Agatha Christie’s mystery novel And Then There Were None was published in 1939. It was praised by the readers and the critics as well because it is exciting and thrilling. It has been adapted many times for films, radio plays, television shows and plays.
The book is about eight people who have received an invitation to come to an English island. Nobody knows that they will be the main characters in a horror story. After their arrival, the lights go off in the drawing room and they hear someone’s recorded voice accusing them of an unsolved murder from the past. After that, the people start dying one after the other.
The only thing they can do is to investigate the case and find the killer because they can’t leave the island.
Summary-And Then There Were None-Agatha Christie
The plot begins with eight people on the train who are travelling to an Indian island because they got a letter.
The characters: And Then There Were None-Agatha Christie
Justice Wargrave is a retired judge who received a letter from his friend Constance Culmington. He vas invited on vacation.
Vera Claythorne was a secretary hired by Una Nancy Owen, the owner’s wife. Vera wasn’t sure should she take the job because she was afraid of water after the drowning of somebody she was close to. The author doesn’t reveal who that person was.
Phillip Lombard was also hired, but we don’t know for what kind of job. There is an implication of Lombard being involved in an illegal business.
Emily Brent was very religious and conservative woman. She was also invited for a vacation, but she doesn’t recognise the signature in the letter.
General Macarthur is on a different train because there was some problem with his train ticket. Old friends have invited him and he accepts because there is a rumour about the General, but we don’t know what it is about.
Dr Armstrong is going by car because he has to check Mrs. Owen. He thinks about an accident that he had while he was drinking a lot. Tony Marston passes by him really fast.On another train Mr. Blore is thinking about his job on the island, but we don’t know anything about it. One old man tells him that the storm is coming and that the judgement day is getting closer.
In chapter two, the characters are at the train station and they are waiting for the taxis. Fred Narracott ferries them to the island wondering why Mr. Owen invited all these strangers to his island. Mr Rogers, the butler and Mrs Rogers greet the guests and they show them their rooms. There is a needlepoint on the wall with the verses from the song “Ten Little Indians”. Vera remembers the song in which the Indians were killed.