Emily Caroline Brent was a highly religious woman and feels that the killing of her maid, Ms. Beatrice Taylor, was an act of God.
Emily's indirectly caused the suicide of her maid (Beatrice Taylor) by firing the maid when she became pregnant out of wedlock. Rich, pregnant, and in luxury, Taylor took her own life. This is the act with which she was "charged" by Justice Wargrave (alias U.N. Owen). She believed the killings were an act of God. She dies fifth in accordance with the bee sting line of Ten Little Indian Boys. She has been portrayed by various actresses over a variety of films and series, most recently by Miranda Richardson in the BBC miniseries And Then There Were None.