Seven strangers are invited to a weekend house party on Soldier Island by the anonymous Mr or Mrs U.N. Owen, along with domestic staff Mr and Mrs Rogers and Vera Claythorne who has been offered a secretarial post. There is no host to greet them but Rogers is instructed to play a record, which names them all as being responsible for a death for which they were not caught and punished. There is the children's rhyme ending And Then There Were None in each room and ten miniature figures of soldiers on the dining room table. One of the guests is revealed to be an impostor but then another dies in the manner of the first little soldier and next day a second victim is claimed in the same way and two of the model soldiers have been removed.
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Did You Know?
Blore's handwritten note next to Mrs. Rogers' name reads "scared of shadow". This is also what Vera thinks (almost verbatim) when she first meets Mrs. Rogers in the novel. See more
The letter in the opening five minutes is typed 'U.N. Owen.', but when the signature is shown, it is written as 'U. N. Owen'. See more
Doctor Edward Armstrong
[after Lombard reveals a canister of cocaine Marston was keeping
Ah. Well perhaps we'll remove the stimulant, out of respect to the family.
Detective Sergeant William Blore
It's a police matter now, doctor. Same set of rules whether you're posh or not.