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And Then There Were None

Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976 (Paperback - 2004)
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When ten people arrive on private Indian Island off England's southwest coast, lured to a mansion by invitations from a mysterious host, terror mounts as one guest after another is murdered, in a classic whodunit that is an elaboration of the famous children's rhyme "Ten Little Indians." Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
First, 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 they're unwilling to reveal - and a secret that will seal their fate. For each hsa 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


Blackwell North Amer
First, 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 they're unwilling to reveal - and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder, and one by one they begin to fall prey to an unseen hand. As the only people on the island, unable to leave and unable to call for help, they know that the only possible suspects are among their number. And only the dead are above suspicion.

Authors: Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976
Statement of Responsibility: Agatha Christie
Title: And then there were none
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2004
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed
Characteristics: 264 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes: "Previously published as Ten little Indians."
Subject Headings: Murder victims Fiction Millionaires Fiction Islands Fiction Devon (England) Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Murder victims
Millionaires
Islands
LCCN: 2004041165
ISBN: 0312330871
9780312330873
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY C
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Sep 29, 2014
  • Lex_Luthor rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I never suspected the murderer! This book kept me full of suspense the entire time and I never wanted to put it down. I would recommend this book for anyone who even remotely enjoys murder mysteries.

Aug 13, 2014
  • gsbenham1986 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very clever murder mystery.

Jul 26, 2014
  • learn4life rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

AMAZING! This book deserves my 5 stars. I never even suspected the murderer. This book is one of the only books I've read that is a masterpiece. Go Agatha Christie!

Jul 17, 2014
  • killerangel0760 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Such a great book, I remember when I first got it, I thought it would be boring. Turned out to be the complete opposite!

Jul 14, 2014
  • I_sing_the_Body_Electric rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

There may be some typical archetypes but this novel was full of suspense and thrill. It does not disappoint and is now one of my favourites!

Jul 10, 2014
  • potterfan434 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I herd you like red herrings, so I put a red herring in your red herring - agatha christie probably

Jul 09, 2014
  • raquixxa rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Love this book: the plot, the suspense, the ending were all great. It is almost like a rollercoaster; all the twists and turns on who the murderer is, but in the end it is always someone unexpected.

May 19, 2014
  • green_dove_27 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Agatha Chrisite's "And Then There Were None" is a page-turner, straightforward and full of detail. As the story goes on, you can use the poem to try to figure out what will happen next yourself, but in this mystery, things never really are what they seem to be. Fantastically written, Agatha Christie keeps you hanging on every word. My only advice: don't read it late at night.

Mar 03, 2014
  • Tachikoma rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Then there were none also known as Ten little Indians is one of the few novels of the great British mystery writer Agatha Christie that has neither Miss Maple nor Poirot. She does of course keep her famous trope of putting a small group of people somewhere where they cannot leave, and then take this trope that many a cozy mystery writes perhaps one of her darkest novels. There is no protagonist/detective she gives us to cheer for, everyone is a suspected and ever one is guilty of the crime of murder in one way or another. It reminds me for some reason of the movie Clue, but in the hands of the master storyteller Agatha Christie there is no comedy, just the claustrophobic fear that comes with ten people one island and one of them a killer. It is in this tale and it's ending that Christie reminds way she was the best in the business.

Jan 08, 2014
  • AlizontheAmazon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book reminded me of the movie "Devil" that came out a few years ago about the group that is stuck in the elevator and start dying one by one. There was no element of possession in this book though.

Really good mystery. I couldn't put it down. It creeped me out too and I had trouble going to sleep while I was reading it. Highly recommended

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Oct 02, 2014
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Jul 26, 2014
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Jul 26, 2014
  • learn4life rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

10 ordinary people are invited to an island by one mysterious U.N. Owen. And one by one, each of the guests suddenly die. When they discover that they are the only ones on the island, it dawns on them that one of them is the murderer.

Jul 05, 2012
  • Ryan Akler-Bishop rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Ten unique people are invited to Indian Island by U.N Owen, a man none of them are acquainted with. They start to believe one of them in U.N Owen and they realize the importance of discovering which one of them it is - as they all slowly begin to die.

Set in the early 20th century, ten guests are invited to the famous Indian Island by an unknown host, known as U.N. Owen. Each of the guest has a dirty secret, all are murderers who have somehow escaped their punishment. One by one, each of the guest is murdered, and Then There Were None!

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Jul 26, 2014
  • learn4life rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: May be overwhelming to sensitive minds.

Jul 05, 2012
  • Ryan Akler-Bishop rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Like most of Agatha Christie's books the amount of suspense is overwhelming.

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Jul 26, 2014
  • learn4life rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

10 little soldier boys went out to dine,
One choked his little self, and then there were nine.

Nine little sailor boys sat up very late,
One overslept himself and then there were eight.

Eight little sailor boys travelling in Devon,
One said he'd stayed there, and then there were seven.

Seven little sailor boys chopping up sticks,
One chopped himself in halves, and then there were six.

Six little sailor boys playing with a hive,
A little bee stung one, and then there were five.

Five little sailor boys going in for law,
One got a chancery, and then there were four.

Four little sailor boys going out to sea,
A red herring swallowed one, and then there were three.

Three little sailor boys going to the zoo,
A big bear hugged one, and then there were two.

Two little sailor boys sitting in the sun,
One got frizzled up, and then there was one.

One little sailor boy left all alone,
He went and hung himself,

And then there were none.

Jul 05, 2012
  • Ryan Akler-Bishop rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"People don't like a Coroner's Inquest, even is the Coroner did acquit me of all blame!"

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