"The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it."
―Hercule Poirot, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (1926)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) by Agatha Christie is a work of detective fiction considered controversial because of Christie's innovative use of a twist ending and break from the pattern of traditional mystery writing. The author's favorite lead detective, Hercule Poirot, comes out of retirement to solve the murder of his friend, Roger Ackroyd. Ackroyd, whose fianc e has just died of a suspicious overdose is the classic man who knows too much. Considered a masterpiece by some critics, this thriller is for fans of intrigue and page-turning plotlines.