And Then There Were None
by Agatha Christie
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Ten people are invited to Indian Island bythe character U.N. Owen, and one is a killer. When each arrive, they discusswhat is going on, for none of them know of or had heard of the mysteriousU.N. Owen.
Suddenly, awkward things begin to happen. Voices call out names of the guests,telling dark and personal secrets of murders that were thought to have beencommitted at their fault. Poisons are put into edibles and kill some people.Is it the doctor who has access to these drugs?
The guests notice the murders are following the order and the ways of apoem hanging on a wall of each bedroom called Ten Little Indians. For exampleone of the verses was:
Six little Indiansplaying with a hive; A bumblebee stung oneand then there were five.
After each murder, the frightened guests gather to discuss what happened.One of the guests, who is a judge, holds the meetings in a calm manner,to keep the people sane. When the judge is killed, everything starts fallingapart until then there are only two people left. Who is the murderer? Forsuspense, fright and a brain twisting story, read the thriller, And Then There Were None.