And Then There Were None Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis from LitCharts | The creators of SparkNotesTen strangers, apparently with little in common, are lured to an island mansion off the coast of Devon by the mysterious U. 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 Ten strangers arrive on an island invited by an unknown host. Each of them has a secret to hide and a crime for which they must pay. This is the story that made Agatha Christie the best-selling novelist of all time and is read the world over in more than 50 languages.
And Then There Were None By Agatha Christie
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They had a daughter, Rosalind, and divorced in By that time, Christie had begun writing mystery stories, initially in response to a dare from her sister. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, was published in and featured the debut of one of her most famous characters, the Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot. Christie would go on to become the worlds bestselling writer of mystery novels. By the time Christie began writing, the mystery novel was a well-established genre with definite rules.
Justice Wargrave, lately retired from the bench, puffed at a cigar and ran an interested eye through the political news in the Times. He laid the paper down and glanced out of the window. They were running now through Somerset. He glanced at his watch-another two hours to go. He went over in his mind all that had appeared in the papers about Indian Island.