“And Then There Were None” is a classic mystery novel written by Agatha Christie, one of the most renowned authors in the genre. Originally published in 1939 under the title “Ten Little Niggers” (which was changed due to its racial connotations), the novel has since become one of Christie’s most famous works and one of the best-selling books of all time.
The story follows ten strangers who are invited to a remote island under various pretexts. Once there, they discover that they are all being accused of past crimes, and soon they start dying one by one in a manner that parallels a nursery rhyme called “Ten Little Soldiers.” With no way to escape and no one else on the island, the survivors realize that the killer must be among them.
As tensions rise and suspicions mount, the characters’ pasts are gradually revealed, and they must confront their own guilt and secrets while trying to uncover the identity of the murderer before it’s too late.
“And Then There Were None” is celebrated for its clever plot twists, intricate characters, and suspenseful atmosphere. It’s considered a masterpiece of the mystery genre and has been adapted into numerous films, plays, and television series over the years, cementing its place as a timeless classic in literature.