And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None

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Hear one of the mystery genre's most beloved and most respected "whodunits" of all time. Ten people arrive on Indian Island off England's southwest coast. They have been drawn there, to a grand mansion, by enticing invitations from a mysterious host. Of them, none will leave alive. They are the prey of a diabolical killer. Gradually each realizes that every single one of them is marked for murder. Terror mounts as their number dwindles.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 1977, c1940.
ISBN: 9780671826833
0671826832
9780425129586
0425129586
9780553350005
0553350005
9780312979478
0312979479
9781439554005
9780062073488
Branch Call Number: FIC CHRISTI
Characteristics: 173 p. ; 18 cm.

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There have been a million copycats of this book. The original is still unsettling.


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darcyhudjik
Jul 27, 2020

I really enjoyed how the story puts you on edge - the island, the storm, people invited together under mysterious circumstances, and a poem. This is one of my favourite Agatha Christie novels.

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gurjassingh
Jun 14, 2020

Ten strangers trapped on an island are murdered, one by one. Plots similar to this one usually end with the boring, obvious killer that the reader guessed long before. But, Christie’s writing is neither boring nor obvious as she leaves the reader guessing until the very end. This novel is no exception. When ten completely diverse and different people arrive at the island, their individual criminal pasts are exposed to the rest. Immediately after, each guest is killed and they ascertain one of them is the killer. Not knowing whom to trust, the group’s mentality borders on insanity as they have no means of catching the killer or getting help. Christie outdid herself with this thrilling yet dark murder mystery where the reader is as clueless as the guests.

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DazzlingMoonlight
Jun 10, 2020

Definitely the darkest and potentially the most thrilling of Agatha Christie's novels.

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MillieBT
May 24, 2020

Suspenseful thriller!!!!!!!!!!!

The drama and suspense of this book further proves why Agatha Christie is a go to author for this genre. Murder, intrigue and a twist ending- I couldn't put it down!

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ReadingIsSexxy
Dec 14, 2019

I was talking with my S.O. after seeing “Knives Out”. I had finished this book 2 weeks before. In the course of this conversation, I remembered whodunnit but not why (and neither did my S.O. but he had read it 10 years ago). I had to google why THE PERPETRATOR (no spoilers!) did it. I think that comes with the fun of the Agatha Christie novel. Of course, the reason why is obscure, if it were obvious it wouldn’t be suspenseful and then you’d have no reason to re-read her novels. Which you should absolutely do!

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trainingcdo
Oct 02, 2019

It's been done many times but Agatha Christie does the killings in a remote location best.

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swathikilingaru
Sep 26, 2019

Beautifully written. Ending has turning point and that is the beauty of the book. 🙏🏼🎁

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readingfairy
Sep 13, 2019

I am thrilled to have finally read this book. I liked Agatha Christie before, but now I am a very big fan of her! She did an incredible job, just the way this book was written made it a delight to read. The story itself is excellent, chilling, terrible, and perturbing at the same time. If you are a mystery lover, you will NOT want to miss And Then There Were None!

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Maria_Wa
Aug 13, 2019

This book definitely deserves its title as one of Agatha Christie's best mysteries. Using plot twists and suspicious characters, Agatha Christie created a unique mystery that kept me guessing until the very last page (until the epilogue). It is a unique book that is very nicely written, with many interesting additions such as the nursery rhyme, which tied the whole story together. I recommend this book to anyone who likes mystery and it definitely worth the read.

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tuzhijizha
May 12, 2018

最后的尾声揭露真相,前面的对话很多但是调理很清晰,繁而不乱,每个人的关系以及最后三人的互相猜忌也是很经典的一幕。虽然之前看过中文版的了,但是英文原版更有味道。

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learn4life
Jul 26, 2014

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.

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iwasthewalrus
Jul 05, 2012

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.

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Harsharitu
Feb 26, 2012

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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SF_READER
Oct 04, 2019

Ten little Indian boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine.
Nine little Indian boys sat up very late; One overslept himself and then there were eight.
Eight little Indian boys travelling in Devon; One said he'd stay there and then there were seven.
Seven little Indian boys chopping up sticks; One chopped himself in halves and then there were six.
Six little Indian boys playing with a hive; A bumblebee stung one and then there were five.
Five little Indian boys going in for law; One got in Chancery and then there were four.
Four little Indian boys going out to sea; A red herring swallowed one and then there were three.
Three little Indian boys walking in the Zoo; A big bear hugged one and then there were two.
Two little Indian boys sitting in the sun; One got frizzled up and then there was one.
One little Indian boy left all alone; He went and hanged himself and then there were none.

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hmatulek
Jun 04, 2018

"There was something magical about an island—the mere word suggested fantasy. You lost touch with the world—an island was a world of its own. A world, perhaps, from which you might never return."

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learn4life
Jul 26, 2014

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.

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iwasthewalrus
Jul 05, 2012

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

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learn4life
Jul 26, 2014

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

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iwasthewalrus
Jul 05, 2012

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

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