Years later, while browsing the library shelves, I came across Mrs. Christie's book, And Then There Were None. At the time I didn't know it had become the "best-selling mystery ever written"; I just thought I'd find out how closely the movie followed the book.
And Then There Were None follows a group of invited guests to an isolated island where they become the prey of a perverse judge seeking to bring them to justice for crimes committed in their past.
I quickly became a fan of Agatha Christie novels. She has never disappointed me. Dare I say Agatha Christie novels are just plain ingenious. She can keep you guessing until the end. They have to be the most clever, well-written, surprising tales ever written. The intricacies, characters and now historic locales and events are always a marvel and a satisfying treat.
Mrs. Christie's own life seems to follow one of her novels but this is an even greater enticement to read her novels. She was my introduction to the world of mystery novels and I've never found her equal. I just keep reading mysteries, thrillers and suspense novels looking for someone who can compare.
So far Agatha Christie is in a class of her own.