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Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

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who likes an orthdox detective story, murder, inquest, and suspicion falling on everyone in turn!

First Published

UK
Collins, London, Jun. 1926
London Evening News, Jul.16-Sep.16 1925 as 'Who Killed Ackroyd?'
US
Dodd Mead, New York, Jun. 1926
Flynn's Detective Weekly, Jun.19-Jul.10 1926

Plot

(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He Knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Now, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with a drug overdose.

But the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information. Unfortunately, before he could finish the letter, he was stabbed to death...

Contents

1. Dr Sheppard at the Breakfast Table
2. Who's WHo in King's Abbot
3. The Man Who Grew Vegetable Marrows
4. Dinner at Fernly
5. Murder
6. The Tunisian Dagger
7. I Learn My Neighbour's Profession
8. Inspector Raglan is Confident
9. The Goldfish Pond
10. The Parlourmaid
11. Poirot Pays a Call
12. Round the Table
13. The Goose Quill
14. Mrs Ackroyd
15. Geoffrey Raymond
16. An Evening at Mah Jong
17. Parker
18. Charles Kent
19. Flora Ackroyd
20. Miss Russell
21. The Paragraph in the Paper
22. Ursula's Story
23. Poirot's Little Reunion
24. Ralph Paton's Story
25. The Whole Truth
26. And Nothing But The Truth
27. Apologia

Characters

Hercule Poirot, Roger Ackroyd, Paton, Mrs Cecil Ackroyd, Flora, Raymond, Parker, Miss Russell, Ursula, Blunt, Doctor Sheppard, Caroline Sheppard, Inspector Raglan, Inspector Davis, Hammond, Kent

Play

"Alibi", adapted by Michael Morton, 1928
at Prince of Wales's Theatre (London), 1928
in New York with the title "The Fatal Albi" in 1932
"Alibi"
London, 1928
"The Fatal Alibi"
New York, 1932
Hercule PoirotCharles Laughton
Doctor SheppardJ.H. RobertsMoffat Johnston
Sir Roger AckroydNorman V. NormanLionel Pape
Mrs. AckroydLady TreeEffie Shannon
Flora AckroydJane WelshJane Wyatt
ParkerHenry DaniellDonald Randolph
Major BluntBasil LoderKenneth Hunter
Ursula BourneIris NoelJane Bramley
Geoffrey RaymondHenry Forbes-RobertsonEdward Crandall
Caryl SheppardGillian LindHelen Vinson
Ralph PatonCyril NashLowell Gilmore
Inspector DaviesJohn DarwinLawrence Cecil
Mr. HammondJ. Smith-WrightFothringham Lysons
MargotConstance AndersonAndree Corday

Movie & TV

Alibi, 1931 (UK)
director Leslie S.Hiscott
writer H. Fowler Mear
cast Austin Trevor(Poirot), Elizabeth Allan, Clare Greet, Franklin Dyall
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Agahta Christie's POIROT VII, 2000
director Andrew Grieve
writer Clive Exton
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Philip Jackson(Japp), Oliver Ford Davies(Dr. Sheppard), Selina Cadell(Caroline Sheppard), Roger Frost(Parker), Malcolm Terris(Roger Ackroyd), Nigel Cooke(Geoffrey Raymond), Daisy Beaumont(Ursula Bourne), Flora Montgomery(Flora Ackroyd), Vivien Heilbron(Mrs. Ackroyd), Gregor Truter(Inspector Davis), Jamie Bamber(Ralph Paton), Charles Early(Constable Jones), Rosalind Bailey(Mrs. Ferrars), Charles Simon(Hammond)
Neudacha Puaro, 2002 (RU/TV)
director Sergei Ursulyak
writer Sergei Ursulyak
cast Olga Krasko, Sergei Makovetsky, Svetlana Nemolyayeva, Konstantin Rajkin

Link

  1. Official Site: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  2. Wikipedia: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  3. IMDb: Alibi (1931)
  4. IMDb: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (2000)
  5. IMDb: Neudacha Puaro (2002)
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