A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick
One of the most famous and beloved mysteries from The Queen of Suspense--Agatha Christie--now a Lifetime TV movie.
"Ten . . ."
Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U. N. Owen."
"Nine . . ."
At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead.
"Eight . . ."
Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one . . . as one by one . . . they begin to die.
"Seven . . ."
Which among them is the killer and will any of them survive?
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Age Range: NA - NA years
Grade Level: NA - NA
Mass Market Paperbound: 300 Pages
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 17.15 x 10.31 x 2.54 CM
Shipping Weight: 0.16 Kg
If you read many works of Christie's, you'll find a pattern. She doesn't let you guess who the culprit is, she just won't- many times she hides it successfully, but this time it's pretty obvious. At some point of the book you will know who it is, but to get rid of that idea on your head, she puts some 'plot twist' that isn't even surprising. Also it is her style for the book to be all about looking for the culprit, not about the characters' struggles to survive. Honestly this book is pretty much a let-down compared to her other works, but considering the fact that this was published 80+ years ago, Agatha Christie is still, undoubtedly, a genius.
If I must pick two best book by Agatha Christie, I will choose Murder on the Orient Express & And then There were None. I know that may also be on everybody lists', but that must be a reason why there book are so popular and loved. My only critique, just too many names (and nicknames) to memorize (when I already familiar with names, the story nearly end). But, a must read for suspense and detective fan!
This is a 'must read' and recommended book for mystery lover. Written by the queen of mystery, Agatha Christie, this book offers adventurous reading experience starting from the first chapter.
Ini buku Agatha yang paling saya suka selain Murder on The Orient Express. Kasus pembunuhannya sangat sulit dipecahkan karena semua orang yang ada di pulau terpencil tersebut meninggal. Ini salah satu buku misteri yang wajib dibaca.