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The novel is told in first-person point-of-view by Dr. James Sheppard, resident of the village of King's Abbot and physician to its population. The novel is Dr. Sheppard's personal account of events, which eventually reveals him to be an unreliable narrator.
The novel is told in the past tense except for a few passages and the final chapter, which are written in the present tense as the narrator-author completes his manuscript and perhaps makes final revisions. The switch makes it seem as if the narrator directly addresses his reader in the present.
Roger Ackroyd's murder is the case Hercule Poirot solves in the novel.
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