The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Major Hector Blunt is a stock character in Agatha Christie novels: the “blunt,” stoic, not particularly bright military man. Blunt never really seems to be a prime suspect in the murder, but he’s shown to be hiding something: he has feelings for Flora Ackroyd, and at the end of the novel, the two of them are engaged.

Major Hector Blunt Quotes in The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

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Chapter 10 Quotes

"I’m not too flush just now, as a matter of fact. Came into a legacy a year ago, and like a fool let myself be persuaded into putting it into some wild-cat scheme."
I sympathized, and narrated my own similar trouble.

Related Characters: Dr. James Sheppard (speaker), Major Hector Blunt (speaker), Major Hector Blunt
Page Number: 115-16
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Chapter 19 Quotes

Blunt ignored my well-meant offers. He spoke to Poirot. “D’you really think—” he began, and stopped.
He is one of those inarticulate men who find it hard to put things into words.
Poirot knows no such disability. “If you doubt me, ask her yourself, monsieur.”

Related Characters: Hercule Poirot (“Mr. Porrot”) (speaker), Major Hector Blunt (speaker), Flora Ackroyd
Page Number: 220
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Major Hector Blunt Character Timeline in The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

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Chapter 4: Dinner at Fernly
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...to give Roger advice for making “settlements” for Flora. Before Sheppard can answer, Major Hector Blunt enters. Blunt is a well-known big-game hunter, and—despite being very different from Roger—he and Roger... (full context)
Chapter 5: Murder
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...his neck. Sheppard instructs Parker to call the police, and then tell Raymond and Major Blunt. Alone, Sheppard inspects the body—Ackroyd has clearly been dead for “some little time.” (full context)
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Blunt and Raymond rush into the study. Raymond suggests that there was a robbery—nobody would have... (full context)
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...something about “the calls on my purse” and being unable to “accede to your request.” Blunt claims not to have seen Ackroyd after dinner. The inspector suggests that Ackroyd must have... (full context)
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...the study around 9:50 to say good night, and that Roger seemed perfectly fine. Major Blunt goes to Flora and tells her, gently, that Roger’s been killed. Flora faints. Dr. Sheppard... (full context)
Chapter 6: The Tunisian Dagger
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...shows it to Geoffrey Raymond, who recognizes it as a gift from Tunis, which Major Blunt gave Ackroyd—Major Blunt promptly confirms this. The knife, Raymond explains, was kept in the silver... (full context)
Chapter 8: Inspector Raglan Is Confident
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Raglan produces a list of everyone’s alibis between 9:45 and 10:00. Major Blunt was in the billiard room with Mr. Raymond; Mrs. Ackroyd was there, too, and went... (full context)
Chapter 9: The Goldfish Pond
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...Dr. Sheppard then walk to a small goldfish pond. There, they notice Flora and Major Blunt. Flora asks if Blunt will be going on any expeditions, and Blunt blushes. Blunt remains... (full context)
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 Poirot and Dr. Sheppard emerge from where they’ve been eavesdropping, and greet Flora and Major Blunt. Poirot asks Blunt to tell him when he last saw Roger Ackroyd. Blunt explains that... (full context)
Chapter 10: The Parlormaid
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Inside the house, Dr. Sheppard, Poirot, Flora, and Major Blunt meet Mr. Hammond, who’s been speaking with Mrs. Ackroyd. Mrs. Ackroyd tells the group that... (full context)
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...he wants Sheppard to bring up the name of Mrs. Ferrars to see how Major Blunt reacts. Sheppard proceeds with his instructions, and Blunt simply says that he knew Mrs. Ferrars,... (full context)
Chapter 12: Round the Table
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...that day, they meet in the Ackroyd house with Raymond, Mrs. Ackroyd, Flora, and Major Blunt. Poirot first asks Flora to disclose Ralph’s location if she’s knows it, since doing so... (full context)
Chapter 13: The Goose Quill
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...given Ralph the forty pounds. Poirot agrees, but points out another thing—it’s unclear why Major Blunt was sure that Roger was talking with Raymond. Next, Poirot asks why Ralph has left... (full context)
Chapter 15: Geoffrey Raymond
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...all, he’s come to realize, almost everyone had a motive to kill Ackroyd, except Major Blunt. However, Poirot adds, he has a feeling Blunt is hiding something. There’s an old saying:... (full context)
Chapter 19: Flora Ackroyd
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...and Poirot agree to speak to Flora. At Fernly, they find Flora with Major Hector Blunt. Flora asks Blunt to stay for the questioning. Raglan asks her about her behavior on... (full context)
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Major Blunt tells Raglan that Roger gave him the forty pounds, and that Flora never touched it—and... (full context)
Chapter 21: The Paragraph in the Paper
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...walk, he asks Sheppard to come to his house that evening, and to invite Major Blunt, Flora, Raymond, and Mrs. Ackroyd. (full context)
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...he finds Mrs. Ackroyd, who tells her that Flora has just gotten engaged to Major Blunt. She notes how Flora confessed having stolen money from Roger Ackroyd on the night of... (full context)
Chapter 23: Poirot’s Little Reunion
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...sit down. Everyone is here: John Parker, Mrs. Ackroyd, Flora Ackroyd, Raymond, Ursula Bourne, Hector Blunt, and Elizabeth Russell. Poirot points out that every single person had a motive to kill... (full context)
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...Poirot then began to wonder if anyone was there. Raymond says that he and Major Blunt heard Roger talking to someone. Poirot reminds Raymond of the words he claimed to have... (full context)
Chapter 25: The Whole Truth
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...four people at the scene of the crime before the police arrived: Dr. Sheppard, Major Blunt, Raymond, and Parker. Parker had nothing to gain by calling—he would have been first on... (full context)