And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None

Large Print - 2011
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One of the most famous and beloved mysteries from The Queen of Suspense--Agatha Christie--now a Lifetime TV movie.

"Ten . . ."
Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U. N. Owen."

"Nine . . ."
At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead.

"Eight . . ."
Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one . . . as one by one . . . they begin to die.

"Seven . . ."
Which among them is the killer and will any of them survive?

Publisher: New York : : Harper Luxe, 2011, 1940
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9780062081520
Branch Call Number: LP CHRI
Characteristics: 307 p

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Maria__22
Aug 26, 2017

And Then There Were None is an amazing book which kept me reading and wondering about the mystery until the very end. The murderer turned out to be someone I haven't even suspected because they planned out the whole thing so precisely and covered them self well. This book is filled with clever, exciting, and mysterious things and the whole book and story is planned out so well by the author. I will never regret reading this book because I didn't even expect it to be so interesting when I started reading it. I think this book will be best suited for children and adults 12 and up.

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Reading_Unicorn
Aug 08, 2017

In this book Agatha Christie combines both mystery and murder into one book. This book had such surprising turns on events, that my mouth stayed open the whole time. I usually don't like reading murder novels, but this one was so interesting, that no force was able to separate me from this book. If you are in grades 7-9 and you like poems, mysteries, and unexplained deaths, then this book is for you. Seriously, check this book out of the library and READ IT!!!!

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jcosner13
May 09, 2017

Though this title is considered Agatha Christie's best, contemporary readers may find it a bit hum-drum. It's a good plot -- there just aren't any adrenaline moments with bombs going off, car chases, etc.

DBRL_ANNEG Dec 22, 2016

"And Then There Were None" begins when 10 rather unlikable characters, who each have their own questionable pasts, receive invitations to come vacation on an island retreat off of England's coast. Upon arrival, they soon start dying off and the hunt is on for the killer. Although it seems like someone is on the island with them, at first, it becomes apparent that the only one who could be a killer is one of them. The struggle to survive is tense and they are slowly picked off one-by-one.

This is the gold standard for locked-room mysteries. I couldn't wait to get back to it every time I set it down and even though I had read this years before, I still couldn't figure out whodunit--though looking at it after the fact, of course it makes perfect sense. I recommend this to anyone who is curious about Christie and just what makes her the Queen of the Mystery.

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maspochni591
Nov 26, 2016

This is one of my favourite Agathe Christie novels. Her masterpiece tells of ten people who have all killed being stalked by a killer. The tone is dark and bleak throughout the story, and the Ten Little Soldiers nursery rhyme is chilling when used as an analogy to the deaths of each person. The twist is super shocking and the ending ends off on a depressing note. A must read for all Christie fans.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 25, 2016

Often considered her masterpiece, Agatha Christie creates a suspenseful mystery novel with an extremely well-planned out plot that makes it a fun read. After eight guests arrive at an island, strange and eerie events occur. The guests begin to die one after another, but the cause of their deaths seems to follow a nursery rhyme placed in each of their rooms called "Ten Little Indians". They soon discover that there is no one else on the island except for them. The killer, who so cleverly avoids every attempt at discovery, can only be one of the guests themselves. This novel, which questions the logic of justice and its administration in the modern world, creates tense situations in every page and should definitely be read by anyone who enjoys reading mystery novels. 4.5/5
- @ACowVan of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Imagine this.  You are one of 10 people on an abandoned island.  Somebody lured you here and left no means of leaving.  One by one people the island start dying.  Mysterious hints are left behind.  The murderer is probably with you on the island and could take your life at any time.  Read this hair-raising mystery by Agatha Christie.
- @bookworm2.1k of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

AL_JILLA Aug 09, 2016

This is a wonderful "locked-room" mystery set on an island. Who did it and how did they get away with it? Check this one out and see how it was done!

CMLReads_Chrissie Jul 26, 2016

NOTE: This a dramatic play of the Agatha Christie title.

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becker
May 02, 2016

My first Agatha Christie. What was I waiting for? I loved it. This book was totally engaging and compelling. A great little weekend read.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 19, 2016

And Then There Were None is one of Agatha Christie's best known titles. This crime queen has written mysteries where everyone has done it, the narrator has done it, and the sleuth has done it. So why would readers be shocked to find out that Christie wrote a book where NO ONE had done it. That's because by the end of the book, there's no one left alive to have killed the last suspect.

The set-up is fairly typical. Ten people, all accused of killing innocent people, are stranded on an island where they begin to die one-by-one in keeping with a nursery rhyme. Did they each actually kill someone? Who is killing them one by one? By the end of this 1939 title, all the suspects are dead, killed by an unnamed Mr. UN Owen (unknown). The solution is delivered afterward in a clever twist.

The book also wins the award for the greatest number of offensive titles. It was originally published in England as Ten Little N-words (you get what I mean), then as Ten Little Indians, and then finally And Then There Were None.

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black_panda_532
Oct 25, 2016

black_panda_532 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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red_hawk_935 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 10

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learn4life
Jul 26, 2014

10 ordinary people are invited to an island by one mysterious U.N. Owen. And one by one, each of the guests suddenly die. When they discover that they are the only ones on the island, it dawns on them that one of them is the murderer.

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iwasthewalrus
Jul 05, 2012

Ten unique people are invited to Indian Island by U.N Owen, a man none of them are acquainted with. They start to believe one of them in U.N Owen and they realize the importance of discovering which one of them it is - as they all slowly begin to die.

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Harsharitu
Feb 26, 2012

Set in the early 20th century, ten guests are invited to the famous Indian Island by an unknown host, known as U.N. Owen. Each of the guest has a dirty secret, all are murderers who have somehow escaped their punishment. One by one, each of the guest is murdered, and Then There Were None!

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learn4life
Jul 26, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: May be overwhelming to sensitive minds.

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iwasthewalrus
Jul 05, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Like most of Agatha Christie's books the amount of suspense is overwhelming.

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learn4life
Jul 26, 2014

10 little soldier boys went out to dine,
One choked his little self, and then there were nine.

Nine little sailor boys sat up very late,
One overslept himself and then there were eight.

Eight little sailor boys travelling in Devon,
One said he'd stayed there, and then there were seven.

Seven little sailor boys chopping up sticks,
One chopped himself in halves, and then there were six.

Six little sailor boys playing with a hive,
A little bee stung one, and then there were five.

Five little sailor boys going in for law,
One got a chancery, and then there were four.

Four little sailor boys going out to sea,
A red herring swallowed one, and then there were three.

Three little sailor boys going to the zoo,
A big bear hugged one, and then there were two.

Two little sailor boys sitting in the sun,
One got frizzled up, and then there was one.

One little sailor boy left all alone,
He went and hung himself,

And then there were none.

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iwasthewalrus
Jul 05, 2012

"People don't like a Coroner's Inquest, even is the Coroner did acquit me of all blame!"

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