DIX PETITS NÈGRES
The world’s best-selling mystery novel of all time, written by Agatha Christie, presents a group of people who are lured into coming to an island. All have been complicit in the deaths of someone but escaped justice. The guests and two servants present are "charged" with their respective crimes by a gramophone recording after dinner one night on the island, and informed that they have been brought to pay for their actions. Gradually all ten are killed, each in a manner that seems to parallel the deaths in the nursery rhyme shown in the first image.
The visual interpretation of this book follows the narrative of the nursery rhyme by order of crimes below.
Each number on the right opens two spreads: the orange spread, where a visual clue to the crime is shown accompanied by the corresponding verse from the poem, followed by the white spread, where the clue is revealed in context.