Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?

Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?

The Mystery Behind the Agatha Christie Mystery

Book - 2000
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A psychoanalyst-cum-professor of literature offers an exciting exploration of Agatha Christie's The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, the conventions of the mystery novel, and the act of reading itself.
Publisher: New York : New Press, c2000
ISBN: 9781565845794
Characteristics: xii, 160 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Cosman, Carol


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Sep 16, 2005

After reading the Agatha Christie stumper, I thought this book would explain some of the story. However, the opposite was to be the case. The book jacket claims that it explore it''s (the story''s) unique construction, will examine the case anew, and reveal another suspect that may have been the murder. Also on the jacket is a spoiler for the original. This is incomprehensible. And inside, more spoilers for other Christie novels follow! Finding myself so offended for this off hand way of making it impossible for me to read the books mentioned, I skipped to the last chapter. Along the way the author trashes the friendship of Hastings and Poirot as well as disparages Poirot in a fashion that will make the blood boil for any die hard fan of Poirot, such as myself. The effrontery! The absolute gall! And the other suspect? Well, I won''t spoil it for you, dear reader, but it is laughable.


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