And Then There Were None - WikipediaThe book that topped the international online poll held in Agatha Christie's th birthday year to discover which of her 80 crime books was the world's favourite. Europe teeters on the brink of war. Ten strangers are invited to Soldier Island, an isolated rock near the Devon coast. Cut off from the mainland, with their generous hosts Mr and Mrs U. Owen mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime. When one of the party dies suddenly they realise they may be harbouring a murderer among their number. The 10 strangers include a reckless playboy, a troubled Harley Street doctor, a formidable judge, an uncouth detective, an unscrupulous mercenary, a God-fearing spinster, two restless servants, a highly decorated general and an anxious secretary.
And Then There Were None
The novel opens with all of the main characters traveling by train or car to a ferry that will take them to a mysterious island named Indian Island. Each guest has received an invitation from a Mr. Owen, or a Mrs. Constance Culmington, to come to the island. Vera Claythorne is going because Mrs. Owen has offered her a secretarial job. Phillip Lombard is going because he has been offered a hundred guineas to go.
Ten strangers, apparently with little in common, are lured to an island mansion off the coast of Devon by the mysterious U. Over dinner, a record begins to play, and the voice of an unseen host accuses each person of hiding a guilty secret. That evening, former reckless driver Tony Marston is found murdered by a deadly dose of cyanide. The tension escalates as the survivors realise the killer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again… and again Ten strangers arrive on an island invited by an unknown host.
And Then There Were None is a mystery novel by English writer Agatha Christie , described by her as the most difficult of her books to write. The book is the world's best-selling mystery, and with over million copies sold is one of the best-selling books of all time. Publications International lists the novel as the sixth best-selling title. On 8 August in the late s, eight people arrive on a small, isolated island off the Devon coast of England. Each has an invitation tailored to his or her personal circumstances, such as an offer of employment or an unexpected late summer holiday.