And Then There Were None, often said to be Agatha Christy’s “masterpiece,” is a mystery novel about horrible, shivering, and crude murders. The book was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on the 6th of November 1939. The book begins with a depiction of the lives of 10 public citizens who all receive mysterious invitations from an unknown name: “U.N. Owen.” The 10 characters are all invited to “Soldier Island” for a holiday and to complete a task and or to fill an open employment opportunity. All of the characters accept, due to the generous bonus provided by Owen and each of them begin to make their way to the island. When all the characters arrive at the island, they are greeted by Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers, the two housekeepers. They both relay the fact that U.N. Owen was not present, and he and his wife would be arriving the next morning. The characters are supplied with drinks and comfortable seating on the terrace, which overlooks a sky filled with bright pinks and soothing yellows that are accompanied with the calming sound of the crashing waves of the ocean. The guests eventually retire to the dining room were they are treated to a delicious meal. As the meal comes to a conclusion and the coffee begins to be passed around, a vicious, cold, and ear shattering voice pierces the air. Then shortly after, one of them drops dead. And Then There Were None is a book that holds the slightest of hopes and possesses a truly terrifying plot.