One by One

christieAnd Then There Were None by Agatha Christie was the first book to captivate and enlighten me onto the joys of reading.  This murder mystery, in my opinion, is the ultimate who-do-it. Ten people, each with a questionable past, are lured onto a secluded island by an unknown assailant with unknown intentions.  One by one the guests are systematically targeted for murder by a means that coincides with an odd children’s poem fashioned throughout the bedrooms of the lone mansion on the island.  Only one of the ten can possibly be the murderer, but can the survivors band together and figure out whom before they are all killed.  I found myself guessing and guessing who the murderer could be from beginning to end, wrestling with possible scenarios and motives.  Needless to say, I failed in guessing the identity of the killer before Christie revealed the answer to the riddle.  However, where I failed, you may not and I challenge you to piece together the puzzle for yourself.

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