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Nigel cooke as raymond

Actor Nigel Cooke as Geoffrey Raymond in Agatha Christie's Poirot

In the novel The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Geoffrey Raymond is Roger Ackroyd's highly efficient secretary. He is described by Dr Sheppard as a "pleasant young fellow".

Roger had left him five hundred pounds in his will. He is in a debt of 500 pounds too.

He is very fond of sports, as he plays both tennis and golf.

Role in the novel (it contains spoilers)[]

At 9:30 PM, Raymond had heard his employer in his study, talking with someone who demanded money. Major Blunt, who heard the conversation too, thought that Roger was dicating a letter to Raymond. Poirot later deduced that the voice heard was a dictaphone recording placed by the murderer to have an alibi. The words heard were pieces of a letter.

Raymond later confessed to Poirot that he was in a severe debt. Poirot lets him go, knowing that he hadn't killed Roger, but he remarks that a lot of people would be capable of killing for five hundred pounds.


In Agatha Christie's Poirot, Raymond was portrayed by actor Nigel Cooke. In this version, Roger Ackroyd openly disliked Raymond.