16. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
The book is a detective novel by English writer Agatha christie, described by her because the most difficult of her books to write down. It was first published within the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 6 November 1939, as Ten Little Niggers, after the minstrel song, which is a major plot point.
The United State edition was published in January 1940 with the title “And Then There Were None”, which is taken from the last five words of the song. All successive US reprints and adaptations use that title, apart from the Pocket Books paperbacks published between 1964 and 1986, which appeared under the title Ten Little Indians.
The mystery book is the world’s best-selling novel with over 100 million copies sold. It’s one among the best-selling books of all time. It has been made into a TV series too which is also well worth watching.