Title: And then there were none
Author: Agatha Christie
Genre: Murder, Mystery & Classics
Publication date: November 6, 1939
Ten little Soldier Boys went out to dine;
One choked his little self and then there were nine.
Nine little Soldier Boys sat up very late;
One overslept himself and then there were eight.
Eight little Soldier Boys travelling in Devon;
One said he’d stay there and then there were seven.
Seven little Soldier Boys chopping up sticks;
One chopped himself in halves and then there were six.
Six little Soldier Boys playing with a hive;
A bumblebee stung one and then there were five.
Five little Soldier Boys going in for law;
One got in Chancery and then there were four.
Four little Soldier Boys going out to sea;
A red herring swallowed one and then there were three.
Three little Soldier Boys walking in the zoo;
A big bear hugged one and then there were two.
Two little Soldier Boys sitting in the sun;
One got frizzled up and then there was one.
One little Soldier Boy left all alone;
He went out and hanged himself and then there were none.
And then there were none tells the story of ten strangers who arrive at an island off the coast of Devon for a weekend hosted by a millionaire who none of them seem to know. What do these guests have in common? A little secret that they’ve all tried to conceal. By the end of it all of them are dead. Then who did it?
No matter how hard you try to solve this you just can’t wrap your head around it. I tried as much as I could but to no avail. Eventually, I settled for just enjoying the book and letting it tell me what exactly happened. I was in love with this book so much that I couldn’t put it down. Then sleep took over me so I settled for finishing the book the next morning.
Until the last two or three pages I was still clueless as to who the killer was and all it took was signature for me to completely freak out. Plus, the freak out of how everything was carried out. By far my favorite novel by the queen of mystery.