And Then There Were None by Agatha ChristieFirst, there were ten—a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past theyre unwilling to reveal—and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion.
Review - And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
And Then There Were None Summary
The novel opens with all of the main characters traveling by train or car to a ferry that will take them to a mysterious island named Indian Island. Each guest has received an invitation from a Mr. Owen, or a Mrs. Constance Culmington, to come to the island. Vera Claythorne is going because Mrs. Owen has offered her a secretarial job.
And Then There Were None is a mystery novel by English writer Agatha Christie , described by her as the most difficult of her books to write. The book is the world's best-selling mystery, and with over million copies sold is one of the best-selling books of all time. Publications International lists the novel as the sixth best-selling title. On 8 August in the late s, eight people arrive on a small, isolated island off the Devon coast of England. Each has an invitation tailored to his or her personal circumstances, such as an offer of employment or an unexpected late summer holiday.
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by Agatha Christie
I felt like I should have been drinking a cup of hot tea while listening to Bing Crosby as I read this novel. Once all ten people were in the house on the island, the story picks up when Anthony Marston is poisoned. I was worried about following along with ten characters and keeping their stories straight, but Christie managed to create compelling characters with fascinating background stories. Emily Brent, the ultra-religious spinster, should have had more spotlight in the story—and a spin-off too. She intrigued me the most. Emily fired her pregnant, unmarried maid who committed suicide right after. Emily was rigid, harsh, and probably twitchy.
Even though the guests are the only people on the island, they are all mysteriously murdered one by one, in a manner paralleling, inexorably and sometimes grotesquely, the old nursery rhyme, " Ten Little Indians ". The novel has also been published and filmed under the title Ten Little Indians. It is Christie's best-selling novel with million sales to date, making it the world's best-selling mystery and the seventh most popular book of all time. It has been adapted into several plays, films, and a video game. Eight people of different social classes: Mr. Armstrong, Ex-inspector Blore, Mr. Upon arriving, they are told that their hosts, a Mr.