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And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None
Author: Agatha Christie
ISBN-13: 9780671704667
ISBN-10: 0671704664
Publication Date: 11/1989
Pages: 204
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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This quick read is highly, highly enjoyable. I'm not a fan of British mystery, but this could change my mind. It plays out like a Friday the 13th film, but following a foreboding poem. You have a strange feeling that just like the poem, the characters will start to drop one by one, until none are left. For me, it was impossible to guess the culprit. Recommended for mystery lovers as an absolute classic.
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Arguably Christie's masterpiece, and certainly her darkest tale, And Then There Were None takes you to Indian Island where 10 strangers have been lured to face the unspeakable crime each has committed and gotten away with....until now. As each of the 10 die one by one, the other realize the net is closing in and there's no way to discover their unknown avenger or escape his or her unerring execution of justice. Brilliantly written, you can feel the atmosphere of suspicion and dread growing with each death and a twist ending that only the most astute will see coming.
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Never have I read a book so articulate! If you can guess the solution before the very last chapter, then you must be a genius. And even then, your questions of how it was done aren't answered until the very last paragraph! Absolutely amazing, and I only hope Agatha Christie's other books are this incredible!
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This was my first foray into the Queen of Crime: Agatha Christie's extensive catalouge. The book is a little slow in the beginning to the point I almost put it down. Now that would have been a dreadful mistake because as soon as the cast of characters get on Indian Island I could not put the book down. Christie paints a vivid portrait that reveals how deadly secrets can be. Absolutely wonderful read and hope you pick it up and enjoy it as much as I did.
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One by one, the suspects are dying. Each one was invited to vacation at a beautiful island estate. Each one brings a tainted past. At least one of them is intent on murder and no one knows why. One by one they die, until, at the end, there is an answer.

This interesting twist on the 'locked room' murder is one of Christie's best. Without Miss Marple or Inspector Poirot to guide you, your suspicions are free to move among all the guests as you try to sort through the false clues and red herrings to figure out who is the mastermind and what is the motivations for this tale of bizarre justice and revenge.
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You have undoubtedly read several variations of this plot by others - now read the original written by the queen of mystery and suspense herself, Agatha Christie. This is one of her very best!
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Excellent mystery by Agatha Christie, it was also released under the name of Ten Little Indians. Ten people are trapped together in a secluded hotel and are murdered one by one. No one knows who to trust, but as each one is killed, the others try to stay together in small groups to survive, to no avail. This story will keep you guessing to the final survivor.
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This was one of the best murder mystery books I have ever read!
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This is one of Christie's best mysteries. It has a great twisted plot with lots of surprises to keep you in suspense. People of several ages, professions, and British classes are invited to an isolated island by devious means only to find that their host and hostess, Mr & Mrs U. N. Owen never arrive. Shortly after all have settled in, the butler plays a recorded message charging that each of those present in the house was a murderer and though they could never be delivered to rightful justice under British law, justice would now be served. Of course each denies the charges against themselves, but to the child's nursery rhyme of Ten Little Indian Boys, each meets his or her fate and death. As the death toll mounts, the remaining victims search frantically for the killer and a way off the island. Tension builds amongst them until they realize that the person killing them off one by one has to be one of them. Who is the real U. N. Own and how can they find him and save themselves? A suspensefully great story with a really astonishing ending.
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I adore Agatha Christie, and this is the best one **ever!!**
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Having read the story 10 years ago in high school I really looked forward to reading it again. Knowing the solution to the mystery did not hinder the experience of the story at all.
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I must say, this is the BEST book out of all Agatha Christie stories. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down! It's AMAZING!!! A must-read for everyone!!!
(another name for it is "Ten Little Indians")
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Very interesting book, but it was a little hard to follow at times.
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I consider this her best book!!!
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This book was very suspencful and one of the best mysteries I've read.
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This book was really good...I never would have guessed the ending.
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This is probably my favorite book ever - it is AMAZING.
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Better known earlier as Ten Little Indians. An
Agatha Christie classic.
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Formerly called "Ten Little Indians," this book is a mystery about a group on vacation that keep dying according to the well-known children's rhyme. A really intriguing book!
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This is one of my favorite mysteries!!! I will not give you a synopsis but only this: if you want a good introduction into mystery books, then pick this one up. A classic!!!!
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This is one of my whole family loves. When I was going to post it to the bookswap, they all yelled NO!!
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Very, very good mystery. A little freaky/morbid...but the plot was awesome as well as the characters. Will be reading more of Christie's books!!
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Great book! I loved it. Very good plot, unexpected ending.
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This is my favorite Agatha Christie book. I see the whole thing happening as I read.
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Agatha Christie's classic masterpiece of murder and suspense! A+
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One of Agatha Christie's best books....very hard to put down...a good story line.
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A classic with a good ending.
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"Ladies and gentlemen! Silence, please!" Everyone was startled. They looked round-at each other, at the walls. Who was speaking? The voice went on-a high clear voice.
"You are charged with the following indictments:"
Then the voice named the people at the bar and who they had murdered.
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My favorite Agatha Christie Novel. It's a great read...
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This is my favorite Agatha. It kept me guessing all along. Kind of a version of the locked room with ten people alone on an island in a gothic setting. They meet their demise one by one until the survivor is left to face the consequence of being prosecuted for nine deaths. But, who will be the last one standing? Suspicion swings back and forth. If you pay attention you may be able to outwit the author: maybe not.
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A classic Agatha Christie. A great mystery that will keep you wanting more. This is one of my favorite books!
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This is the classic Agatha Christie murder mystery that holds your attention from beginning to end!
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Wonderful story!

This takes place on an island that is separated from the mainland. A group of supposed murderers/criminals/thieves, who have all gotten away with their crime, have been invited by post. No one knows anyone else. There are servants there to attend to their needs. They are all to spend the weekend there in order to get the prize but instead one by one, they begin to die. Is it murder? And who is the murderer? And why isn't their host there to greet them? Or is he/she?
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One by one the guests arrive at the mansion on Indian Island, summoned by a mysterious host. One by one they are stalked by a cunning murderer. Utterly baffling....and yet there was a pattern, concealed in a nursery rhyme hanging over the fireplace!
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This is the Christie that got me hooked!!!
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This is a great, easy read when you just need a little change. its a great story that keeps me in suspense everytime I read it.
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One by one, the guests arrived at the mansionon Indian Island, summonened by a mysterious host. And, one by one, with terrifying meticulousness, they were stalked by a cunning murderer.
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This is one of Christie's best mysteries. It has a great twisted plot with lots of surprises to keep you in suspense. People of several ages, professions, and British classes are invited to an isolated island by devious means only to find that their host and hostess, Mr & Mrs U. N. Owen never arrive. Shortly after all have settled in, the butler plays a recorded message charging that each of those present in the house was a murderer and though they could never be delivered to rightful justice under British law, justice would now be served. Of course each denies the charges against themselves, but to the child's nursery rhyme of Ten Little Indian Boys, each meets his or her fate and death. As the death toll mounts, the remaining victims search frantically for the killer and a way off the island. Tension builds amongst them until they realize that the person killing them off one by one has to be one of them. Who is the real U. N. Own and how can they find him and save themselves? A suspensefully great story with a really astonishing ending.
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A great book....a hard one to put down once started.
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Great, I this is my favorite Christie book.
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10 people come to an island under mysterious circumstances. One by one they are murdered.

A decent read. A little disappointing as it's not really a murder mystery to solve so much as a 'kill everyone off one by one'. I would have liked to have seen the action after the discovery of the 10 dead people on the island. I would have preferred the police inspection and the 'whodunnit' discovery.
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Ten bodies are found by Scotland yard inspectors on a deserted island-ten murder victims,yet no murderer in site,and no way the murderer could have escaped.
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Agatha Christie at her best! If you've read a lot of "whodunit" mysteries, it may seem like you've seen this premise before: Several unconnected people end up together in an unusual situation only to have them start dying off mysteriously.

However, this is the original and probably the masterpiece of this type. It sets the standard and is often imitated and rarely duplicated.
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One of my favorite books EVER !! Agatha Christie at her very best...pure genius....twists, turns, and red herrings galore ! Will make a mystery fan out of everyone........
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For various reasons, ten strangers are invited to an island off the Devon, England coast, only to find none are there for the reason they think!

This mystery became a real page-turner when the ten little soilders/Indians began dropping off one by one! My eyes were on sticks, eager to get to the end to find out who was behind it! You suspect everyone, but can never guess the truth, but it makes complete sense in the end.

I did feel it dragged a bit through the middle, becoming a bit repetitive with everyone thinking to themselves and trying to figure out who the killer was...and in the end, I could say it's a bit far-fetched, but still satisfying. I give this one a solid B. It's a good mystery!
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I read this when I was in high school. My mom recommended this book by Agatha Christie and said she was just a great author and I might enjoy it. I understood the storyline and while I did finish it, I remember fairly little.

I do want to say, its written in older English dialect so some people might have a tough time understanding what she is writing. That was one of my problems, a lot of the words were confusing to me. But now, 10 years later, I might understand it better.
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If you are an Agatha Christie fan, you will like this book. It's a short, easy read.
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one of the best ever
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Not as good as I had hoped, just still suspenseful. This was my first Agatha Christie book so I think I'll try another.
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One of Agatha Chritie's better books. Hard to put down.
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10 people meet for the first time at a house on a island. They were all invited by the owner of the house. As they get to know each other, they begin to wonder where the owner is and strange circumstances follow. First they find a morbid poem about ten Indians who die one by one in specific ways, and then people start dying under the same circumstances as the Indians in the poem.



I was a little afraid when I started reading this book that I would have to remember every detail of the characters being presented, but that wasn't necessary. It was a quick read and fast paced, and I never guessed who the killer was in the end. It was also complicated, but not so much that I didn't understand what was going on. I had never read anything by Agatha Christie, and this was a good one to start with.
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older publication but still a good read. First published under a different name.
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One of the best books I've ever read! Saw the movie adaptation in school, "Ten Little Indians" and was hooked on the characters and story plot. Ingeniously clever. Brilliant author. Take some time to enjoy this one!
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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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This is a classic Agatha Christie and easily read in a weekend. She keeps you puzzling it out until the end.
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This was a great mystery. I'm usually pretty good at figuring out "who-done-it" but this time I was not at all on the right track. It was a quick moving page turner. Though I will admit that the language that it's written in took a bit to get used too.
I've only read one other Christie novel and after this one I'm hooked. It's no wonder that she's such a popular author.
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This is a classic, with all the positive elements (and of course some of the negative ones) of Christie. I got it because I found I didn't actually possess a copy, although I had read it several times. That means it passed the test: if I can re-read it (usually multiple times) it gets shelf space (always in short supply). Now that I have it, I wouldn't dream of re=posting it--I'm going to keep it all for myself!
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One of Christie's pure puzzle mysteries, and rightfully a classic. Anyone who can solve this one on the first read-through is a master mystery decoder! There is no brilliant detective and there is absolutely no pause in the action until everything is over and done -- and the almost thirty pages of epilogue is absolutely necessary to work everything out. Great fun!
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I did not really like this book. It was too wordy and wasn't suspenseful at all with all of the accusations thrown around by those still among the living. It was further ruined by who I actually figured out was the murderer. There was no climax, no fear, nothing. The poem sounded so suspenseful, but didn't deliver.

Everyone is so flat. And it's hard to remember who is who, and I felt like I spent half of the book trying to remember who each one was. Sometimes Christie reminds you, but most times she doesn't. I found myself hopelessly flipping through pages of repetitive dialogue to get to the next murder, only to be disappointed it was no big spectacle. I understand that things were more "conservative" when she wrote it, but I've read more suspenseful things during that time period than this.

Needless to say, I will not be picking up another of her novels.
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One of the hallmarks of Agatha Christie's works, "And Then There Were None" is a classic mystery.
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This is my favorite book ever! One by one, invited guests and servents of Indian Island are being murdered, all based on the theme "Ten Little Indians". Typical Christie, full of twists, turns and red herrings galore...This book will make a mysttery fan out of anyone!
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Very clever, a fun read!
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Required HS reading.
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Great! Thrilling, exciting and everyting you would expect from Agatha Christi.
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Author Agatha Christie has created yet another wonderful mystery that had me hooked from the beginning. Very colorful group of story characters. Lots of action and no slow gaps in between. This is better than TEN LITTLE INDIANS.
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With the way that her stories always take place in some place cut off from the rest of the world, with no way of getting out, she'd have a real difficult time creating a story in today's interconnected world, with the possible exception of a group of people stuck in line at a California Department of Motor Vehicles office.
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There is no better author, and this is one of her best!
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I had never read Agatha Christie before. I read this for a book club and really enjoyed it. I lliked how she made you think to stay ahead of the story. I really became involved in it.
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One of her best--- I read it in one sitting because I needed to know how it ended.
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An Agatha Christie classic. What more needs to be said?
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I LOVE this book! Agatha Christie is one of my favorite authors, and this is definitely my favorite of her books!
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This may be my favorite Agatha Christie book of all time. I have read it before numerous times.
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Christie remains an outstanding author, even though these were written years ago.
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Oldie but a goodie- "forced" in high school to read and found my self loving it a quarter way through! Simple story with lots of unpredictable twist, still a classic
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A nice little mystery, and definitely a classic! It has that spooky Christie air to it!
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A review from Amazon.com:
Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE should be very close to the top of any mystery fan's "must read list." The novel concerns a group of ten previously unacquainted people who are lured via various pretexts to Indian Island, a resort home off the coast of Devon--and are promptly accused by their unseen host of having escaped punishment for past crimes. Cut off from the world and fighting rising panic, they scramble to unmask the killer even as their number is reduced in macabre accordance with the "Ten Little Indians" nursey rhyme displayed in rooms throughout the house.

Agatha Christie was already famous when AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (also known under the title TEN LITTLE INDIANS) was published--but this book put her career well over the top: nothing like it had seen before, it proved a sensation, and writers and film-makers continue to use Christie's basic idea to this very day. Some critics argue the novel is mechanical rather than organic, but I say if this is mechanical, let's have more of it! It is truly a can't-put-it-down, non-stop read, a spectacular turn by the genre's single most celebrated author.

The success of the novel inspired Christie to adapt it for the stage, where it was a tremendous success, and there have been several film versions (most notably the 1940s Rene Clair-directed AND THEN THERE WERE NONE) over the years. If you know the story only from stage and film versions, however, you are in for a surprise. Christie felt the novel's conclusion did not translate well to the stage, so she re-wrote it--and most film versions follow the stage script, not the novel. But whether you've seen the play and films or not, get ready for a shock!
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Great mystery novel! suspense and a twisted ending
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Great book!
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This is absolutely the best Christie novel. A classic.
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This is a Black leather bound book.
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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 pat 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.
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Great mystery! Good for a beach read.
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First, there were ten---a curious assortmnet 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.
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i love agatha
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Excellent condition.