My First Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None

By: Agatha Christie

I read my very first Agatha Christie and me being me was actually surprised by how good it was!

Everyone: She’s the queen of mystery Gemma it says it on the book!

Gemma: Yeah but still that was like decades ago…

I mean one thing about modern mysteries is 8 times out of 10 I figure it out correctly before the book ends. This one I couldn’t so perhaps I’m giving it points for me being dense but no it’s a good one.

It’s about a group of people who are brought to and then stranded on a desert island and immediately start being killed. With no way off the island and seemingly no one else on the island and every suspect being picked off almost immediately it’s a classic whodunit? And I do think it worked in the end it wasn’t like I was left saying eh, no that doesn’t make sense.

My only issue with the book was some characters are better than others and for some reason I could not keep the two women straight name wise but still it was a good mystery and a nice fast read for a classic. I’ll definitely be reading some of her other books now.

Recommend: Yes.

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  1. I haven’t read many Agatha Christie books myself, but one has always stuck with me and that’s this one. I know it by a different name, but after reading the plot and doing some research I found out that it’s the same book. This really was good and like you I couldn’t figure it out either until the end😀

    1. Yeah I read about the whole mess with the name. Glad they changed it seeing as how it really doesn’t make a difference to the story.

  2. This book had to go through a few different titles over the years due to political correctness. It is a wonderful little book and every movie version I have seen is superb also. My favorite is the old 1945 version starring Walter Huston and Louis Hayward. 🙂

    1. I’ll have to look for that one. I know there’s a more recent BBC (I think?) version that’s easily available. I was trying to find the 70’s Murder on the Orient Express to on a streamer but haven’t had much luck 🙁

  3. Murder on the Orient Express!
    Hercule Poirot!

    I would like to interject a word here.
    Hercule is usually very charming in his books, but in that story, he is in a foul mood throughout the book.
    -The seventies movie with Albert Finney is very good, but be warned; He is not his normal charming self.
    -In the eighties, the BBC put out a series starring David Suchet. He is absolutely charming in the role, however, his ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ episode is true to the book and he is in a foul mood.
    -My vote for the most charming and best of Poirot:
    Peter Ustinov!
    –Peter Ustinov portrays the most charming version of Poirot. His movies are ‘Death on the Nile’ and my absolute and unreserved recommendation, ‘Evil Under the Sun’.

    Happy Trails!

    1. Thanks for the tips I will definitely keep that in mind. I have to admit though I’m most interested in the 2 seventies film versions because if I recall the one has Ingrid Bergman and the other Bette Davis and Maggie Smith. But I should read the books first anyway 🙂

  4. This was my first Agatha Christie book too! But sadly also my only one. I do want to read another though. I struggled with her style of writing for the first few chapters but got stuck in soon enough 🙂

    1. Not going to lie I finally picked it up cause I wanted to watch the film with Toby Stephens 😉 And I thought boy I should at least try to read one of her books first!

  5. I’ve only read a few Agatha Christie but I’ve loved every one I’ve read. I’ve heard good things about this one in particular, it’s a favourite of many 🙂

  6. I’ll be honest–I started reading this when I first got sick as a kid and my doctor recommended them. I’ve read all of them. This is still one of my favorites. And I loved the recent BBC two-part series!

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