Saturday, August 6, 2011

REVIEW: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

book cover of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Title: And Then There Were None
Author: Agatha Christie
Date Published: First published in 1939
Genre: Mystery
Page Count: 264 pages
Challenge: E-Book Challenge

I actually read this book in 8th grade, in my advanced English I class for the first time.  For the most part, we picked good books in that class and I remember this being one.  However, it had been so long since I read it, that I could only remember little bit and pieces of it.  I've also seen a lot of it in the blogging community.  It looked like a short read, so I picked it up to read it between  series of two books I was reading.

As I delved in, it was funny how much I realized that I didn't remember.  The beginning goes through the 8 guests and how they all came to be invited to Indian Island.  It also gives you a little insight on why they may be invited to Indian Island in the first place.
All is going well, until a mysterious record reads out the 'charges' of each of the 8 guests and the 2 housekeepers.  Everyone then goes into a panic.  People begin dying in way depicted in a poem that is scattered throughout the house.  Each time, and Indian figure from the dining room table goes missing.  But no one has any idea who the culprit is.

It had been so long since I read this that I had completely forgotten the ending to this book, so it was a really good read for me.  Christie really knows how to keep you guessing and in my opinion, she's one of the best mystery writers there is.

If you're a mystery/murder mystery fan and you haven't read this, you definitely should!  A fast past mystery that keeps you guessing right up until the very end!  I never would have guessed who the culprit was, which is odd, since I can predict endings like no other :]  I give this book a 4.5 out of 5.  Read it! :]

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My Bookshelf said...

I agree that Christie is one of the very best mystery authors! I love her work.

Terrific review. It's been a while since I've read this one. I'll have to pick it up again.

sleighanne said...

You should! I loved it. The best part about this was even though I'd read it before, I couldn't remember any of it, so it was like it was new :]

Shannon McGee said...

This was one of my first Christie's reads. I just read it last year. I didn't know who had done it either. To me that makes it a great mystery!

Alita said...

I read my first Christie last year and very much enjoyed it. I really need to read this one.

sleighanne said...

You so should read it! It really is one of her best in my opinion! You will never guess who the culprit is!

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