And Then There Were None: Quick View

“But no artist, I now realize, can be satisfied with art alone. There is a natural craving for recognition which cannot be gain-said.”

ten little niggers book

Author: Agatha Christie

Genre: Classics, Fiction, Crime, Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Mystery

First time I read this one was like fifteen years ago, and yes, this is a classic mystery that I would recommend, and that sucks you in, unlike other mystery or thrillers I have read where there is not much to it.

I don’t mean to be so dismissive of new stories, but some of those books leave me with a sense of: meh. I cannot help. Even if I do have a section on Mystery/Thriller here on the blog because I recently read more books in that genre than I ever did in the past.

Anyway, going back to And Then There Were None, which even for my young mind, it was quite good and left me wondering about it for a few days. I don’t remember the whole meat in the middle of it, but I know that I liked it.

And so, I prepared the description for you, in case you have never heard of Agatha Christie or her books.

book review then there were none

Book Description:

First, there were ten—a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a little private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal—and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. A famous nursery rhyme is framed and hung in every room of the mansion:

“Ten little boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine. Nine little boys sat up very late; One overslept himself and then there were eight. Eight little boys traveling in Devon; One said he’d stay there then there were seven. Seven little boys chopping up sticks; One chopped himself in half and then there were six. Six little boys playing with a hive; A bumblebee stung one and then there were five. Five little boys going in for law; One got in Chancery and then there were four. Four little boys going out to sea; A red herring swallowed one and then there were three. Three little boys walking in the zoo; A big bear hugged one and then there were two. Two little boys sitting in the sun; One got frizzled up and then there was one. One little boy left all alone; He went out and hanged himself and then there were none.”

What do you think? Is that the mystery book that you have been looking for? I think it’s a good way to start, and I think I have said that about others, but those are more recent, you can find that turn of events in one of my recent posts, easy mystery books to read first.

So, there you have it, I don’t know if And Then There Were None was my first mystery book but I feel like it was, if it wasn’t it’s in the top five, though I read it in Spanish. Also, a fun fact you will find this book’s original title in 1939, was Ten Little Niggers.

agatha christie book british

Alright, I’m done now, it was a quick view on it. So, I’ll leave it until here. Thank you for reading to the end, and I hope you come back, and if you’re a recurring reader of my blog, thank you.

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Happy Reading! 🕶️


Author: Sela O.

Book Reviewer. Indie Author. ✍️ Book lover. RedBubble Artist. Dragon Rider. Slytherin. 🐍 E.L.F 💎

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