The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Chapter 27 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 27 Summary

It's five in the morning and James speaks in first person and claims that he has been writing all night but is now done. He says his original intention for his writing was to publish it one day as one of Poirot's failures. James points out that he had a premonition of disaster from the beginning. He says that he knew he had to murder Mr. Ackroyd as soon as he heard that Mrs. Ferrars was dead. The Dictaphone was not working and James told Mr. Ackroyd he would fix it. This gave him a chance to do what he needed with it. James sent Parker to call police and then retrieved the Dictaphone and pushed chair back into place. James says he was shocked that Parker noticed the pulled out chair. He is also perplexed by Flora claiming to have seen her uncle alive at quarter...

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