And Then There Were None is Agatha Christie’s most popular book and has sold more than a hundred million worldwide so far. This beautiful book doesn’t seem to lose the title of the best-selling murder novel in the world anytime soon. So I thought it would be only wise to read it. I am sure that all of us will be delighted to read cleverly constructed crime stories in the times of coronavirus.
Since I don’t read a lot of crime novels, I prefer to read the best ones and, if possible, the ones that are not too brutal. Agatha Christie is the best choice. And Then There Were None is a delightful novel, and I read it with enthusiasm and curiosity from start to finish. If a brilliant crime story set in a small island sounds fantastic to you too, you’ll love this.
And Then There Were None begins with ten unrelated people being invited to an island in Devon by a very wealthy man. The island is highly famous, so none of those invited to the island can decline the offer. Spending the summer on an island is very attractive to all of them. Even if they do not remember the person who invited them or did not know him at all. However, when deaths begin to take place one after another, this tiny island loses all its charm. Although I was thinking too hard to find the killer, I could not guess. Let’s see if you can! Enjoy!
And Then There Were None
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. (less)
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE was an English writer know for her sixty-six detective novels. And fourteen short story collections, particularly those revolving around fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.
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