Mystery book & video club : The murder of Roger Ackroyd

Jan 31, 2023
6:00 PM | discussion
7:15 PM | dinner

Salmagundi Program Committee

Open to the public
Eventbrite RSVP required
Discussion is FREE to attend
Dinner is paid separately (card only)
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About the Book

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd begins as the quiet little village of King’s Abbot (modern-day Castle Combe) wakes up to the shocking news of the death of the widow Ferrars. Less than a day later, her distressed fiancè widower, Roger Ackroyd, is found murdered under completely baffling circumstances.

This mystery, first published in June 1926 in the United Kingdom, is the third novel by Agatha Christie to feature Hercule Poirot as the lead detective. It is a relatively short book, and it moves briskly.

About the Event

You are invited to join in the discussion with Salmagundi’s Mystery book & video club in our Wiggins bar. The discussion is led by the book & video club founder Gloria Sampson Knight. Ticketed attendees who would love to join us for an a la carte dinner may make a reservation via our Reservations page and include the message “Mystery Book Club dinner”.

To miss this would be a crime.

About the Mystery Book & Video Club

Since 2013, the Mystery book & video club has met monthly with the exception of June and July. The books discussed are primarily mystery novels. Some memorable authors explored have included Agatha Christie, Lee Child, Louise Penny and Ruth Rendell.
Books are selected based on geographic or historical interest, such as works by author Donna Leon whose crime novels are set in Venice, Italy and Peter Tremayne, Celtic scholar and historian whose focus is 7th century Ireland. We have had new authors discuss their writings including Paul Paradise, who writes about murder, trademark counterfeiting, and product piracy and Radha Vatsal, award winning mystery writer whose books center around a young female reporter in New York City during the 1910’s.