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And Then There Were None (edition 2011)

by Agatha Christie

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Title:And Then There Were None
Authors:Agatha Christie
Info:Harper (2011), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:**1/2
Tags:mystery, classic, British, England, Devon, island, mansion, murders, strangers, secrets, justice

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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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I had read this mystery decades ago and decided to pick it up again. The story is a classic. Ten strangers are each lured onto a remote island. Each of these people is remotely linked to a past crime and each one is killed one at a time in a manner described in a nursery rhyme, '10 Little Indians'. Given that I had read this story before and vaguely knew the ending, I thought it would be easy for me to immediately pick out the murderer. But not so! Dame Agatha leaves plenty of clues and possibilities, but solving the murder always eludes me. Definitely a fun classic to read. ( )
  jmoncton | Sep 7, 2014 |
Shame on me for not having read one of the all-time great mystery writers. My entire life, I've heard nothing but wonderful things about ALL of the books that Agatha Christie produced. I finally got a chance to read this classic after purchasing it from Barnes & Noble, and I must say, it does not disappoint!

Christie cleverly constructs a murder mystery that rivals no other. Her simple, but compelling writing style makes everything easy to understand in the midst of a 10 person murder frenzy! The chapters are very short and concise, just like the lives of the 10 highly questionable characters. What makes the story so interesting is Christie's wonderful way of planting a surprise or shock at the end of each chapter. I can honestly say that every single chapter has a twist or turn that no reader can see coming. The only downfall in reading this work is that Christie seems to get caught up in the traditional sex roles of males and females of that time period. I tried to ignore or pass over them, but that is the only area where the book does not stand the test of time.

Overall, I highly recommend this book to any lover of literature. Christie truly is a master in the genre of mysteries, and I can't wait to consume more of her work. ( )
1 vote rsplenda477 | Aug 24, 2014 |
It's a good book, but I think it's a little overrated. ( )
  cebellol | Jul 22, 2014 |
A perennial work on stage and screen. The book is well known. Very elementary as far as mysteries are concerned, but then again, I may be spoiled by knowing it too well. ( )
  JVioland | Jul 14, 2014 |
This is the first book I've read by Agatha Christie. I've watched Poirot and Miss. Marple series, but have neglected to read any of her novels until now. And I'm glad I made the leap.

And Then There Were None is a thrilling story about ten strangers that are invited to a mysterious island by a mysterious host. There they are each incriminated for murder by the mysterious host. That very night a guest/victim dies. The strangers are freaked out and vow to leave the island in the morning. Only they can't. And more people keep dying.

This is a really fantastic novel. It will keep you guessing until the end. I enjoyed the way Christie laid out the story; the background she gave us of each character adding to the thrill. And of course it dabbles with the question of whether we should take justice into our own hands. If you've not had an opportunity to read this book, I recommend it. It's perfect for a rainy afternoon!

Read more at http://www.toreadornottoread.net/2014/06/review-and-then-there-were-none-by.html... ( )
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It is the most baffling mystery that Agatha Christie has ever written, and if any other writer has ever surpassed it for sheer puzzlement the name escapes our memory. We are referring, of course, to mysteries that have logical explanations, as this one has. It is a tall story, to be sure, but it could have happened.
 
The mystery is foolproof. The solution is fair. It all fits together at the end.
added by Shortride | editThe New York Times, Charles Poore (pay site) (Feb 23, 1940)
 

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In the corner of a first-class smoking carriage, Mr. Justice Wargrave, lately retired from the bench, puffed at a cigar and ran an interested eye through the political news in the Times.
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'Don't you see? We're the Zoo .... Last night, we were hardly human any more. We're the Zoo ....'
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* This is a novel, and as such should NOT be combined with the play of the same title, nor with any of the various film adaptations.

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* (fin) Vuoden 2003 painos nimellä: Eikä yksikään pelastunut

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Considered the best mystery novel ever written by many readers, And Then There Were None is the story of 10 strangers, each lured to Indian Island by a mysterious host. Once his guests have arrived, the host accuses each person of murder. Unable to leave the island, the guests begin to share their darkest secrets--until they begin to die.

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Considered one of the greatest mysteries of all times, ten strangers, each with a dark secret, are gathered together on an isolated island by a mysterious host. One by one, they die, and before the weekend is out, there will be none.

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