Author: Agatha Christie
First, there were ten – a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal – and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion.
This is by far the BEST Agatha Christie novel I have ever read, and that is saying something as there was a time in my life where I used to read ONLY Agatha Christie.
The thing is when you read a lot of books of the same genre, even more when it is from the same author, you begin to understand how the story works and can tell most often what would happen in the climax. That was what had happened and then this book came in m hands. Till the time the author does not reveal the final mystery, I could not figure out who on earth was doing all those.
The main premise of the story is that somebody calls ten alleged murderers on an isolated island. They notice a little poem where there are “Ten Little Indians” and then each die one after other till finally no one is left. Next we see that one after other the ten guests of the island begin to die exactly in the manner that has been described in the poem.
Reading this book is like going on a wild adventure. The moment you think, “This person did it…”, the person dies. Then you start, “Now it is DEFINITELY this person” and then THAT person dies… and it goes on.
This is definitely one book that I would recommend if you like murder mysteries.