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You found the fifth little soldier boy! You are on a roll!
After WWII, Agatha Christie was looking for a surefire hit,
and briefly considered writing a sequel to And
Then There Were None, perhaps both as a book and as a play. You might wonder how such a storyline might
work, given the ending to the original story, but in some early notes, Christie
considered bringing the loved ones of the original characters (and possibly
their victims) to the island for a further investigation, potentially shedding
a different light on the events of the original tale. Though we don’t know for sure what caused
Christie to abandon the project, we do know that And Then There Were None 2 never made its way past the
brainstorming stage, thereby joining a long list of ideas Christie had for new
books that were never written. Other
ideas Christie had that never came into fruition include a mystery based on the
characters from the board game Cluedo
(Clue in the U.S.), an original tale
inspired by the famous real-life Leopold and Loeb murder case, and a plot
featuring the brother of Mrs. Ariadne Oliver.
And Then There Were None was
not the only one of Christie’s non-series works that she considered writing a
direct sequel to, for she briefly flirted with writing The Mousetrap 2, as well.
As expected, there’s another word on the base of the
statuette. “Lombard.” The link between the names seems clear, but
what are they telling us?
Perhaps Mrs Willetts asked Burnaby who would be good to have at a Party he suggested Mr Ryecroft and Mr Garfield and then primed the younger one to put the idea into the older one's gead knowing that he has an interest in these things.
I meamt to say in my last post that If The Table Turning hadn't been suggested The Murderer wuld have found a different way to put The Victim in people's heads..
I can't remember if Mrs Willetts has prior knowledge of Burnaby if not perhaps when she was asking the Victim to come to one of her parties he said "No Thankyou Burnaby might like to though"