around the themes of love and money, come out about each member of the household. Although every member of the household is a suspect at some point, the case looks the worst for Ralph Paton, Mr. Ackroyd's stepson. Ralph... View more of the The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Summary
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