Ten Little NiggersTen Little Niggers
is a work of detective fiction
by Agatha Christie
. It takes its name from a nursery rhyme
, in common with several other Christie titles (e.g. One, Two, Buckle my Shoe
In 1940 it was republished as And Then There Were None, a more politically correct title, taken from the same rhyme.
It has been adapted for the cinema under that name in 1945 and again in 1974; and also filmed as Ten Little Indians in 1959, 1966, and 1989.
Ten people are invited to a remote estate by an eleventh person who never arrives, and are killed one by one.