Saturday, May 16, 2009

Book Review: Ten Little Indians

"Ten Little Indians", is told in short choppy chapters that help to build the suspense and tension of the story. It is the first mystery that halfway through it I still hadn't figured it out. A group of strangers is invited to Indian Island, which is is off the coast of Devon, by an unknown host. The Cast of characters includes, a Doctor, a games mistress, a solider, a rich playboy, a retired policeman, a judge, a spinster, a retired general, and a married couple to serve as the servants. They arrive at a house, filled with every amenity and no host. Then one of them chokes during after dinner drinks. All of the deaths seemed to follow the ten little Indians nursery rhyme which is hung about the fireplace in each of the bed rooms. This story shows many sides of the characters, from politeness, to guilt, hate, and fear. It is the perfect murder mystery to curl up in bed with on a dark and stormy night.


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