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In a meticulously designed Art Deco drawing room, actors dressed in s formal wear are standing around with cocktails to hand, discussing murder. But is rebooting the classic English murder mystery for the era of Scandinavian noir trying to square the circle? Justice is coming, and justice will be served and it will be painful. The story involves a group of 10 people lured to an island off the coast of Devon by a mysterious certain UN Owen, each of them harbouring a guilty secret. It soon becomes clear, however, that they are going to be picked off one by one by an unknown assailant.
And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None is a mystery novel by English writer Agatha Christie , described by her as the most difficult of her books to write. The book is the world's best-selling mystery, and with over million copies sold is one of the best-selling books of all time.
Even though the guests are the only people on the island, they are all mysteriously murdered one by one, in a manner paralleling, inexorably and sometimes grotesquely, the old nursery rhyme, " Ten Little Indians ". The novel has also been published and filmed under the title Ten Little Indians. It is Christie's best-selling novel with million sales to date, making it the world's best-selling mystery and the seventh most popular book of all time. It has been adapted into several plays, films, and a video game. Eight people of different social classes: Mr.
Brilliantly plotted, And Then There Were None sees ten strangers drawn away from their normal lives to an isolated island off the Devon coast. But as the mismatched group waits for the arrival of their hosts — the improbably named Mr and Mrs U. Owen — the weather sours and they find themselves cut off from civilisation. Justice Wargrave Charles Dance A decrepit judge. Justice Wargrave has a commanding personality which makes him the natural leader of the group.