Book Review: And Then There Were None by Christie (4 Stars)

And Then There Were NoneAnd Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

(aka Ten Little Indians)

4 out of 5 stars

Read in December 2008

I don’t read mysteries very often, but perhaps I should pick them up more frequently. And Agatha Christie is definitely one of the masters of the mystery writing craft.

I could not put this book down. I just had to know what came next. I was even a bit confused after finishing the epilogue and still not knowing for sure who had orchestrated the elaborate scenario that resulted in ten murders and one suicide. But like nearly all serial killers, the murderer craved recognition and left us a message in a bottle.

Ten people stranded on an island a mile off the coast all of whom have skeletons in their closets. A nursery rhyme rewritten as a prophecy (self-fulfilling in more than one case) of doom. Mix the ingredients and let it bake in the August sun for two to three days and wallah! No survivors and many unanswered questions.

Definitely a must read for any mystery aficionado.

Advertisements

About mossjon314159

Avid reader (see my book reviews and ratings here), amateur astronomer and photographer, sporadic crocheter and Rottweiler spoiler.
This entry was posted in 4 Star, Books, Fiction, Ratings, Reading, Reviewing, Reviews and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Book Review: And Then There Were None by Christie (4 Stars)

  1. Pingback: Book Review: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Christie (4 Stars) | Misty Midwest Mossiness

  2. Pingback: Book Review: ABC Murders by Christie (3 Stars) | Misty Midwest Mossiness

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s