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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Hardback Poirot

By (author) Agatha Christie

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 122mm x 186mm x 30mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 4 September 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007234376
  • ISBN 13: 9780007234370
  • Edition: Facsimile
  • Edition statement: 80th anniversary Poirot facsimile ed
  • Sales rank: 105,764

Product description

A facsimile first edition hardback of the 1926 Poirot book, published to mark the 80th anniversary of its publication, the very first Agatha Christie published by Collins. 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...To mark the 80th anniversary of Hercule Poirot's first appearance, and to celebrate his renewed fortunes as a primetime television star, this first book in a collection of facsimile first editions is the perfect way to experience Agatha Christie. Reproducing the original typesetting and format of the first edition from the Christie family's own archive, this book sports the original cover which has been painstakingly restored to its original glory.

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Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in over 100 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.

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"A classic - the book has worthily earned its fame." Irish Independent