The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

James rushes off to Fernly Park. Parker answers the door, but claims to know nothing when James asks him if Mr. Ackroyd is really murdered as Parker had said on the phone. Parker asserts that he made no such phone call and that, as far as he knows, Mr. Ackroyd is fine. They hurry to Mr. Ackroyd's room, but find it locked. James breaks the door. They find Mr. Ackroyd with a dagger in his back. Raymond and Blunt rush into the room. Blunt thinks it must have been a burglary.

Someone call for the police and the police arrive. James explains everything. Parker tells them that he locked the windows earlier himself, but the police find the window open, and they see clear footprints right outside the window. James describes the strange man he saw on his way home. Raymond says he heard Mr. Ackroyd talking...

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