Who would want to murder Roger Ackroyd, a successful businessman considered to be the life and soul of the peaceful village of King’s Abbot? Called out of retirement to help solve the mystery is renowned Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, first introduced in Christie’s debut novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. Voted by the British Crime Writers’ Association as the best crime novel ever written-and said to be Christie’s favorite, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is one of the first books featuring Poirot. A methodical, detailed, and suspenseful whodunit, the novel still stumps readers nearly one hundred years after its initial publication. As the clues and suspects add up, Christie masterfully weaves several plausible scenarios, only to surprise readers at the conclusion.