The book, ‘And then there were none’, is a mystery novel by Agatha Christie who is known to have popularized this genre. This book is regarded as her masterpiece and she described it as one of the difficult books to write. The novel is about a group of people who find themselves lured into coming to an island. All these characters have been accomplices in murders but have by hook or by crook escaped justice. It narrates the story of ten people being killed by an unknown killer. The killing is done separately. The increasing suspicion of who the killer is and the fear for their safety keeps the readers engaged. The reader’s curiosity finds its answer after all when the reason as to why these characters had been chosen is revealed.
‘And then there were none’ is the world’s bestselling mystery novel of all time. This is what makes it even more popular among contemporary readers. It has had over 100 million sales till date. Not only has it been adapted on radio but it has also been adapted into quite a lot of movies. The popularity of the book can be seen by the truth that it has been translated into more 50 languages. The book ranks 7th bestseller as per Publications International.
About the writer
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie is a well-known bestselling English novelist. She also wrote plays and short stories. The book is a mystery novel, a genre she widely popularized and is still known for. Her works have highly influenced mystery writers till date. She has written six romance novels under the pen name – Mary Westmacott. She is also the author of a murder mystery play ‘The mousetrap’ which is the world’s longest running play. It was in 1971 that she was made a Dame for her works which made a huge contribution in literature. Guinness book of world records has her name listed for the bestselling novelist of all time.