Author: Agatha Christie Release Date: 6 November' 1939 Genre: Mystery Pages: 317 ISBN NO.: 978-0-00-728231-9 Publisher: Harper Collins
Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to a lonely mansion on Indian Island by a host who fails to appear but leaves a recording accusing all of undetected murder. Cut off by his orders, one by one each die according to a nursery rhyme Ten Little Indians. A confession in a bottle solves how nobody remains alive.
Personally, I loved the book! It was simple and mysterious. Kept me guessing all the time, but somehow if you use your brains in the first few pages you’ll recognise the killer easy enough (I did), but what blows the mind is that, the person you guessed as the killer gets murdered quite soon!
That’s the real catching point for me because in the end its revealed that he was’t dead at that time and was the last one to die.
I liked the fact that Mr. Wargrave’s killing spree was triggered by the fact that there are various situations where the suspect gets away very easily even after being guilty.
I loved it and will suggest it to those who love mysteries and also to those who like short books that can be read in a day or two.
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Opening Page: Ten Little Soldier Boys’ Poem.
Highlights: Undoubtedly, the suspense!
Low-lights: 2-3 points were left unexplained.
Memorable Paragraph: The Poem itself!
Final Thoughts: A good and light read.