And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

80%

29 Critic Reviews

And Then There Were None is a mystery heaping with generous portions of conundrum, betrayal and eeriness. Underneath it all, I found a message that will guide me through life: Never trust anyone.
-Teen Ink

Synopsis

The world's best-selling mystery with over 100 million copies sold!

Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to a lonely mansion on Indian Island by a host who, surprisingly, fails to appear. On the island they are cut off from everything but each other and the inescapable shadows of their own past lives. One by one, the guests share the darkest secrets of their wicked pasts. And one by one, they die…

 

About Agatha Christie

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Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in one hundred foreign countries. She is the author of eighty novels and short-story collections, nineteen plays, and six novels under the name Mary Westmacott. She died in 1976.
 
Published March 17, 2009 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 276 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Religion & Spirituality, History, Action & Adventure, Crime, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science & Math, Computers & Technology. Fiction
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Critic reviews for And Then There Were None
All: 29 | Positive: 24 | Negative: 5

Examiner

Excellent
Reviewed by Christina Durner on Jul 29 2014

With a shocking ending that will keep everyone guessing until the last few pages, And Then There Were None is hands down one of the best mystery novels that this reviewer has ever read.

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Teen Ink

Good
Reviewed by Bapalapa2 on Jan 28 2014

And Then There Were None is a mystery heaping with generous portions of conundrum, betrayal and eeriness. Underneath it all, I found a message that will guide me through life: Never trust anyone.

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Teen Ink

Good
on Jan 28 2014

I am not a big who done it fan, though I can truly say this is one of the most ingenious stories I have ever read. Agatha Christie takes a very cliché plot line and turns it into something so simple yet so brilliant, twisting together what is meant for a child, a nursery rhyme, into the cruel adult world.

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Teen Ink

Good
Reviewed by Doves_and_Ravens on Jan 28 2014

Agatha Christie has raised the bar in this classic “who done it” mystery. And Then There Were None presents a puzzle for the people who love mystery and a new perspective for the people who want to throw Sherlock Homes novels out the window. I would recommend it to everyone even if they like reading or not.

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Teen Ink

Below average
Reviewed by lexi239 on Jan 28 2014

And Then There Were None is one of Agatha Christie's best works. Intriguing with an elaborate and well thought-out plot and fastidious attention to ­detail, the story pulls you in so you can hardly resist its siren call...However, without a clear main character, I feel the story is less interesting.

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Teen Ink

Excellent
Reviewed by writereadlove on Oct 26 2011

Overall, Agatha Christie did an amazing job of putting the reader right into her mystery. Her ton, plot, and characters all helped to create, without a doubt, the best mystery I have ever read. In case I haven’t stressed it enough, the suspense will hook you right from the beginning and all the way through to the end.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Good
Reviewed by Tess Allegra on Jan 30 2013

Despite there being ten distinct persons to keep track of, they are skilfully blended in a way that avoids confusion, and keeps the reader flipping the pages to discover who is next, and wondering how the murderer can go undetected on a small, flat island.

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Gather Books

Good
Reviewed by Erika S on Nov 30 2007

Far different from the movie, the ending is very clever, and keeps you guessing right up until the end.

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http://www.bookdrum.com

Above average
on Mar 22 2014

And Then There Were None is highly recommended for any mystery fan . . . or any lover of literature (even if it’s not great literature) who wants their intellect piqued, their nerves strung a little tighter, and their emotions lifted by a clever divertissement.

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Book Review Circle

Good
Reviewed by Amrita Dutta on Mar 22 2015

...And Then There Were None does not have any detective. We are asked to give up the comfort of being on the ‘good side’ and enter a grey area. The novel demands a very intense engagement from the reader- and becomes an unforgettable experience.

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Parental Book Reviews

Above average
on Mar 22 2014

Some one who would like read this book would be someone into murder and mystery books. This book entertains readers and has a reader involved in the book. It keeps someone guessing and wanting to know more. This book would be for someone who wants to figure things out and keep guessing on what could happen next.

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Jules' Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Jules on Oct 12 2013

I would recommend this one. Out of the few books by the author I've read so far this one was the best, in fact it's one of the best mysteries I've read.

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Lit Lovers

Below average
Reviewed by Molly Lundquist on Feb 01 2013

Christie writes with a bit of a tin ear: her characters are wooden and dialog stilted. Yet as the killings progress and tension builds, we forget all that...Christie has been deservedly criticized for her offensive anti-semitism, evidence of which appears in this story. For that reason, I hesitate to recommend it.

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Literary Exploration

Below average
Reviewed by MICHAEL KITTO on Dec 29 2013

This was my first Agatha Christie novel and while I enjoyed it there is one thing that frustrated me. I hate crime novels that hold back important pieces of evidence and expect the reader to work out what happened.

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Reading for Sanity

Excellent
Reviewed by Marsh Mayhem on Oct 28 2013

The twists and turns are so intricate, the characters so well-developed, it’s impossible to not feel like you’ve been held “captive” on the island with the guests. And the ending. That ending!! I bow to Dame Agatha Christie – this one is NOT one to miss!

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Annette's Book Spot

Excellent
Reviewed by Annette on Dec 23 2013

And Then There Were None is a very quick read too. It reads easily and is difficult to put down. If you haven't read And Then There Were None, you should check it out. Especially if you are a mystery fan.

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Pretty Books

Good
Reviewed by prettybooks on May 20 2012

And Then There Were None is a compelling introduction to the mystery genre that constantly kept me on edge. It’s clever, gripping, and was a wonderful surprise.

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She Reads Novels

Good
Reviewed by Helen on May 02 2011

...I think most people would be baffled by this one! Christie expertly leads you to believe one thing, then a few pages later proves you wrong. I was sure that as more and more of the ten were eliminated one of them would emerge as the most obvious suspect, but that didn’t happen.

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Booking in Heels

Good
Reviewed by Hanna W on Mar 26 2015

There's not a huge amount that I can say about this book that I haven't said before about other Agatha Christie mystery novels, but if you only ever pick up one of them, make sure it's this one. It's my absolute favourite and I can almost guarantee you won't see the ending coming.

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The Picky Girl

Good
on Jun 30 2011

I have read a lot of mysteries in my time, so I kept waiting for the moment when I would figure out the identity of the murderer. Not gonna happen. Not only did I not guess, but I was blown away by the ending of this book...

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Linus's Blanket

Good
Reviewed by Nicole Bonia on Jun 11 2010

The manner in which the killer is revealed did leave something to be desired, but the beauty of what Christie accomplished with this one still remains intact and is definitely worth a read. Recommended.

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Wordsmithonia

Good
Reviewed by Ryan on Nov 15 2009

The only other thing I want to say about the book, other than it's brilliant, it that despite myself I found myself rooting for two of the characters, Lombard and Vera. I want them to have a happy ending regardless of what actually happens in the book.

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Live Your Dream

Above average
Reviewed by Sayed Khadri on Apr 09 2012

This is my first Agatha Christie book and I kind of liked her way of creating the tense scenarios but in this book, there are so many things which I felt very hard to believe, for example – The butler still prepared breakfast after the murders (even after murder of his wife), as if there’s nothing particularly unusual happened?

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Book Addict Katie

Good
Reviewed by Katie on Jun 30 2014

I think there are many spectacular mystery writers out there right now, but no one is able to blow my mind like Agatha.

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Bookworm1858

Excellent
Reviewed by The Insouciant Sophisticate on Jun 17 2010

...it is a very quick read and enjoyable. I liked trying to puzzle out how they were committed and how they would be committed although I knew I wouldn't be able to figure out who did it. I flew through it even with my mom's persistent interruptions.

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British Aisles

Below average
on Jan 21 2013

Makes you realize some truly horrifying things about what it meant to be any sort of minority during this time period. So…despite my enjoyment of the book, I’m not sure I feel comfortable reading any more of hers.

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Insomnia of Books

Good
on Sep 20 2012

I love how the plot played out. I love thrillers and mysteries. The joy of finding out who is behind something, is truly one of a kind. Don't you think? If you want a scary read, that you will NOT be able to put down until the LAST page, then And Then There Were None is the one for you...

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Books, Biscuits & Tea

Excellent
Reviewed by Vicky on Nov 03 2011

It doesn’t matter whether you’ve read any of her books before, Agatha Christie’s masterpiece will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way. Perfectly constructed and built completely on suspense, And Then There Were None is an outstanding work by the Queen of Crime – the best in this genre, without a doubt.

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The Relentless Pursuit Of Cold Shivers

Above average
on Sep 27 2009

Well, hopefully, none of you felt cheated by the ending (my apologies if you did). This was fun enough that I might do another Agatha Christie at some stage down the track.

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