Reviews of And Then There Were None (1939)
Review by joannep (2009-07-16)
This a must read mystery classic! It is Christie's bestselling novel. Eight different people have been invited to a mansion. One by one they start dying and no on knows how they are dying. As a reader, you are kept guessing until the very end-and it's a great ending.
A clever plotline is when the guests notice a framed copy of the nursery rhyme "Ten Little Soldiers" and the guests notice ten soldier figurines on the dining room table. Every time someone dies a figurine goes missing.
(This review refers to the 1939 version titled “And Then There Were None”)
Review by doggiebook101 (2005-11-06)
And Then There Were None is a mysterious thrill ride throughout the whole book. From the first page till the afterward. The ending also has the most shocking reveal that I've ever read. All though guessing who the murderer is may be easy, good luck getting it right. The ending of the book makes the whole book come together as an all time favorite Agatha Christie book.
Review by emerac6 (2003-04-01)
this is an awesome book - one of my favorites and, imho, agatha christie's best. the perfect murder mystery ever commited, inexplicably tied to a nursery rhyme, with an ending for a romantic. this book may have replaced my former favorite book, the westing game, by ellen raskin... although i haven't decided yet. the two are very similar with their rich cast of characters and delightful gimmicks.