Although not previously acquainted with the authors work, I took an interest in reading Agatha Christie’s mystery novel And Then There Were None after watching the TV adaptation.
The story revolves around ten guests who are seduced by nefarious means to visit a private house on Soldier Island, off the coast of Devon. Once they reach their destination however, circumstances take a very mysterious turn when their hosts are nowhere to be found.
It soon becomes apparent that the guests were not chosen at random, but rather have been selected specifically due to a particularly disturbing incident in their past.
The mastermind behind the rather odd situation at this secluded, seaside house wishes to impart his own rather unusual form of judgement, upon the unsuspecting guests.
One by one, the ten occupants of the house begin to drop dead, but which one of them is actually the murderer?
And Then There Were None is a gripping mystery novel from Queen of crime, Agatha Christie. It is a very unique tale that does incredibly well to keep the reader guessing all the way to the very end.
Loaded with bewildering twists and misdirection, And Then There Were None is most definitely one of the VERY best mystery novels to cross my bookshelf, and while it is not a genre that I usually tend to lean towards, I feel that I may be inclined to delve a little more deeply into Agatha Christie’s immense catalogue in future.
At 5 out of 5 stars I promise that you won’t be able to stop turning those pages, or prise this book out of your hands, until you discover the intimate confession that awaits you at the novels conclusion.
As previously stated And Then There Were None is also available on DVD as a 3 part TV adaptation, featuring top performances from Charles Dance, Sam Neill, Miranda Richardson, Burn Gorman and of course the delectable Aidan Turner.