And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie

Illustrated by David Lupton

The greatest mystery by the greatest mystery-writer of them all – the crowning achievement of the "Queen of Crime".

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And Then There Were None

'An island was a world of its own. A world, perhaps, from which you might never return.'

Ten people are invited to an island by a host that none of them has met. A recorded voice accuses each of them of a crime for which they were never punished. And then the dying begins. Cut off from the world, there is no escape from each other, or from themselves. And where no one is innocent, anyone might be the murderer, or the next victim …

Production Details

And Then There Were None book
  • Three-quarter bound in cloth printed and blocked with a design by the artist
  • Set in Bell
  • 248 pages
  • Black & white title page spread and 15 integrated black & white illustrations
  • Plain Slipcase
  • 9" x 5¾"

'the greatest detective story ever written'

'The whole thing is utterly impossible and utterly fascinating. It is the most baffling mystery that Agatha Christie has ever written'
New York Times

In 1939, Collins Crime Club predicted that And Then There Were None would one day be recognised as the greatest detective story ever written. Nearly 80 years on, that extravagant claim has literally come true. Voted the "World's Favourite Christie", it remains the best-selling mystery – and the 7th best-selling book – of all time, with over 100 million copies sold.

Christie always claimed that her writing was "meant to be entertainment". And Then There Were None goes well beyond that, to give a disturbing insight into the psychology of guilt, the effects of relentless fear, and the true meaning of justice. It is no wonder that Agatha Christie described writing it as her greatest challenge and her proudest achievement.

This new edition is stunningly illustrated by David Lupton, whose brooding images for Poe's Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym and Ursula Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea will be familiar to Folio readers. Lupton's expressionist drawings perfectly evoke the threatening atmosphere and mutual suspicion of And Then There Were None – his figures are lost in their own thoughts and tortured by fear, alone even when they are together.

About Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and is the author of over eighty works, including detective novels and short stories, nineteen plays, and six novels published under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, was published in 1920 and introduced the world to Hercule Poirot, who would become one of the most popular fictional detectives since Sherlock Holmes (as would another of Christie’s sleuths, the amateur detective Miss Marple). In 1952 her play The Mousetrap premiered in London’s West End and has run continuously ever since. Christie’s books have sold more than two billion copies in over a hundred languages (said to be outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare), and have been adapted many times for film and television. She was made a dame in 1971, and died in Oxfordshire in 1976. In 2013, she was voted the greatest crime writer of all time by the Crime Writers’ Association.

About David Lupton

David Lupton is a London-based illustrator. He studied Illustration at Portsmouth before completing an MA in Sequential Illustration at the University of Brighton. His work, rich in melancholy and the macabre, is hand-drawn and painted with only the slightest of digital manipulation and enhancement. Lupton has created work for many commercial briefs including editorial illustration, picture book design, music video promos and record cover artwork; his previous work for The Folio Society includes A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin (2015) and The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe (2015).

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Review by sirdavid on 23rd Sep 2017

Text: Illustrations: Binding: Rating: 2/5

"I have purchased multiple copies of all the Folio Society's previous Agatha Christie releases, both for myself and as presents. They're some of my favourite Folio volumes, beautifully-produced. Unfort..." [read more]

Review by elenora on 21st Sep 2017

Text: Illustrations: Binding: Rating: 4/5

"Have purchased all folio society Agatha Christie books for home library and for gifts. The new edition is such a popular 'who done it!' However, sadly this front cover is affronting. Why a skull with ..." [read more]

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