34. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie and twisty, atmospheric mystery novels

Today Chelsey and Sara are discussing And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. We’re sipping some red wine while we talk about this classic locked-room mystery and pair it with some atmospheric, page-turning reads. We discuss Christie’s legacy in the mystery world (and her impact on literature in general), what we look for in the mystery genre, and that wild ending.

Our discussion includes:

  • How Christie’s novels have shaped today’s literary landscape, perhaps more than any other classics [17:18]
  • The appeal of locked room mysteries [23:00]
  • Spoiler alert: the twisty ending [26:42]

Plus, as always, we’re recommending six contemporary books to pair with our classic,  including a Japanese mystery in translation and a Christie-inspired campus novel.

We do discuss some spoilers in this episode, but we’ll give you fair warning.

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Today Chelsey and Sara are discussing And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. We’re sipping some red wine while we talk about this classic locked-room mystery and pair it with some atmospheric, page-turning reads. We discuss Christie’s legacy in the mystery world (and her impact on literature in general), what we look for in the mystery genre, and that wild ending.

Our discussion includes:

  • How Christie’s novels have shaped today’s literary landscape, perhaps more than any other classics [17:18]
  • The appeal of locked room mysteries [23:00]
  • Spoiler alert: the twisty ending [26:42]

Plus, as always, we’re recommending six contemporary books to pair with our classic,  including a Japanese mystery in translation and a Christie-inspired campus novel.

We do discuss some spoilers in this episode, but we’ll give you fair warning. 

Books Mentioned:

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Shop the pairings:  https://bookshop.org/lists/novel-pairings-for-and-then-there-were-none

Chelsey’s Pairings:

Sara’s Pairings:

Picks of the Week:

Chelsey: The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jane Ashford

Sara: Clue

1 thought on “34. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie and twisty, atmospheric mystery novels”

  1. I am a huge Stuart Turton fan! The Devil and the Dark Water is one of my favorite mysteries of the year. And Evelyn Hardcastle is such a fun puzzle. One caveat though: when you read Evelyn Hardcastle, make sure you have several days of fairly uninterrupted reading time because keeping everyone straight can be a bit difficult, and it becomes even harder if you let a lot of time lapse between reading sessions.

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