And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
reviewed by Carmin
I don't usually read mystery books, but one of my favorites by far is And Then There Were None. The story is about ten strangers that are sent on a private island, a mysterious Indian Island, for a weekend "vacation". Strange things start to happen, and one by one, each guest will reach the most terrible fate that is death. As the book progresses, everyone is a suspect, and all of the guests turn on each other in fear. I liked how developed the characters are, even though there are so many. Each person has a distinct personality, and everyone has a back story that is sure to capture your interest. This book is as much a thriller as it is a mystery, with each death portrayed very graphically in great detail, which, for me, adds to the excitement. So if you want to read a book that will keep you guessing until the very end, then go pick up a copy of And Then There Were None.
Note: 8 guests plus 2 staff members = "10 little Indians"
The novel became the play which differs a bit in plot. And the play became the many film and television adaptions. The most famous movie version is probably René Clair's 1945 And Then There Were None.