And Then There Were None
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Ten... Ten strangers are lured to an island mansion off the Devon coast. Over dinner, an unseen voice accuses each of them of harbouring a guilty secret, and by the end of the evening one of their number is dead. Nine... Their host fails to appear, and as the weather changes the island becomes a sinister and claustrophobic place to be stranded. Eight... Haunted by an ancient nursery rhyme, they all realise that the murderer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again. Seven... The tension escalates as the survivors try to keep one step ahead of their ingenious stalker, who seems bent on reaching the final line. And Then There Were None.
Ten people find themselves stranded in the lonely house on Indian Island when their supposed hosts send word that they have been detained. A mysterious voice, afterwards discovered to come from a gramophone record, indicts each on of them -- the eight guests and the two servants -- of murder. It transpires that no-one has met their hosts and that they have evidently been decoyed to the island. First one and then another dies; each death according to the rhyme of "Ten little Indians," and with each death one of the little china figurines on the mantelpiece is found broken. The tension grows as they realize that the killer is, in fact, one of themselves. Eventually only two little Indians are left; the real killer appears (his death having been feigned) and the remaining two are able to outwit him--Publisher's description.
Agatha Christie's masterpiece, and the best-selling murder mystery book of all time, celebrates its 80th birthday with this gorgeous hardback Special Edition. 1939. 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.N. 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. One by one they are picked off. Who will survive? And who is the killer? Copies of an ominous nursery rhyme hang in each room, the murders mimicking the awful fates of its 'Ten Little Soldier Boys'.
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Endless night: When penniless Michael Rogers discovers the beautiful house at Gypsy’s Acre and then meets the heiress Ellie, it seems that all his dreams have come true at once. But he ignores an old woman’s warning of an ancient curse, and evil begins to stir in paradise. As Michael soon learns: Gypsy’s Acre is the place where fatal “accidents” happen.
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Unlock the more straightforward side of And Then There Were None with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, a murder mystery novel which keeps the reader guessing until the very end. Ten people, all of whom have once committed a crime which has gone unpunished, are invited to a strange island, where they are then picked off one by one by a mysterious killer. And Then There Were None, published in 1939, is often considered to be Christie’s masterpiece and has spawned a slew of theatrical and cinematic interpretations. However, this is far from the only book Christie wrote: she is the author of 65 other detective novels and, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is the world’s bestselling author. It is hardly surprising that she was made a Dame in 1971 for her contribution to the literary world. Find out everything you need to know about And Then There Were None in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
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