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And Then There Were None

a book by Agatha Christie

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  • Nov 5, 2008
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'And Then There Were None' is the harbinger of today's horror. Written in 1939 by Agatha Christie, the novel skyrocketed the Mystery Mistress's career.

Ten people are mysteriously summoned to a infamous island retreat. When the launch leaves them on the landing at the isolated house on Indian Island, they are cut off from the world. Their mysterious host is missing when, after a lovely dinner, a harsh announcement from a recording permeates the room, accusing each person of a diabolical crime.

Cradled in fear, everyone wants off the island immediately but there is no way off. One by one, people begin to die. With each suspecting the other, they must wait for the launch to show up, or for their own death.

'And Then There Were None' still holds a certain charm for me, and remains one of the absolute best 'whodunnits' of the century. The prose is simplistic enough for young adult reading, and for the advanced reader it's a bullet-though-a-gun read that you won't be able to put down. Perfect for reading on an airplane or at the beach.

I first read 'And Then There Were None' as a young adult, and while re-reading noticed that though the prose is not very stylistic or grand, the plot alone is enough to keep you turning pages. This short, smart novel is a 'must read' for any mystery or horror lover. Enjoy!
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
Probably the best book from the Queen of Crime. One of the most suspenseful and airtight narratives she has ever written.
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
This is, without a doubt, Agatha Christie's best work. even is "Murder on the Orient Express" gets more press.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
Funnily enough, I read this book to help me with the Wii game based on this book. I still haven't beaten the game but the book is fun, full of twist and turns. I loved it. But they could have made the game easier!
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
I've read all of the 80+ mystery novels.
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
I have read many, many Agatha Christie novels but this is by far my favorite. Join 10 guests trapped together and surrounded by murder!
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
great book
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
Didn't much care for it personally but it's rather well executed. Has a bit of a pull at the end.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
Easily my favorite of Christie's stories.
Quick Tip by . June 04, 2010
This is good and interesting, keeps you on your toes wondering what will happen next.
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ISBN-10: 0312979479
ISBN-13: 978-0312979478
Author: Agatha Christie
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (May 13, 2001)
Date Published: May 13, 2001, originally published 1939
Format: Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages, Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 1 inches
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