And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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Agatha Christie's riveting novel, And Then There Were None, is one that has suspense all the way to the very end. Eight strangers are invited to Indian Island, off the English coast. Their names are Dr. Armstrong, Vera Claythorne, Philip Lombard, William Blore, Emily Brent, General Macarthur, Tony Marston, and Judge Wargrave. All think they are meeting someone different for different reasons. When they arrive on the island though, they are greeted by Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, who are servants for the host; the host is someone with the name Mr. Owen. The group is told that Mr. Owen will not arrive until the next day. That evening that they arrive there is a recording played at dinner that accuses each one of them of committing murder. While discussing this, they come to realize that no one actually knows who “Mr. Owen” is.
While the guests discuss what they do for a living, the first victim of this ongoing crime is taken. Tony Marston chokes on poisoned whiskey which leads to his death. All of the guests come to the agreement that it must be suicide. As all the guests then go to bed, Mr. Rogers goes into the dining room and is puzzled to find that one of Ten Little Indian figurines is missing. Getting ready for bed Vera Claythorne notices the similarity between the death of Marston and the first verse of a nursery rhyme, “Ten Little Indians,” that hangs in each bedroom of the house.
The next morning Mrs. Rogers is found dead, but the cause of death is unclear. Meanwhile,

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