The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie 1926 - W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., London - First Edition A bright first edition of this landmark of detective fiction, a scarce and desirable Hercule Poirot title, widely regarded as one of the most influential crime novels ever written, which many feel is Christie's masterpiece.

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!
  ‘A classic -- the book has worthily earned its fame.’ – Irish Independent.

‘One of the landmarks of detective literature.’ – H.R.F. Keating,
Crime & Mystery: The 100 Best Books.

Dame Agatha Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (1890-1976), first of the really distinguished women writers in the field of detective fiction.

Provenance: Owner’s names ‘Worthington’ and ‘Ralph Lawrence’.

References: Wagstaff & Poole. Cooper & Pike,
Detective Fiction 82. Agatha Christie, web.

Octavo (19 x 13 cm). pp. viii 312. In publisher’s blue cloth, spine lettered in red, front board with red border and lettering.
  Condition: Very good, wear to head and tail of spine and corners, small spots of rubbing to boards, top corner of rear board creased.   Ref: 108967   Price: HK$ 8,500