'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!
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!
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