Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?: The Mystery Behind the Agatha Christie Mystery

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Fourth Estate, 2000 - Detective and mystery stories - 176 pages
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At the end of Agatha Christie's classic detective novel, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Hercule Poirot declares with a customary late flourish that the murderer is none other than the book's narrator. But the narrator is, by definition, suspect. So who can we believe? In a witty piece of literary sleuthing, Pierre Bayard thinks the unthinkable: could Poirot, semi-retired and growing marrows, have got it wrong? And if so, who did murder Roger Ackroyd?

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Contents

The Murder
3
The Investigation
11
The Van Dine Principle
19
Copyright

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Pierre Bayard is a professor of literature at the University of Paris.

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