And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None Description:

First there were ten a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon Their host an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them is nowhere to be found All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they re unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate For each has been marked for murder One by one they fall prey Before the weekend is out there will be none And only the dead are above suspicion

Rating: 3.33 out of 5

Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)

Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10) Description:

i The murderer is with us on the train now i br br Just after midnight the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift By morning the millionaire Samuel Ratchett lies dead in his compartment stabbed a dozen times his door locked from the inside One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer br br Isolated by the storm and with a killer in their midst detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer amongst a dozen of the dead man s enemies before the murderer decides to strike again

Rating: 3.29 out of 5

The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)

The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1) Description:

Poirot a Belgian refugee of the Great War is settling in England near the home of Emily Inglethorp who helped him to his new life His friend Hastings arrives as a guest at her home When the woman is killed Poirot uses his detective skills to solve the mystery

Rating: 3.72 out of 5

Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple #1)

Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple #1) Description:

i Murder at the Vicarage i marks the debut of Agatha Christie s unflappable and much beloved female detective Miss Jane Marple With her gift for sniffing out the malevolent side of human nature Miss Marple is led on her first case to a crime scene at the local vicarage Colonel Protheroe the magistrate whom everyone in town hates has been shot through the head No one heard the shot There are no leads Yet everyone surrounding the vicarage seems to have a reason to want the Colonel dead It is a race against the clock as Miss Marple sets out on the twisted trail of the mysterious killer without so much as a bit of help from the local police

Rating: 3.65 out of 5

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Description:

In the village of King s Abbot a widow s sudden suicide sparks rumors that she murdered her first husband was being blackmailed and was carrying on a secret affair with the wealthy Roger Ackroyd The following evening Ackroyd is murdered in his locked study but not before receiving a letter identifying the widow s blackmailer King s Abbot is crawling with suspects including a nervous butler Ackroyd s wayward stepson and his sister in law Mrs Cecil Ackroyd who has taken up residence in the victim s home It s now up to the famous detective Hercule Poirot who has retired to King s Abbot to garden to solve the case of who killed Roger Ackroyd a task in which he is aided by the village doctor and narrator James Sheppard and by Sheppard s ingenious sister Caroline br br i The Murder of Roger Ackroyd i is the book that made Agatha Christie a household name and launched her career as a perennial bestseller Originally published in it is a landmark in the mystery genre It was in the vanguard of a new class of popular detective fiction that ushered in the modern era of mystery novels

Rating: 3.65 out of 5

Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile Description:

i Death on the Nile i is a pre Second World War novel first published in It shows Agatha Christie s interest in Egypt and archaeology and also reflects much of the flavour and social nuances of the pre war period Although the novel is set in Egypt an exotic location it is essentially a locked room mystery as the characters are passengers on the river steamer SS Karnak cruising on the Nile Amongst them is the famous Hercule Poirot a short man dressed in a white silk suit a panama hat and carrying a highly ornamental fly whisk with a sham amber handle a funny little man

Rating: 3.59 out of 5

The Man in the Brown Suit

The Man in the Brown Suit Description:

The newly orphaned Anne Beddingfield came to London expecting excitement She didn t expect to find it on the platform of Hyde Park Corner tube station When a fellow passenger pitches onto the rails and is electrocuted the doctor on the scene seems intent on searching the victim rather than examining him br br Armed with a single clue Anne finds herself struggling to unmask a faceless killer known only as The Colonel while The Colonel struggles to eliminate her

Rating: 3.51 out of 5

The A.B.C. Murders

The A.B.C. Murders Description:

There s a serial killer on the loose bent on working his way through the alphabet And as a macabre calling card he leaves beside each victim s corpe the ABC Railway Guide open at the name of the town where the murder has taken place Having begun with Andover Bexhill and then Churston there seems little chance of the murderer being caught until he makes the crucial and vain mistake of challenging Hercule Poirot to frustrate his plans

Rating: 3.76 out of 5

The Body in the Library

The Body in the Library Description:

Colonel Bantry has found the strangled body of an exotic blonde bombshell lying on his library hearth and the neighbors are beginning to talk When Miss Marple takes an interest though things begin to move along nicely and its all far more convoluted and sordid than the genteel Bantrys could have imagined br br A curmudgeonly financier his self absorbed adult children a couple of pragmatic and clever hotel workers tons of money and influence a wild local lad some smitten girls the film business mix into a classic Christie plot filled with twists turns and double backs galore Plus the glorious settings of A Great House a fancy Hotel and an excessively genteel little village and let s not forget Miss Marple

Rating: 3.66 out of 5

Evil Under the Sun

Evil Under the Sun Description:

Set at the Jolly Roger a posh vacation resort for the rich and famous on the southern coast of England i Evil Under the Sun i is one of Agatha Christie s most intriguing mysteries When a gorgeous young bride is brutally strangled to death on the beach only Hercule Poirot can sift through the secrets that shroud each of the guests and unravel the macabre mystery at this playground by the sea

Rating: 3.66 out of 5