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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


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.’ ”
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.”
Time Magazine
"One of the most ingenious thrillers in many a day."

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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
Home schooling

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And Then There Were None 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 756 reviews.
Japee More than 1 year ago
Eight strangers were invited in an isolated island by a mysterious couple. As they reached the isolated island, they found a house but found no one except for a butler and his wife. But where are the couple who invited them? Until during dinner, they heard a mysterious voice accusing all of them, including the butler and his wife, that they are all murderers! Until one by one, they start to die... I love the characters. The plot and the settings are also awesome! The twists are awesome, too! It is very suspenseful and thrilling. It is also a bit scary. The ending is very surprising! Agatha Christie is my favorite author.
Euphoria_May More than 1 year ago
And Then There Were None is undoubtedly Agatha Christie's most popular piece of literature ever written. With some insane number of millions of copies sold worldwide, the British author became a major name in the genre of mystery. While the beginning of the story is a bit mundane and lacks the suspense that is abundant in the chapters to come, readers should not be discouraged and continue to read past this brief piece of boringness in order to savor the rest of the emotion drenched and suspenseful novel. Kudos to Ms. Christie. To anyone who so much as enjoyed this book, I reccomend The Mirror Cracked From Side to Side, another tale by Agatha Christie. It has a voice much different than that of And Then There Were None's, but all of the rich, classic, and enigmatic nature of the the latter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book starts with ten strangers invited to the well-known Indian Island by a U N Owen. In all of the guest¿s rooms, there is a poem called `Ten Little Indians¿. All of the guests then go down to dinner. A record on the gramophone says each of the guests is guilty of a murder. The guests then slowly begin to die, after telling the truth about the recording. Not only do they die, but the deaths follow a pattern. The people on the island then try to figure out who is the murderer. This book is full of mystery and suspense. I recommend it, even for people who don¿t normally read mystery books. It will keep you turning pages until the end.
Cougar_H More than 1 year ago
I saw the play to this book before I read it and I still got chills reading it. When Agatha Christie explained these characters I could picture them extremely easily. It was like a picture being painted before my eyes. You could tell that in this book she put major thought into her characters. Like there personalities and how they would act around people and just the thoughts in their heads when certain things happened. It was truly amazing. Some of the characters in the book reminded me of the people that I have met throughout my life. Like Philip Lombard is like the laid back "cool" guy that cares more about his reputation than anything else and likes to be portrayed as the "bad boy." Tony Marston the young heart throb that all the girls wants to go out with or just wishes he would give them the time of day and he knew he was like that so milked it for all it was worth. Mr. Blore the happy go lucky spirit. I am positive that anybody could find a relation to at least one of the characters in the story, no matter who you are. The story has some amazing twists that you would never expect. Just when you think you have solved the mystery because all the signs point to someone a curve ball is thrown in like they die or something random. This is definitely a thriller book. It's and ending you would not suspect in a million years. This book barely has any dull spots you are always at the edge of your seat wondering who's going to die next? Who is really the killer? Is there more than one killer? Will I ever find out who this person is? Will anyone ever find them? Why doesn't help ever come? Most of those answers you won't find at the end of the book, you have to read the epilogue. The epilogue answers so many questions it even shares how the killer got away with all of its work and how it found all those "innocent" people. This book really makes you think about life. It makes you wonder if you could really trust the people around you. It really makes you wonder if people are always what they appear to be, if they are hiding something. I guess we will never know but I do know that And Then There Were None is by far one of the greatest mystery book I have ever read in y life.
Neely More than 1 year ago
This is one of my absolute favorite books! Very good and suspenseful. But maybe it's just me who can't figure it out before the ending, lol.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My fav mystery book ever!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If it wasn't for work, I would have stayed up all night reading it... One of my favorites. Sometimes it's nice to sit and read something that's not always blood, guts and CSI stuff... a great read.
BKWorm7 More than 1 year ago
This is one of the greatest books I have ever read. It is the quintessential mystery by renowned author Agatha Christie. In it, ten people are stranded on an island and slowly start getting picked off. They must band together to figure out who is the mastermind behind this plot. Full of twists and surprises, the ending is one of the greatest I have ever seen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this on my nook. I think that the way Christie plans the whole thing out is spectacular. The plot of the story os that ten people arrive on an island, with no idea of where or who their employer is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first Agatha Christie book. I was always intimidated thinking her books were hard to follow. Not at all. I really enjoyed it. Characters were easy to follow, yet mysterious in their own ways. I will be buying more by Ms. Christie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic its one of the most facinating mysterious book i have ever read. This is probably one of the most mysterious books agatha christie has wrote.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read several Christie books and this one is by far my favorite! Unlike most books, this one was suspenseful throughout and kept my attention. I have to say, this book is much like the movie or board game CLUE. It has an amazing ending and I reccomend it highly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There aren't many original words left to review this book- it's nearly pointless to try. So, I will be thoroughly unoriginal: Read the book! (Over 3oo hundred people have told you to before me.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not for immature readers. It has an extremely complex plot with twists and turns around every corner. Its thought provoking and really shows how skilled Agatha Christie is. It kept me on edge the entire novel and caused some sleepless nights. Truely a masterpiece and must read for any true mystery fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! This was one of my favorites! Hope u will read it too!:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you ever feel scared? Watched? Enclosed in a black sheet of darkness? Does it ever frighten you? Well then, And Then There Was None would definitely frighten you even more. If you like books that make you have shivers down your spine, this is a book that suits you personality spectacularly. This book was written by the intelligent Agatha Christie, the writer who has millions reading. She has also written other splendid books such as ¿Death on the Nile¿ and ¿Evil Under the Sun.¿
Mr. Blore, Emily Brent, Vera Claythorne, Dr. Armstrong, Anthony Marston, Justice Wargrave, Philip Lombard, General Macarther, and Mrs. an Mr. Rogers arrive at Indian Island, with the feel of fright upon them. Vera Claythorne, the smart and delicate one, comes across a mysterious poem lying in her room, hiding a mystery everyone's attempting to solve. Even Lombard is trying. Lombard is a dynamic character, changing his moves to what's on his mind that second. When Jutsice Wargrave has the witnesses reveal answers, one by one each suspect disappears, giving fright to anyone who's struggling to keep alive... Who will live? Who will die? Who will be the murderer? Who will save them all? Read to find out...

Who knows what books are creeping behind you...It's a book that will suit 10 and up... the perfect thing to use on a rainy night cuddled beneath the covers. Anyone should read it. If you also enjoy Stephen King's books, this will also be a new book that all your friends and yourself will adore.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ten little soldier boys going out to dine one choke his little self and then there were nine... And then there were none This book is absoultotly mangificent. One of the best murder mysteries of all time through out the book a island with only ten murders on it start getting pick off one by one accroding to a poem as such above who will be the killer you wont find out until the very last page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has got to be one of my all time favorite books. I read it again to relive the mystery. Ten people alone on an isolated island called Indian Island. A disturbing poem about ten little indian boys going out to die in every room. Then the ten glass indian figures on a table. Details in a massive planned murder. Yet, I could not figure out the murderer until reading the confession. Very well written from a very good author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ten little soldiers went out to dine. One choked his little self and then there were nine. The nursery rhyme is creeping everythung out of me and then the soldier missing off the table. But it just captivates me so i want to read more. Its an awesome mystery
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im in 7th grad nd my C.A teacher is making us read this book nd its really good i thought i woodnt like it butits great for all ages
SomaRostam More than 1 year ago
I am afraid that I didn't tell you, before. I am one of the HUGEST fans of Agatha Christie. I have read almost 6 books of hers. Three of them, I have read more than twice. She is a true writing goddess. It is still IMPOSSIBLE to believe that she was able to write so MANY novels, and none of them are replicates of each other. May her soul rest in peace... Writing this review is REALLY confusing, since the book contains of SO MANY characters. Mr. Justice Wargrave, Mr. MacArthur, Mr. Marston, Mr. Blore, Mr. Lombard, Mr. Rogers, Mrs. Rogers, Ms. Brint, Ms. Vera, and Dr. Armstrong are all invited to the mansion of Indian Island in Devon. Each one of them has been invited based on a different reason. They don't know each other at all, but one thing they all have in common is: They were all invited by one man, named U. N. Owen. When they arrive on the island, things start to get creepy. Mr. Owen and Ms. Owen have not arrived yet. When the 10 guests decide to rest, they find out that there is the nursery rhyme "10 little Indian Boys" hanged over all the fireplaces in each of their bedrooms. And in the evening, a voice on the gramophone accuses each one of them of killing somebody. And the voice knows the EXACT date of each murder. The 10 guests are not scared yet. Tomorrow they can leave the island on the boat. But when tomorrow is here, they realize that the boat is not coming at all. Things start to get deadly. Someone is killing them, one by one in the style of the nursery rhyme "10 little Indian boys". They are all starting to get mad. They should find a way to leave the island, because the only other choice is getting killed... Who is the killer? Have these 10 people really killed somebody, in some stage in their lives, knowingly or not? Find out when you read this horribly-scary story of justice-seekers, secrets, and survival, And Then There Were None. This story was REALLY scary. I had a really hard time trying to find the killer. No matter how much I guessed, it always turned out wrong, WAY wrong. I got SO frustrated. And when I finally found out, I was like "WHAT? WHO? SERIOUSLY?" It was totally, utterly UNEXPECTED. I am sure that the shock registered on the faces of people who read this is exactly what Agatha Christie was hoping for. I love how the plot played out. I love thrillers and mysteries. The joy of finding out who is behind something, is truly one of a kind. Don't you think? If you want a scary read, that you will NOT be able to put down until the LAST page, then And Then There Were None is the one for you, and you, especially you...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book! Most read ... i read it last year and enjoyed every minute of it(:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A few things I didn't like was that book is based on the poem Ten Little Indians, so if you want you could just read the poem, it is exactly the same as the book. Second is that there was too many characters to keep up with. Last is that there was a lot of slow spots where they would try to figure out who was killing everyone. Then they would just drop in and decide their conclusion was wrong so you read seven pages about nothing. What I like about it was that she didn't go into great detail about them dying. It was a good story and I liked how she set the book up but it just seemed too rambled on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These days murder mysteries are all pretty much modeled the same: many people strangely brought together and then picked off one by one. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie may just be the novel that started this trend. The book starts off with ten criminals summoned to a deserted island where they are accused of murder and then individually murdered. The thing is, this is a deserted island. The characters are forced to realize that the murderer is among themselves. Christie, known for her thrilling murder mysteries, does an excellent job keeping the reader guessing: who is the killer and who is next? She keeps the novel fascinating until the very end where the killer is unmasked and the reader finds out how they deceived everyone which I personally found to be unbelievable. However, I still think the novel is well written, compelling, and overall, worth reading. Hopefully, others will be more impressed by the ending then I was.