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Deception is viewed as a negative term in society However in the genre of mystery novels it is the essential key to its success For the reader to want to continue on heshe must be supplied with numerous possibilities for an ending The only way one could provide such an abundant selection is with the use of deception Agatha Christie has deceived her readers on purpose to present more plentiful probabilities for a conclusion No job is trickier or more critical than inventing ostensibly fair misdirectionthat is preserving some connection with plausibility while making many characters suspect She Agatha Christie has perfected it Wagoner 2 Her skill has made her the most popular mystery author and now has over two billion books in print She has also achieved Britains highest honor when she was made a Dame of the British Empire And then there were None Ten Little Indians is the most popular novel written by Agatha Christie and is considered by many the greatest mystery novel ever written In this acclaimed masterpiece of murder and suspense Mr Owen gathers ten strangers who share forgettable pasts together on an isolated Indian Island However the guests do not know the identity of their host As they start telling their deepest darkest secrets to each other one by one they start to die In this novel deception is a significant part of the story Agatha Christie misleads the reader by giving an impression that a mysterious unknown figure has committed the heinous murders Dr Armstrong is one of the guests on the island and is suspicious about the homicides He does not feel any of his fellow guests are to blame so he says Youre probably right Damn it all there must be someone hiding on the island Ah Here comes Lombard Christie none 68 By supplying a possible scenario Christie has made the reader consider the possibility that it maybe true Further on in
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