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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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“Enveloped in an aura of righteousness and unyielding principles, Miss Brent sat in her crowded third-class carriage and triumphed over its discomfort and its heat. Everyone made such a fuss over things nowadays! They wanted injections before they had teeth pulled— they took drugs if they couldn’t sleep— they wanted easy chairs and cushions and the girls allowed their figures to slop about anyhow and lay about half naked on the beaches in summer.”

It is difficult to review And Then There Were None without giving away the plot or the mystery. Suffice it to say that in typical fashion Christie assembles a group of colourful characters in a confined space and confronts them with a mystery to which there seems no logical solution.

What sets this novel apart from her other books is that each of the characters seems to have something lurk in their past – something that blemishes their character. So, whilst trying to solve the mystery of the main plot, Christie also tempts us to pass judgement on each of the characters we meet and assess whether they have been guilty of whatever it is that the narration implies they might have done.

Or have they done anything dubious at all?

If you’re looking for a dialogue-driven whodunnit with a barrel full of red herrings, you’re in for a treat.

“But no artist, I now realize, can be satisfied with art alone. There is a natural craving for recognition which cannot be gainsaid.”
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  BrokenTune | Aug 21, 2016 |
A classic for good reason. ( )
  ko40370 | Jul 29, 2016 |
As a fan of mysteries and thrillers growing up, I’m not sure how it’s possible that I had never read a novel from the Queen of Suspense before! I think this is one of her most famous books so I was really excited to read it. It kind of reminded me of Clue only better since they are all trapped on an island. I had a lot of fun, if fun is the right choice of words, reading this book. When I read it at night, I would definitely get creeped out! It was really interesting trying to figure out who was committing all of these murders, especially with the storm and lack of access from the mainland. And the ending! Whoa! Totally explosive! The twist reveal was perfection. This book is total genius! I will definitely be adding more Agatha Christie novels to my TBR. ( )
  pennma05 | Jul 21, 2016 |
I would've given it 5 stars but at times it was a little confusing and hard to read ( )
  emwelilyls | Jul 9, 2016 |
This classic mystery by Agatha Christie is meticulous in its plot and details. Christie takes the concept of a dead body in a locked room and changes it to ten bodies on a secluded island. One by one, people die. And these people all had something in common. They were responsible for the death of someone but were legally beyond the law of accountability. So Mr. U.N. Owen took it upon himself to punish these people. The end is satisfying if not surprising. But if you have seen any of the movies or the stage plays, be aware that the various renditions do not always end the same way. ( )
  Maydacat | Jul 4, 2016 |
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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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Ten nine eight till none
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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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Ten strangers, each with a dark secret, are gathereed 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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