Monday, January 23, 2012

Book It – And Then There Were None

This week’s featured book:

And Then There Were None
Author: Agatha Christie

Overview: (from Agatha Christie website)

Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to a lonely mansion on Soldier 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 start to die...

My Comments:

It’s very rare I ever read a book twice (I have way too many waiting to be read and just can’t spare the time)...unless, of course, it’s as remarkable as this fast-paced murder mystery, which I’ve read three times (the first time was in my teen years). This is the first book I read from Agatha Christie, and the reason I became a huge fan of her stories. Years later, it still remains my favourite of her novels.

If you’re looking for a really great whodunit, this is the book for you. And if you can figure out ‘who’ and ‘how’ before the author spells it out for you, you are a super sleuth!


  1. I love Agatha Christie, especially her Poirot books. I went on a big Christie binge about 25 years ago and read almost everything she wrote.

  2. P.S. Sure wish I had that kind of time now.

  3. I've also read this a few times. It's a great book, like all of her books, which I've read tons of - she was quite prolific.

  4. @Debra: I had a period like that with her books, too. Those were the days...before life's snowball effect...


    @Jane: She was an amazing writer. I had quite a few of her stories, but there are a lot I haven't read yet. Perhaps at some point I will pick up a few of her books and get into them. I don't know when that will be!