Agatha Christie's world-famous mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. Ten strangers, apparently with little in common, are lured to an island mansion off the coast of Devon by the mysterious U.N.Owen.
Over dinner, a record begins to play, and the voice of an unseen host accuses each person of hiding a guilty secret.
That evening, former reckless driver Tony Marston is found murdered by a deadly dose of cyanide. The tension escalates as the survivors realise the killer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again... and again...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 01/03/2003
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007136834
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Review by riverwillow
I've always found this book terrifying, 10 people are stranded on an island off the south coast of England - and it soon becomes apparent that they are all there for a reason. One by one they are murdered, in a manner reminiscent of the nursery rhyme which is reproduced in each of their rooms.
Review by Teipu
Ten strangers get an invitation to spend their vacation on the island of the mysterious Mr U.N.Owen. They all have their dark secrets, but Mr Owen seems to know all of them. Encapsuled by a sea storm strange things begin to happen on Soldier Island and one by one they begin to die.The best book from Christie I've read so far! Thank you Maria, for the recommendation!The atmosphere of the island is great and the ending is really surprising! I suspected one person to be the murderer and at first I seemed right but the Epilogue revealed the full truth. Amazing end for this book!I'm not totally fond of Christie's style of writing as her sentences are just too short, but that's artistic freedom. But her creativity and imagination when it comes to murder are impressive.
Review by mauveberry
I thought it was okay. I like the mysteries with Poirot/Marple better.
Review by Tess22
I know when I've read a really good Agatha Christie because at the end I shout "Of course! It's SO obvious!" Then I read it all again wondering how I could be stupid the first time around. I know this one is particularly good because, along with the fun, it's so chilling and atmospheric that the re-read was followed by a lights-on night.
Review by BookPurring
By far one of the best of the best of Agatha Christie's books. Right up there with The Murder of Roger Ackroyd in my heart. There is no Poirot or Miss Maple, there is only but the set of 10 suspects to solve the mystery. You will suspect everyone, but that is a given for most of Christie's novels. It really is a frightening book for those of us that are faint of heart. Hard to put down, usually with these type of novels you keep guessing who the murderer is, but in the case of this book you will be guessing who will be the next one to die. When the answer is finally revealed, you will be surprised.
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