Thursday, February 11, 2010

And then there were none...

I read recently that this week's recommendation has been called the best mystery ever written. I first read it as a teenager, after first discovering Agatha Christie and devouring all of her novels (our vacation home didn't have a television).

It's called And Then There Were None.

It's your classic "locked door" mystery, where all the participants are stuck in the same place, unable to leave, the mystery and the bodies popping up chapter by chapter. Of course, in this case the people are on a small island. I do remember reading and thinking, there was simply no WAY I could know whodunnit. A great book indeed, but don't take my word for it:
  • 'One of the very best, most genuinely bewildering Christies.' The Observer
  • 'The most astonishingly impudent, ingenious and altogether successful mystery story since The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.' Daily Herald
  • 'One of the most ingenious thrillers in many a day.' Time Magazine
See? That proves it.


  1. And the movie of it, as I recall, was called Ten Little Indians. But Christie's title was much better, much more ominous.

  2. One of the scariest Christie books I read as a kid.

  3. How funny, I thought it was one of her creepier ones, too.


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