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Simply the best murder mystery ever written.
It is flawlessly written--I have read it probably 20 times. Ten people invited to an island where they are murdered one by one. What could be more intriguing and mysterious? The attention to detail--the nursery rhyme posted in each of their rooms, the back stories for each of their characters, the red herrings, and the stormy atmosphere of the island is superb. It makes a great movie too--and could be re-done magnificently by one of our current great filmmakers. Steven Spielberg or Kenneth Branagh --are you reading this?
Probably Agatha Christie's best novel!
A book full of thrill, mystery, and suspense! I love the unusual death of everyone--following the nursery rhyme, and how each Indian boy on the table disappear every time someone dies. Also, the shocking ending which makes this book a genius! A great work of Agatha Christie, must-read and highly recommended!
I had the original book titled 'Ten Little Niggers'. I think the original title was mind blowing and seeing titles like 'ten little indians' and 'ten little soldiers' just spoils the fun.
The book is a masterpiece in itself. The plot is thought out very carefully and the reader is in complete suspense till the end. Definitely one of Agatha Christie's best. I don't have my original book anymore. Gave it to someone who did not return it. But anyway, to all those who haven't read it... Its not a compulsion, but a good read for all those who are into this genre. Enjoy
I haven't read it but I just got the book and by reading all the comments the book sounds great. I can't wait to read it! ;-)V75 Comments
one of the most ingenious books of christie. A true brain teaser. Proves that you can never take anything for granted. Simply superb.
You'll never guess who the killer is in this! You'll have to suspect everyone!
no single person can guess the murderer... a simply amazing mystery
Definitely one of the best murder mysteries I've read till date.V44 Comments
This was definitely the most suspenseful of all time. I was so sure I knew who did it, and then I was so sure again, and I was so sure again, and then I read the end and sat there, stunned, for something like five minutes! Incredible read!
The end surprised the hell out of me! Exceptional book!
My favourite Agatha Christie book! I was clueless for most of the book, off and on just guessing at who it was. Now that I know who it was and all of that I just think "How could anyone in they're right mind think of something so ingenious! " It's absolutely amazing, I highly recommend it! It's a great read that has you guessing until the final pages!
This is one of my favourite books of Christie... Steady plot development towards a stunning climax.. 'The murder is with us on the train'V27 Comments
You'll find yourself cheering for the murderer! An amazing mystery!
Very good and unbelievable. Christie takes us through the magic world of detective fiction.
You want to start out reading a good mystery? Then start out with this one!
Simply the best...V13 Comments
Mystery everywhere in this! So suspenseful and I Couldn't put it down. I remember I had a huge SAT test in the early morning for school and my mom told me to go to bed early, but I stayed up until 2:00 AM and finished it and I was blown away by the ending!
One of Mr. Christie's most baffling novels. Shows Miss Marple's no less than Monsieur Hercule Poirot
The very first Christie I ever read, leading to a lifetime of Christie fandom and love of the old whodunit genre as a whole! The psychological make-up of the murderer is beautifully convincing. My only reservations were the rather silly trap for the killer at the end and the maze of false identities! Still, it all makes for great red herring bafflement and the set up is one wonderful trick!
This is my favorite Novel ever, I keep reading it again and again, maybe this is the best novel I've ever read in my lifeV4 Comments
An exceptional plot with a hint of a love story. Very deceptive and cunning.
My favorite Poirot and 2nd favorite Agatha Christie book behind And Then There Were None. Amazing characters and setup. Great book!
Despite the intriguing plot, this book is a phenomenally written novel with an exemplary twist and a message of hope. One of my favourites!V1 Comment
Possibly Christie's best. She weaves an incredible tale of tragedy and mistaken guilt that ultimately feels almost heart-breakingly inevitable. Poirot does it like no one else.
Arguably one of her strongest novels. The narrative technique is brilliant, plausibility rating as high as one could wish and I can't recall any reliance on unpredictable events/scenarios. Simply superb!
Thrilling read...5 suspects... A murder that took place 16 years ago... One of Poirot's most difficult nuts to crack!
An extremely interesting tale of love, passion and guilt.V5 Comments
It's the legendary end for Hercule Poirot legend. agatha christie used all of her tricks in this book, I was confused as hell when reading it!
Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings team up to solve their very last mystery. Ending is sort of sad.
The best possible farewell to Poirot the legend. for the last time the little Belgin shows his skills and how...
Wow. The complexity of this book. The workings of the mind of Christie and Poirot all in one... Great book. Top 5 Christie's for me!V4 Comments
I cannot explain how wonderful this novel is. The exotic location, the baffling mystery, the interesting characters, and of course, the ending was the cherry on top! Wonderful Poirot novel!
This has everything! Love, Betrayal, Innocence, A grand house cut off by the tide and secret meetings... EPIC best novel ever
Loved the setting but the reliance on chance timings too high to be her most satisfying to my mind.V1 Comment
The first agatha christie novel I read... Made me wanna read more of her!
Loved it. My third favourite of her books till date.
The first Christie I've bought. My book is in Indonesian though, and the title annoys me a lot. Such a tragic story though, you can't believe it will end that way.
I love this book so much. The first one I read and the one that got me hooked. I now have around 30-40 Christie's, and this one is still one of my favourites. Others being The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, And Then There Were None, Murder On The Orient Express, etc etc. I cannot get enough.
Have read the whole book in less than 24 hours... It keeps you hooked to it!V2 Comments
Perfectly pasced. Hercule Poirot doesn't even appear until well into the story but it's such a well written novel, it only makes it better when he does. Along with "Death on the Nile, " her best "Middle East" set novels.
It is a very thrilling and awesome.
Should be within the top 5 for sure!V2 Comments
My favourite of her books. Very intriguing story, a lot of female characters involved. Love is shown in different aspects. It's one of those murders that are either too simple or too complicated.
It is the first Agatha Christie novel I've ever read... Which made me love her...
I don't recommend this book. I've read all her books and this one is easy to see coming just by it's way too revealing title...
A dog who is the only witness to a murder...One of Agatha Christie's finest novels from the Poirot series. This, and the ABC Murders. Read them... - Britgirl
Alice Ascher, Betsy Bernard, Charmichael Clarke, how do they connect?
Probably the best plot in book history!
Impossible for any reader to find, anyone would have thought the end would not be satisfying however it is one of the most satisfying
Fantastic approach by Hercule PoirotV12 Comments
"The Best less-known of agatha christie's books. Every plot point is a big surprise. The clues are pitch perfect. The end is unforgettable. A superb example of how clever can be the good old dame of mystery "
Superb! Confuses you in every corner! I could not put the book down, I've read 5 times! - ian1999
The best Christie, with the best twist. Period. And I've read them all.V2 Comments
Awesome mystery! Step aside Sherlock Holmes, and welcome Hercule Poirot!
The first book I read... Which made me eager to read more... It was very breathtaking and I was astonished when I found out who the culprit was... And how he/she did it... Great read for anyone, especially Agatha-Christie fans!
My first Christie novel, and I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I bet no one can predict the murderer until The great Poirot himself reveals him. The thing I like about Poirot is that he doesn't need clues like cigars ash or stuffs like that (as Holmes does). He depends on the psychology of his suspects and their nature which is very evident in this book.
One Mrs. Christie most baffling novels ensure you have adequate information on science and heredity before you read it. Monsieur Poirot embarrasses Sherlock Holmes.
Most enjoyable Christie I've ever read. Simple amounts of suspects and backgrounds (not really). You truly can't expect the outcome!
A great Holiday mystery!V1 Comment
Fantastic Christie, top five no doubt. The remote setting, the ensemble of characters and the shocking and grotesque final murder kept me guessing until the final revelation on platform 3!
Great deception strategy and definitely one of Christie's most satisfying murderers.V1 Comment
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