And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie  And Then There Were None, is an intriguing murder mystery novel that follows the lines of a poem called "Ten Little Indians".  The story is intricately written to keep the reader in absolute suspense from the beginning to end. The novel involves eight people being mysteriously invited to spend a summer holiday on "Indian Island".  Among the eight are a judge (Justice John Wargrave), doctor (Edward James Armstrong), military general (General John Macarthur), former inspector/current private detective (William Blore), mercenary (Phillip Lombard), young rich athlete (Tony Marston), religious woman (Emily Brent), and a schoolteacher (Vera Claythorne).  Additionally, a…show more content…
The first murder occurs when Marston dies from poisoned whiskey.  The next morning, it is announced that Mrs. Rogers died in her sleep of unknown causes.  Along with their deaths, two of the dolls disappear from the dinner table.  Based on the two deaths and the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murders, the remainder of the guest decide to leave the island on the supply ship due to arrive the next morning.  However, the ship never arrives, nor does their host.  It is later discovered that the host instructed the local costal residents not to answer any distress calls from the island as the guests would be playing a game.  The remaining guests are killed off, one by one, until there are none.  Each death is somehow related to the story line of the poem, along with the fact that a doll disappears with each of the murders. In the end, the murders are subsequently investigated by two police officers.  From all the facts, journals and a message from Wargrave that is found in a bottle, they determine that Wargrave and Armstrong carried out the murders.  Wargrave's body is never found.   I feel that the most prevalent topic in the novel is the idea of Evil and Injustice.  All of the people that are invited to the island are persons guilty of committing murders and never being
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