The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Setting & Symbolism

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King's Abbot

King's Abbot is a small town nine miles from the big town of Cranchester. The village consists of a large railway station, a small post office and two rival general stores. Most of the townspeople consist of unmarried ladies and retired military officers. The townspeople's favorite pastime is gossip. The small tightly knit town is where Mr. Ackroyd lives and where the famous Hercule Poirot decides to retire.

Fernly Park

One of the two most important houses in King's Abbot, Fernly Park is owned by Mr. Ackroyd, a wealthy businessman. Fernly Park is where the murder of Roger Ackroyd takes place and every member of the household, butler, parlor maid, housekeeper, secretary and even relatives are suspects in the murder.

The Larches

The Larches is the property belonging to Mr. Poirot. Poirot purchases this house in King's Abbot, where he hopes to retire and spend his...

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