Agatha Christie is my favorite author of all time. So, when my reading challenge had the category “Classic Detective Novel,” I knew I needed to find a book from her that would fit this category.
After searching through some lists online, I discovered “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.” Many of the lists I saw claimed this is one of the best detective novels written.
This story is the fourth installment in the Hercule Poirot series. However, instead of following the famous detective, the audience instead follows Doctor Shepard, a close friend of the victim, and one of the last people to see him alive.
Because we follow the story from his perspective, everything that we learn about the case comes from him and not the detective. Once he discovers something, then we do too.
It is because of this style of storytelling that when certain secrets and information is revealed, it makes it even more shocking.
While this is not the case with all of her stories, in most of the stories I read from her, the story is never told from the perspective of the main crime solver.
I really enjoyed the book. Because the story is told from the perspective of Doctor Shepard. I was constantly trying to figure out who committed the murder, and I only came close near the end.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good mystery and whodunit.
Overall, I gave this book a 5/5 stars.