And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None

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A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

One of the most famous and beloved mysteries from the queen of suspense, Agatha Christie! More than 100 million copies sold and now a Lifetime TV movie.



Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to a isolated mansion on Indian Island by a host who, surprisingly, fails to appear. On the island they are cut off from everything but each other and the inescapable shadows of their own past lives. One by one, the guests share the darkest secrets of their wicked pasts. And one by one, they die...

Which among them is the killer and will any of them survive?
Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers, 2009.
ISBN: 9780061739255
0061739251
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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A brilliant puzzle! Ten people, strangers to each other, are invited to an island house-party. One by one they die, but there don’t seem to be any clues to the murderer. * subgenre: cozy


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Maria_Wa
Aug 13, 2019

This book definitely deserves its title as one of Agatha Christie's best mysteries. Using plot twists and suspicious characters, Agatha Christie created a unique mystery that kept me guessing until the very last page (until the epilogue). It is a unique book that is very nicely written, with many interesting additions such as the nursery rhyme, which tied the whole story together. I recommend this book to anyone who likes mystery and it definitely worth the read.

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blue_dog_17792
Aug 07, 2019

One of the best mysteries written, about ten people on an empty island who are murdered one by one.

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betsymarzoni
Jul 18, 2019

Loved this well written, twisty mystery. And it has been made into equally interesting movies a couple of times.

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deborahbates
Jul 16, 2019

I read this for a book club. I am not well read in the mystery genre. I can admit I am also easily frightened by horror so take this with a grain of salt. This book was creepy as hell and kept me guessing the whole time. I loved it.

For those who have read it already: I can't decide if it would have been better or worse without the epilogue...

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Ahanjha
Jul 13, 2019

This is a murder mystery by the worldwide famous author, Agatha Christie. The story sets as 10 people who are lured on a mysterious island. A announcement says they are guilty of murder. One by one, they die, haunted by a nursery rhyme that counts back one by one. Because it is an Agatha Christie novel, and at such a time period, be prepared for usage of mild language. Also, there is lots of shooting, blood, and violence. Most of the story is murder. Besides that, it has tons of educational value, but there are some bad chemicals used to murder, but it would suit teenager ages.

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iujigga2003
Mar 13, 2019

Enjoyed this old and interesting murder mystery read. The book was fast paced and difficult to keep up with all 10 characters (the writer did a good job of referencing their occupations which helped, but their stories were harder to remember). The writer does not directly reveal "who or whom done it", but you can look up multiple endings on the Internet or be creative on your own.

happyphi Feb 17, 2019

I had read this in elementary school with my whole class together and I was truly FASCINATED with the amazing plot and unique characters! All strangers were mysteriously invited to an island, in order to fulfill their various purposes upon arrival.

Continuous murders started to happen based on a poem, where everyone becomes a "suspect". It was very addicting, captivating, and suspenseful. However, the ending was very unexpected...

I would strongly recommend to read the book first, before watching the original black and white movie. That way, you can see the similarities and differences!

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wengerc
Jan 26, 2019

I thought it was hard to keep track of so many main characters

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WoodneathJenny
Aug 15, 2018

This was my first Christie novel and I can finally say I understand now why she is still so popular to this day. I loved every second of this book. The writing was succinct and it kept me guessing till the very end. I wanted to scream out "who did it!" as the story unfolded.

BostonPL_EileenS Jul 30, 2018

In this Christie classic, twelve strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the coast of Devon where a killer picks off the guests one by one. A quick and suspenseful read that is also a PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick.

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tuzhijizha
May 12, 2018

最后的尾声揭露真相,前面的对话很多但是调理很清晰,繁而不乱,每个人的关系以及最后三人的互相猜忌也是很经典的一幕。虽然之前看过中文版的了,但是英文原版更有味道。

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learn4life
Jul 26, 2014

10 ordinary people are invited to an island by one mysterious U.N. Owen. And one by one, each of the guests suddenly die. When they discover that they are the only ones on the island, it dawns on them that one of them is the murderer.

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iwasthewalrus
Jul 05, 2012

Ten unique people are invited to Indian Island by U.N Owen, a man none of them are acquainted with. They start to believe one of them in U.N Owen and they realize the importance of discovering which one of them it is - as they all slowly begin to die.

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Harsharitu
Feb 26, 2012

Set in the early 20th century, ten guests are invited to the famous Indian Island by an unknown host, known as U.N. Owen. Each of the guest has a dirty secret, all are murderers who have somehow escaped their punishment. One by one, each of the guest is murdered, and Then There Were None!

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hmatulek
Jun 04, 2018

"There was something magical about an island—the mere word suggested fantasy. You lost touch with the world—an island was a world of its own. A world, perhaps, from which you might never return."

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learn4life
Jul 26, 2014

10 little soldier boys went out to dine,
One choked his little self, and then there were nine.

Nine little sailor boys sat up very late,
One overslept himself and then there were eight.

Eight little sailor boys travelling in Devon,
One said he'd stayed there, and then there were seven.

Seven little sailor boys chopping up sticks,
One chopped himself in halves, and then there were six.

Six little sailor boys playing with a hive,
A little bee stung one, and then there were five.

Five little sailor boys going in for law,
One got a chancery, and then there were four.

Four little sailor boys going out to sea,
A red herring swallowed one, and then there were three.

Three little sailor boys going to the zoo,
A big bear hugged one, and then there were two.

Two little sailor boys sitting in the sun,
One got frizzled up, and then there was one.

One little sailor boy left all alone,
He went and hung himself,

And then there were none.

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iwasthewalrus
Jul 05, 2012

"People don't like a Coroner's Inquest, even is the Coroner did acquit me of all blame!"

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learn4life
Jul 26, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: May be overwhelming to sensitive minds.

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iwasthewalrus
Jul 05, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Like most of Agatha Christie's books the amount of suspense is overwhelming.

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