And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 only the dead are above suspicion.

Editorial Reviews

Elizabeth George
“What Agatha Christie taught me was all about the delicate placement of the red herring. She was the ultimate genius behind ‘by indirections shall we find directions out.’ ”
Time Magazine
"One of the most ingenious thrillers in many a day."
New Statesman (UK)
“There is no cheating; the reader is just bamboozled in a straightforward way from first to last….The most colossal achievement of a colossal career. The book must rank with Mrs. Christie’s previous best—on the top notch of detection.”
The Observer (UK)
“One of the very best, most genuinely bewildering Christies.”
Daily Herald (UK)
“The most astonishingly impudent, ingenious and altogether successful mystery story since The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.”
Time magazine
“One of the most ingenious thrillers in many a day.”
New York Times
“The whole thing is utterly impossible and utterly fascinating. It is the most baffling mystery Agatha Christie has ever written.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671417550
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
07/28/1980

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Elizabeth George
“What Agatha Christie taught me was all about the delicate placement of the red herring. She was the ultimate genius behind ‘by indirections shall we find directions out.’ ”

Meet the Author

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 15, 1890
Date of Death:
January 12, 1976
Place of Birth:
Torquay, Devon, England
Education:
Home schooling
Website:
http://www.agathachristie.com

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And Then There Were None 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 248 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And Then There Were None

Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, fix, four, three, two, one, none. And Then There Were None was an ¿edge of your seat¿ book. This page turner was a fantastic mystery book for kids, and adults. On a deserted island, Soldier Island, was where these ten mysterious tragedies took place. With an unknown man/women giving out invites to come to Soldier Island, but they¿re not ready for what they are getting into. With all ten criminals, yes criminals, put together it makes for an incredible mystery book. This incredible book is definitely first class material. On the kitchen table there were ten little glass figures, but when Anthony Marston died there was nine, and it keeps going down. Nobody can be so sure if people are telling the truth. Trusting your own instinct is huge in real life, and the book. The writing style of this book is a little challenging, but it makes you think. Once you starting thinking about everything that¿s going everything, everything falls into place. Anyone could read this book if they are up for a challenge, and a great mystery. The problem is once you pick of this great book, there is no turning back.
ProfessionalBookNerd More than 1 year ago
I always say, if you're going to start reading mysteries, start with Agatha Christie. And if you're going to start reading Agatha Christie, start with And Then There Were None (also published as Ten Little Indians).

I really enjoy this book. I've read it several times over the 15 years I've been aware of it. I enjoy the writing, the plot, and especially the use of the poem in the book. I tend to like this more than any of the books in one of her series. I think when authors write outside of their popular characters and environments, they tend to write better. I love it when I forget the ending and I am in just as much suspense as the first time I read it. In fact, I may be in more suspense because the story is a bit familiar, so I have that hint of nostalgia, but I still don't remember the secret! This is just such a fun book to read. I highly highly recommend it.
Lennon More than 1 year ago
I had a hard time keeping all the characters straight. However, it kept me interested enough to keep reading to find out "who did it" I thought it was an original murder mystery. I liked it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think the title was outstanding and you can never really catch your breath throughout the story
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read this book for school purposes, and I think it is the first time my school chose a good book for us to read!! We're always stuck with crap, but now I'm getting away from the book. It can be a bit confusing at first, but when you start, you'll be caught up in the suspense and never want to put it down, even after you finish it!! I was guessing who it was the whole time, and I was wrong because the mystery was so well written, and very clever!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved it. I had to read it for AP english my freshman year. and I typically hate the books picked by schools and this one was one of the best books i've ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And Then There Were None is a mystery sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. The beginning is a little slow but after that, you won't want to put it down. The story takes place on Indian Island where ten strangers, all guilty of committing a murder in one way or another, meet. They begin dying, each of their deaths in correspondence to the poem, "Ten Little Indians". They must band together to find the killer before the next death but how can that be done if no one can be trusted? Best-selling author Agatha Christie has definitely woven a mystery almost impossible to solve. Read And Then There Were None to find out what happens.
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Agatha Cristie is the best mystery writer I have ever read. Why hasn't she ever committed her own murder? Maybee she has... oOoOoOoOoOoOoOH :)
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crackers22 More than 1 year ago
This story has been done many times, but here we have the original ending--a deeper and darker twist. As with many stories that have numerous characters, it's hard to keep track at first. But stay with it. The only flaw was a slur or two that would not be acceptable today--but were in common usage in the time the story was written. The author was very prolific and is to be admired for her many, varied plot lines and characters.
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Me and my friends kept trying to guess who the murderer was but we were all WRONG!!!
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really creepy. It's not who you think. When your done go back and read it again. It will seem so obvious then
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