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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 20 Summary

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Chapter 20 Summary

Inspector Raglan is frustrated because Flora's lie has thrown off the whole case. All of the alibis must now be reconsidered. James and Poirot go to meet Miss Russell. Poirot wants to confront her about something. He tells her about Kent and how he is now a suspect in the case due to Flora's confession. Miss Russell is distraught with the news. She caves in and admits that Kent is her son from before marriage and that he comes to her every now and then for money.

Miss Russell tells Poirot her deep dark secret so that she can be Kent's alibi, and he can be cleared. Poirot reassures Miss Russell that he will keep her secret and that soon the crime will be solved. Poirot tells James that he asked Inspector Raglan for a favor to help him solve the case. He asked the inspector to...

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