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.
And Then There Were None
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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.
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.
You and nine strangers have just arrived in a mansion on an isolated island, having received invitations from various acquaintances or someone named U. Anyway, bring out the glowsticks and fizzy drinks, because you are here to paaaartay. It was a different and uglier time. As the characters race to figure out who among them is the culprit, we have to try to piece together the clues, red herrings, and that frustrating and creepy poem. Besides the usual romp to find a killer before he finds you, the book also grapples with the idea of justice.