And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None

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. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And...


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TitleAnd Then There Were None
ISBN9780312330873
Author
Release DateMay 3rd, 2004
PublisherSt. Martin's Griffin
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages264 pages
GenreMystery, Classics, Suspense, European Literature, British Literature, Novels, Academic, School, Thriller, Mystery Thriller
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Reviews And Then There Were None

  • Mohammed Arabey
    2013-09-17
    يجب أن أعترف أن ضيق أفقي هو مامنعني من دخول عالم أجاثا كريستيفمنذ صغري لم تبهرني أغلفة قصصها المترجمة للعربيةكما أن معرفة والدي لافلامها وقراءة والدتي لروايتها منذ الصغر جعلني أشعر أن الغموض بهذه القصص "موضة قديمة" وألغازها ستكون مكشوفة ليناهيك ع...
  • Nataliya
    2010-05-02
    This lovely mystery book is first and foremost about the administration of the long-overdue justice, right? At least that's what the mastermind behind it all believes.But the question is - who has the right to decide what justice is? And who is to decide what punishment serves the crime? And is perceived justice at all costs the ultimate goal, or is it the frequently pointless work of a maniac? As a matter of fact, what is justice after all?I thi...
  • Kinga
    2011-03-13
    Before I begin I would like to apologise for my use of the N word in this review. It is necessary, I promise.This book was originally published in UK under a charming title of "Ten Little Niggers". When it came to the US version in the 40's someone decided that 'Ten Little Niggers' is not the most marketable title for a book so they changed it to 'Ten Little Indians' (as it was still ok to call Native Americans Indians then).Only years after some...
  • Emily May
    2010-12-09
    I'm a big lover of Agatha Christie, she has written some fantastic murder mysteries and her stories never get tiring. But this is the one that just comes out on top every time.It partly, and quite amusingly, reminds me of that old American murder mystery in Sunset Beach. Basically, they're the only ones on this island and someone is killing them off one by one in accordance with the Ten Little Indians rhyme . And I swear I never saw it coming, an...
  • Anne
    2008-11-15
    Reread: 2015Because some Non-Crunchy Cool Classic Pantaloonless friends thought I read it wrong...Turns out, I did. This was a really good mystery!{insert long-winded apology with much groveling}Happy, guys?The story goes a bit like this:10 strangers each get invitations from someone they think they know, to stay on an island resort. Hells yeah! Sunshine & sea air!Well, resort is a bit of a misnomer. It's really a big house on an island. Still, i...
  • Brina
    2017-01-05
    This year I have decided to take part in a women's century challenge in the group catching up on classics where the participants read a book written in ten consecutive decades. I chose to focus on the 20th century and my 1930s selection is And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. Although I had previously read some of her Hercule Poirot cases, this is my first stand alone mystery of Christie's that I have read. A suspenseful premise for a cas...
  • Alejandro
    2014-04-08
    Extraordinary and gripping novel!I knew that the best way to start reading the literary work by Agatha Christie was choosing her most known book. And There were none is the best-selling mystery novel of all time with 100 million of copies, and the fifth book in the list comprehending all genres. That is something to give to Agatha Christie the respect that she deserves.Initially this novel on UK was titled Ten Little Niggers, only because the ori...
  • Mansuriah Hassan
    2016-03-10
    Wow! This is a masterpiece! Dame Agatha Christie's achievement is remarkable. She creates ten characters, all suspected of murder, who are lured to an island. She has them meet their deaths one by one as nominated in the nursery rhyme "Ten Little Indians" which is displayed in their rooms. She has each murder occur in a situation where almost all the other island guests might have had opportunity to commit it. Set on an isolated island without co...
  • Junta
    2015-03-19
    "Ten literary Goodreads reviewers chatting online;One bot was discovered and then there were Nine.Nine literary Goodreads reviewers on a thread until late;One lost his Wi-Fi signal and then there were Eight.Eight literary Goodreads reviewers groupreading Austen;One only read males and then there were Seven.Seven literary Goodreads reviewers averse to using pics;One blasphemed with GIFs and then there were Six.Six literary Goodreads reviewers book...
  • ❁ بــدريــه ❁
    2015-09-27
    لا شيء سوى ستعيش الاثارة من بداية إلى النهاية نصيحة : شاهدوا المسلسل المقتبس من الرواية رهيب ♡.♡ عشرة هنود صغار ذهبوا لتناول العشاءاختنق أحدهم وبقي منهم تسعةتسعة هنود صغار سهروا إلى وقت متأخر جدًاأفرط أحدهم في النوم فبقي منهم ثمانيةثمانية هنود صغ...
  • Manny
    2009-02-26
    My friend Amelie and I used this book as half of our corpus when we wrote our 1990 paper, An Implementable Semantics for Comparative Constructions . We spent several days combing through the text, extracting and categorizing every single occurrence of a comparative construction. So you'll appreciate that I know what I'm talking about when I say it's better than most murder mysteries.
  • Rohisa
    2016-04-27
    More than ten years I've been reading, yet I'd never read an Agatha Christie mystery until just this March. "They're too innocent," I thought to myself (when I bothered to think about it at all). Too naive, I naively believed. What could a traditional mystery give to me that I couldn't get- and with more gristle, gore, sex, and rough language-from a thousand more contemporary sources?Originality of thought, for one thing. Purity of execution and ...
  • mark monday
    2010-12-08
    You Chose Your Own Adventure!You are a man, you are a woman; you are judge, jury, and executioner. You are surrounded by murderers and assholes. Kill ‘em all! Then kill yourself. Your adventure is over.If you would like to start your life anew, choose http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
  • Khadidja
    2015-12-04
    I LOVED IT !!!!! “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 bumb...
  • Evgeny
    2015-12-14
    To talk about the plot of this book however briefly would give spoilers right away. For people who have not read them, spoilers kill Agatha Christie books. Basically there is a small isolated island bought by an American millionaire which was later sold to a mysterious party generating a lot of rumors about the latest buyer. A group of very different people ended up on the island.If you are familiar with the Dame of Mystery's writing you would gu...
  • Helen Stavraki
    2016-07-05
    Η αξία και η γοητεία του κλασικού αστυνομικού μυστηρίου. Εκπληκτική πλοκή,εξαιρετική περιγραφή και σκιαγράφηση ηρώων καθώς η συναισθηματική τους φόρτιση μεταλλάσσεται απο στιγμή σε στιγμή. Όλες οι ανθρώπινες αδυναμίες και αρετές σε ακραία σημε...
  • Apatt
    2011-08-30
    “It's the Final Countdown do do do doo do do dododo!”I've always wanted to start an Agatha Christie review with a bit of cheesy Swedish hair metal. And Then There Were None has been declared the world's favourite Agatha Christie novel, not to mention the bestselling crime novel of all time (same Guardian source). Considering she wrote hundreds of books, including iconic titles like Murder on the Orient Express and Murder at the Vicarage, t...
  • Kai
    2016-03-30
    “When the sea goes down, there will come from the mainland boats and men. And they will find ten dead bodies and an unsolved problem on Soldier Island.”My first Agatha Christie, and a good one indeed. And Then There Were None just recently came to my attention. Maybe it was the new mini series or the many people suddenly reading this, but I was intruiged immediately. I can't wait to watch the series!Agatha Christie totally tricked me. I thoug...
  • Madeline
    2012-01-31
    “Ten little soldier boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine.Nine little soldier boys sat up very late; One overslept himself and then there were eight.Eight little soldier boys travelling in Devon; One said he'd stay there and then there were seven.Seven little soldier boys chopping up sticks; One chopped himself in halves and then there were six.Six little soldier boys playing with a hive; A bumblebee stung o...
  • Amy | shoutame
    2016-02-15
    I just love Agatha Christie! I listened to this one on audio book (which is very new thing for me!) and thoroughly enjoyed it!We follow a group a ten people who are invited to an island off the coast of Devon. Their host is nowhere to be found and they are all getting a little edgy. Soon they discover that they all harbour dark secrets in their past, secrets that they hoped no one else was aware of. Slowly but surely the ten guests turn up dead. ...
  • Rehab Ali
    2010-08-27
    لم يخطئ النقاد حين صنفوا هذه الرائعة من أكثر روايات أجاثا دقة وادهاشاً .. انهمكت في قراءتها وأنهيتها رغماً عني سريعا للفضول الشديد الذي ألم بي لمعرفة النهاية الغير متوقعه أبداً .. يدهشني في اجاثا دقتها في وصف المشاهد لدرجة أني أتخيل نفسي في موقع الح...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    2014-08-20
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/WARNING: IF YOU DID NOT LIKE HARPER’S ISLAND CLICK AWAY PRONTO ‘CAUSE THIS STORY REMINDED ME OF THAT STORY AND I’M GOING TO HARPER’S ISLAND THE POOP OUT OF THIS MO-FOStill here? Okay, let’s get on with the show. Upon starting And Then There Were None, I found myself feeling extremely . . . giddy. WTF is wrong with me? Normal people don’t get all smiley when they begin a book...
  • Halfino Berry
    2007-07-05
    I read it many years ago, during my junior high (or before?), loved it, and consider it as one of Christie's best writing. You won't find Poirot or Miss Marple in it, but as her other books are usually related to some popular rhymes, this one is related with '10 Little Indians' (which is the other title for this book).Alternately, you will have these ten people with the dark past isolated in an island. One by one, each of them were killed. You ma...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    2013-03-08
    Every once in a while on Goodreads I find myself feeling compelled to make a True Confession, and here's another one: I'm not all that much of a Hercule Poirot fan. For someone who's read probably 30 or 40 Agatha Christie books over her lifetime, that's probably an odd thing. I like him okay, I don't DISlike him, but yeah, he kind of irks me sometimes. So when I'm picking up an Agatha Christie mystery, I'm always a little bit tickled when it does...
  • Maxwell
    2015-07-11
    Well I guess I sort of solved the mystery. I mean, earlier on in the book I guessed correctly. But then I switched theories and was pretty confident that I was on the right track only to be proved wrong in the end. It definitely kept me on my toes.Shamefully, this was my first time reading an Agatha Christie novel. It was extremely well crafted. Everything ties together in the end. It's much like a mix of the movie Clue and the television show Ha...
  • Mel
    2015-12-04
    W.O.WI wont lie, when I started this I was so bored. I was so bored for about 70 pages that I just didn't think I could do it. But the lovely Wendy sent me this book as a Christmas present and it was her favourite book and I felt like I owed it to her to read the entire book and THANKFULLY I DID.This book picked up so fast, and honestly I couldn't put it down at the end. I just needed to know who was the killer. NEEDED to. And that was a SHOCK.If...
  • Ariel
    2013-04-06
    I am so glad that I finally picked up an Agatha Christie.. it was about time, and I think that I chose a good one to start with! And Then There Were None, fun fact, is the best-selling mystery novel in all of human history!Overall, I thought that this was an excellent novel. It was very intriguing, and by half way I didn't want to put it down - I needed to know what was going on! I definitely understand why Christie is held in such high regard, t...
  • Pamela
    2016-04-10
    Absolutely, unequivocally brilliant!!! I do believe this is the most perfectly penned, ingeniously imagined, cleanly executed whodunit I have ever read. Agatha Christie is indeed the original queen of literary mystery-suspense. Hubby and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this simultaneously independent, comparing notes and suppositions, throwing out hypothesis. Of course, gullible me was way off base. The very person whom I was most fond of, held in h...
  • Poonam
    2015-08-31
    This is one of most famous books by Agatha Christie and is considered a classic. I can see why it is so.The premise and characters in this book are very different from her usual stories.What happens when 10 strangers are invited on an island under different pretexts. No known relations exist between these 10 strangers (the island in question being in news due to its mysterious owner). And what happens when each of this stranger is accused of bein...