And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Published by: St. Martin’s Griffin on May 3rd 2004 (originally November 6th, 1939)
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Classics
Source: Borrowed from the library
Summary (from Goodreads): 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.
Review: This was my first Agatha Christie book, and I am sure not the last one. I was pretty sure I had it figured out about who did it then as the numbers started dwindling down I got confused… I could not for the life of me figure it out. It was cleverly executed and you can tell that she put a lot of work into making sure all the details lined up. Once it is revealed whodunnit it’s quite genius. You really get to see the importance of all the details.
“Best of an island is once you get there – you can’t go any farther…you’ve come to the end of things…”
Christie didn’t need to write a large novel to get this mystery across. I love that I had no idea who it was and kept changing my answer as the pages continued on. It was a short read and was fast-paced and I recommend this book to anyone who thinks they always know who the culprit is (and of course anyone who loves a good whodunit!).
I can’t wait to give the TV series a go 🙂 Do you have any favourite Agatha Christie books you think I should read?