And Then There Were None Review

Carolyn McAndrews, Reviewer

And Then There Were None

By: Agatha Christie

Release of Movie: October 30, 1945

Release of TV Show: December 26, 2015

Goodreads Description:

“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.”

My Review

If you are interested in a mystery thriller about how justice can be taken into the hands of a dying man And Then There Were None will fill your need. And Then There Were None is a complex, thought out story about how justice might not have been taken. In this story there are ten unsuspecting guests invited to a private island by a U.N. Owen. When the guests arrive they are all somewhat confused when their host is nowhere to be found, that is until the guest realize what’s really going on. The question, you as the reader will have, is will this turn into a Clue type mystery of who killed Mr. Body? or is there something that the guests don’t know? Another interesting aspect that comes into light in each of the guest’s rooms is a children’s poem, The Ten Little Indians. “Ten little Indian boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine. Nine little Indian boys sat up very late; One overslept himself and then there were eight. Eight little Indian boys traveling in Devon; One said he’d stay there and then there were seven. Seven little Indian boys chopping up sticks; One chopped himself in halves and then there were six. Six little Indian boys playing with a hive; A bumblebee stung one and then there were five. Five little Indian boys going in for law, One got in Chancery and then there were four. Four little Indian boys going out to sea; A red herring swallowed one and then there were three. Three little Indian boys walking in the Zoo; A big bear hugged one and then there were two. Two little Indian boys sitting in the sun; On got frizzled up and then there was one. One little Indian boy left all alone; He went and hanged himself and then there were none.” This might be a little dark to be a children’s poem, but it’s in all the rooms so it must have some importance to the story… or does it? That’s for you to find out. You will not regret reading this book, it will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole read! There are 264 pages in this book, and on Amazon it’s $5.99.