roger ackroyd was already dead at that time
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What chapter are you referring to? Thanks.
In the last page of the book, Dr. Sheppard says
"I wish I could have known beforehand that Flora was going to say she'd seen her uncle alive at a quarter to ten.
That puzzled me more than I can say."
So why indeed did she say that?
She wanted to cover up her secret. Instead of her being with him she was stealing the forty pounds