I recently read a mystery book by the name of “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie. I read this book
because I have read other books by Agatha Christie that were
pretty well written.
Ten people are invited to an island, called “Indian
Island”, by letters that were signed by people they had met
before. When they got to the island, they found out that
their host, U.N.Owen, had not arrived yet. At dinner, they
heard a voice, accusing each of them of a murder, which they
were all guilty of. After one of them is killed, according
to the first verse of a poem that is framed above each of
their beds called “Ten Little Indians”, they figure out that
the murderer is one of them! As more people are killed off,
one by one, the group narrows the suspect list down, until
only one is left alive but she figured that she would never
get off the islan anyway, and she hung herself from the
ceiling by putting a noose around her neck and kicking the
chair away on which she was standing, but she was not the
One of the mysteries to this book was, of course,
who killed all of the innocent people. Another mystery was
that every time another person was killed a little indian
figure would disappear from the edges of a serving plate.
One more mystery was that every murder followed, in order,
the famous poem “Ten Little Indians”, which reads:
Ten little Indian boys went out to dine;
One chocked his self and then there were nine.
Nine Indian boys sat up very late;
One overslept himself then there were eight.
Eight Indian boys traveling in Devon;
One said he’d stay there then there were seven.
Seven Indian boys chopping up sticks;
One chopped himself in halves then there were six.
Six Indian boys playing with a hive;
A bumble-bee stung one then there were five.
Five Indian boys going in for law;
One got in Chancery then there were four.
Four Indian boys going out to sea;
A red herring swallowed one then there were three.
Three Indian boys walking in the zoo;
A big bear hugged one then there were two.
Two Indian boys sitting in the sun;
One got all frizzled up then there was one.
One Indian boy left all alone;
He went and hanged himself and then there were none.
I really enjoyed this book and thought it to be
entertaining. It was a hard book to put down and I read
about half of the book in one day because it was so
interesting. And since it is a mystery I thought I knew
exactly what was going to happen, but it had a strange twist
right towards the end. I would definitley recommend this
book to anyone who likes a good mystery.