History Literature / AndThenThereWereNone

25th Jun '18 1:48:56 AM PurpleWarrior13
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This story serves as the TropeNamer for the tropes "TenLittleMurderVictims" and "AcquittedTooLate". It is also the partial inspiration for the [[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} board game]] and film ''Film/{{Clue}}''.

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This story serves as the TropeNamer for the tropes "TenLittleMurderVictims" and "AcquittedTooLate". It is also the partial inspiration for the [[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} board game]] and film ''Film/{{Clue}}''.
''Film/{{Clue}}''. Some also see it as a very, very early influence on the SlasherMovie horror genre.
24th Jun '18 6:27:13 PM Ultimaneo
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* InterfaceSpoiler: At one point in the book when suspicions are starting to peak, the surviving character's thoughts are rapidly revealed, including the killer noting they successfully tricked another survivor. This is fine in the book, since the quotes are unattributed. The ''audiobook'' is a different story as the killer's line is read in their character's own voice, all but telling you who the killer is around 65% of the way through.
1st Jun '18 11:46:39 PM Mdumas43073
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* AStormIsComing: On the way to the island, an old seadog tells Blore that a squall is on its way. Without a cloud in the sky, Blore naturally disbelieves him, only to ruefully remember the warning later on, when the island is indeed cut off by foul weather.


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* AStormIsComing: On the way to the island, an old seadog tells Blore that a squall is on its way. Without a cloud in the sky, Blore naturally disbelieves him, only to ruefully remember the warning later on, when the island is indeed cut off by foul weather.
1st Jun '18 11:43:49 PM Mdumas43073
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Creator/AgathaChristie wrote the book in 1939 and later adapted the story into a play in 1943 (with a RevisedEnding). The various [[FilmOfTheBook film versions]] mostly use the play's ending or a variation thereof, which makes sense once you know the book's ending. Screen adaptations include a 1945 film, a 1965 film (titled ''Ten Little Indians''), a 1974 film, a 1987 Russian film (titled ''Ten Little Niggers''), a 1989 film (titled ''Ten Little Indians''), and a three-part 2015 BBC miniseries. The Russian 1987 version and the 2015 BBC version are the only major adaptations that retain the original ending.

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Creator/AgathaChristie wrote the book in 1939 and later adapted the story into a play in 1943 (with a RevisedEnding).RevisedEnding) in 1943. The various [[FilmOfTheBook film versions]] mostly use the play's ending or a variation thereof, which makes sense once you know the book's ending. Screen adaptations include a 1945 film, a 1965 film (titled ''Ten Little Indians''), a 1974 film, a 1987 Russian film (titled ''Ten Little Niggers''), a 1989 film (titled ''Ten Little Indians''), and a three-part 2015 BBC miniseries. The Russian 1987 version and the 2015 BBC version are the only major adaptations that retain the original ending.
23rd May '18 12:33:57 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* ShoutOut: The book actually contains an obscure one. Vera Claythorne mentions a story in which two Supreme Court judges come to an American town and administer justice--but they aren't really from this world at all. The reference is to ''The New Administration'' by Melville Davisson Post.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The book actually contains an obscure one. Vera Claythorne mentions a story in which two Supreme Court judges come to an American town and administer justice--but they aren't really from this world at all. The reference is to ''The New Administration'' by Melville Davisson Post.Post.
** Also, Blore mentions the Lizzie Borden case, but not by name.
2nd May '18 7:03:39 AM NightShade96
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* FakeNationality: Blore attempts to pass himself off as a South African named Davis, but is forced to admit his identity when "Davis" is not mentioned by the recording.

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* FakeNationality: InUniverse, Blore attempts to pass himself off as a South African named Davis, but is forced to admit his identity when "Davis" is not mentioned by the recording.
22nd Apr '18 8:27:14 AM Smeagol17
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** Christie's stage adaptation, which most of the film versions follow, has two of the ten characters be revealed as innocent of their crimes, survive, and fall in love. In the original books, those two characters are whom the murderer considered the most guilty and saved for last.

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** Christie's stage adaptation, which most of the film versions follow, has two of the ten characters be revealed as innocent of their crimes, survive, and fall in love. In the original books, book, those two characters are whom the murderer considered the most guilty and saved for last.
15th Apr '18 6:27:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* CountingBullets: At the end of the 2015 BBC miniseries, [[spoiler:the last survivor is hanging from a rope when the killer ([[FakingTheDead who had faked his own death earlier]] to be BeneathSuspicion) reveals himself. She tries to convince him to rescue her because there are no more bullets for him to make [[ThanatosGambit his planned suicide]] appear as a murder, spoiling his plan to create an unsolveable mystery. He plays along for a bit before pulling out the chair from under her and pointing out that she forgot the one bullet that was earlier "used" on him.]]

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* CountingBullets: At the end of the 2015 BBC miniseries, [[spoiler:the last survivor is hanging from a rope when the killer ([[FakingTheDead who (who had [[FakingTheDead faked his own death earlier]] death]] earlier on to be BeneathSuspicion) reveals himself. She tries to convince him to rescue her because there are no more bullets for him to make [[ThanatosGambit his planned suicide]] appear as a murder, spoiling his plan to create an unsolveable mystery. He plays along for a bit before pulling out the chair from under her and pointing out that she forgot the one bullet that was earlier "used" on him.]]
15th Apr '18 6:25:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* CountingBullets: At the end of the 2015 BBC miniseries, [[spoiler:the last survivor is hanging from a rope when the killer ([[FakingTheDead who faked his own death earlier]] to be BeneathSuspicion) reveals himself. She tries to convince him to rescue her because there are no more bullets for him to make [[ThanatosGambit his planned suicide]] appear as a murder, spoiling his plan to create an unsolveable mystery. He plays along for a bit before pulling out the chair from under her and pointing out that she forgot the one bullet that was earlier "used" on him.]]

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* CountingBullets: At the end of the 2015 BBC miniseries, [[spoiler:the last survivor is hanging from a rope when the killer ([[FakingTheDead who had faked his own death earlier]] to be BeneathSuspicion) reveals himself. She tries to convince him to rescue her because there are no more bullets for him to make [[ThanatosGambit his planned suicide]] appear as a murder, spoiling his plan to create an unsolveable mystery. He plays along for a bit before pulling out the chair from under her and pointing out that she forgot the one bullet that was earlier "used" on him.]]
28th Mar '18 3:06:11 PM Gosicrystal
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* AccidentallyAccurate: [[spoiler: Lombard correctly deduces that Wargrave is the murderer after only the third murder, and also comes quite close to the motive behind it]].
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