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...


Details And Then There Were None

TitleAnd Then There Were None
ISBN9780312330873
Author
Release DateMay 3rd, 2004
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Classics, Fiction, Crime, 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...
  • James
    2012-01-07
    5 stars to Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. This is the book that started my absolute love of the mystery genre. I was addicted and must have read it 3 or 4 times over the course of the year. Between the poem, the deserted island, the plot twist, the count-down, the pure clandestine suspense... it couldn't get any better. Story Ten people receive a mystery letter from someone they don't know that indicates they should come to a remote ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    2017-07-30
    SUCH a superb mystery. Wow.
  • Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο Αμούν Arnum
    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...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    2017-07-21
    3.5
  • Iryna (Book and Sword)
    2016-07-03
    Ten little Indian boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine.No wonder this is considered to be the best book of Agatha Christie's ever - it is truly a masterpiece. Nine little Indian boys sat up very late; One overslept himself and then there were eightAnd I am not just saying it- I truly mean it. I didn't just discovered it and am not speaking on a high rush of that fresh new read feeling - this was a re-read for...
  • Celeste
    2017-10-25
    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 traveling 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 bumble bee stung on...
  • 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.
  • 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/...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fernando
    2017-05-19
    ¡Qué genialidad este libro! Cómo me encanta leer novelas que me impactan y que quedan en mi mente durante mucho tiempo...No soy un asiduo lector de novelas policiales. Es más, para ser sincero he leído muy poco. Apenas los tres cuentos de Edgar Allan Poe (“Los crímenes de la calle Morgue”, “El misterio de Marie Rogêt” y “La carta robada”) que comenzaron con el género, “Estudio en escarlata” de Sir Arthur Conan Doyle y un v...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    2017-10-06
    I'm a confirmed puzzle lover. Crosswords, sudoko, Scrabble, Clue, card games. I love them all. Puzzle love extends to my go-to lit genre. The way an author crafts a mystery with a surprise yet plausible ending is the best in my book (pun, intended). There is so much fun to be had in gathering clues and solving the puzzle the author has created.That is all the more reason the confession I have to make is deeply shameful. This is the first Agatha C...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Beatriz
    2017-05-17
    Lo comencé con mucha expectativa. Me encanta este género literario y la mayoría de los lectores de GR concuerda en que este libro es el mejor de Agatha Christie. Y así de bueno también lo estaba encontrando yo hasta… que llegó el desenlace.Sin duda, el atractivo de la novela es ir juntando las piezas para resolver el misterio que nos presenta, por lo que encontré bastante decepcionante darme cuenta, al llegar a las últimas páginas, que...
  • Book of Secrets ☘
    2017-09-06
    Two things I can't believe: (1) That it's taken me sooo long to read this book (being that I'm a big mystery fan), and (2) that I've been able to avoid spoilers given how popular this book is (and has been for the past 78 years)! It's an amazing, complicated, intricate, puzzling mystery, and I enjoyed it very much. {Borrowed from the library.}
  • James Thane
    2010-03-23
    This book, first published in 1939, and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926), are generally considered to be Agatha Christie's most outstanding achievements. Both are premier examples of the "locked room" mystery, and this book is perhaps the most elaborate puzzle mystery ever published. Christie noted later that it was the most difficult book she ever wrote and the one that pleased her the most.As the book opens, eight people who are all strangers...
  • *TANYA*
    2017-04-23
    Stupendous!!! I cannot believe this book was written back in 1939!! It truly is a timeless story. I will have to read more of Agatha's books.
  • 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. ...