And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie is the second book I read by her. I liked it a lot, really nicely made. I saw a movie based on the book, but it was many years ago and I forgot who was the killer. It’s a delight to read her books and I plan to read a couple more next year.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

I don’t have much more to add, as the story is either well known or unknown, which means it should be read. I’m not usually reading murder mysteries, but I love Agatha’s style. For me this is a 5 stars book, well worth reading.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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My rating: 5/5 Stars
Would I recommend it: yes!
Published by: HarperCollins
Year it was published: first time in 1939
Format: Paperback
Genre(s): Classic
Pages: 250

About the author: Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, as the youngest of three. Before marrying and starting a family in London, she had served in a Devon hospital during the First World War, tending to troops coming back from the trenches. During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse; later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison. During the Second World War, she worked as a pharmacy assistant at University College Hospital, London, acquiring a good knowledge of poisons which feature in many of her novels.
Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in 1920. During her first marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazines. In 1930, Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan (Sir Max from 1968) after joining him in an archaeological dig. Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie’s death in 1976.
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6 thoughts on “And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie”

  • This one is on my Classics Club list! I’ve really enjoyed the few Christies I’ve read and hope to get to many more of them in the next couple of years. I had to look up what the alternate title was. I wouldn’t have thought of that as a slur. That was actually a counting song I learned as a child. (and never was it meant in a derogatory way)
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    • The original one was “Ten Little Niggers”, which changed to “Ten Little Indians” for US as early as 1940s and then to “And Then There Were None”. In Romanian it is known as “10 negrii mititei” which is 10 small black [people] and not the slur – “negrotei”.

        • As far as I know it was never published in US with the British title, but as Ten Little Indians. I think it’s really interesting that in the 1940s the title was seen as racists when there were many problems and went on for many decades more.

  • I read just about all the early AC books, but that was many moons ago, back when I was a teenager. I didn’t immediately recognise your featured book, but managed to work out that is because I would have read it as its original title (which I can’t mention here)! – Egged on by various fellow bloggers, and in a sudden fit of nostalgia, I did recently decide to re-read as many of the books as possible. However ‘best laid plans…’ and all that, I have manged the grand total of one book so far!!! – Let’s hope for a more settled and peaceful New Year, however unlikely 🙂 xx
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    • The original title was used for the Romanian version, but not as a slur. I wondered why it’s called “And Then There Were None” in English. 🙂

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