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And Then There Were None

Posted on: April 9, 2012

Name : And Then There Were None

Author: Agatha Christie

Genre : Crime novel

Pages : 256

Language: English

Publication Year: 6 November 1939

Is Review Spoiler: No

Movie based on this book : –

Awards :

Rating: 3.5/5


And Then There Were None is a detective fiction novel by Agatha Christie, first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 6 November 1939 under the title Ten Little Niggers. The title was changed in the United States by Dodd, Mead and Company in January 1940 to Ten Little Indians, as the original title, which originally derived from antiquated English terminology, is considered racist by modern standards.

I usually don’t read too many suspense novels, specially involving murder mysteries, so far I only read Sherlock Holmes novels and loved them all. This is my first Agatha Christie book and I kind of liked her way of creating the tense scenarios but in this book, there are so many things which I felt very hard to believe, for example – The butler still prepared breakfast after the murders (even after murder of his wife), as if there’s nothing particularly unusual happened?

And There Were None is an interesting story about the ten strangers with questionable backgrounds gathered in a mansion in a remote island by mysteries guest. Every guest in their rooms find a poem about ten little Indian and how they (ten little Indian’s in poem) died one by one and then starts the murder’s as per the description given by poem. One more interesting part is ten little idol’s of Indians kept in kitchen, one by one they start to disappear as murder’s take place and also one more point – there were none in the island except these ten guests.

there were too many character’s (ten) and it’s very hard to keep track of all of them, their background specially. and also few things in the book are not believable, one I already pointed out above, one more is – the ten stranger’s after each murder go to the sleep in their respective room’s with dead bodies all over the place (may be stinking) as if nothing unusual is happened?.

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.

One thing is for sure, you will never guess the murderer and if you do guess the murderer then you deserve some kind of award for sure.


8 Responses to "And Then There Were None"

Nice review… Agatha Christie is well-known figure in Crime fiction novel and always have charismatic writing.

“Gumnaam” – Manoj Kumar and Mahmood starred – film is based on this novel (if you must remember “Gumnaam hain koi” or “Hum kale hain to kya hua dilwale hain” songs from movie)

Keep Writing…

yup, I remember the movie.. it was one of mega hit.. I saw it on DD National 🙂

Her novels are part of the Golden Age Of Detective Fiction-the interwar years- and they were known for its emotional, cold detached presentation of the crime and its solution. Maybe that’s why the butler acts like that…
Also one more advice-do always read ur blog post before posting as there maybe many spelling mistakes that even spell check doesn’t correct!

thanks for suggestion.. I always use spell check of word-press, seems like it’s not working properly.. will be careful next time.

Her novels are part of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction-the interwar years- and they were known for its emotional, cold and detached presentation of the crime and its investigation. So maybe that’s why the butler acted like that.
Also one more advice-always read ur post before coz there are always spelling mistakes that even spell checks don’t correct.

and correct few spelling mistake, thanks for valuable comment.

Nice review – I have never read books by Agatha Christie. But would definitely love to…This is a great space for book lovers. I enjoy reading so am definitely visiting this space again!

thanks SRS, do read other posts.

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