Agatha Christie’s world-famous mystery thriller, reissued with a striking 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…
‘Agatha Christie’s masterpiece.’
‘One of the very best, most genuinely bewildering Christies.’
‘The most astonishingly impudent, ingenious and altogether successful mystery story since The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.’
‘One of the most ingenious thrillers in many a day.’
‘There is no doubt that this is a highly ingenious jigsaw by a master of puzzling.’
‘There is no cheating; the reader is just bamboozled in a straightforward way from first to last… The most colossal achievement of a colossal career. The book must rank with Mrs Christie’s previous best – on the top notch of detection.’
‘The whole thing is utterly impossible and utterly fascinating. It is the most baffling mystery Agatha Christie has ever written.’
New York Times
About the author
Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in over 100 foreign countries. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.
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Such as excellent book. Epilogue really explains all at end. Mystery continues till the end of the chapter. Do continue reading as first few chapters are were characters are developed, after its all Mystery.
This is the scariest book ever. I have hardly read books of the Crime Fiction genre, but this one is scary. A psychological masterpiece, I can see why she's done so well, you can guess the murderer. This woman knows how to write Crime Fiction, I'll say that much, and you can bet on it.
The most amazing book I've ever read. WARNING: the first chapter or two are boring, but DON'T give up on the book!