And Then There Were None

by Agatha Christie

In Brief

Ten people, each with a guilty secret, are lured to an isolated island off the Devon coast. Shortly after they arrive, a mysterious voice accuses each of them of murder. And then, one by one, they begin dying. Who is killing them? Where is he or she hiding? Is the murderer in fact one of them?

Why you should read it

This is Agatha Christie's most popular whodunit, and it's easy to see why. The plot moves along quickly, the author keeps you guessing the whole way through, and the victims keep falling. Christie tightens the suspense, chapter by chapter, before satisfyingly wrapping up the seemingly insoluble mystery. With 100 million copies sold, And Then There Were None is the seventh most successful book of all time.

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