Three Blind Mice, and Other Stories

September 21, 2017 - Comment

A blinding snowstorm–and a homicidal maniac–traps a small party of friends in an isolated estate. Out of this deceptively simple setup, Agatha Christie fashions one of her most ingenious puzzlers, which in turn would provide the basis for The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in the history of the London theater. From this classic title novella

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A blinding snowstorm–and a homicidal maniac–traps a small party of friends in an isolated estate. Out of this deceptively simple setup, Agatha Christie fashions one of her most ingenious puzzlers, which in turn would provide the basis for The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in the history of the London theater. From this classic title novella to the deliciously clever stories that follow–solved to perfection by Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple–this rare collection of murder most foul showcases Christie at her inventive best, proving her reputation as “the champion deceiver of our time” (New York Times).Stories in this collection include: “Three Blind Mice””Strange Jest””Tape Measure Murder””The Case of the Perfect Maid””The Case of the Caretaker””The Third Floor Flat””The Adventure of Johnny Waverly””Four and Twenty Blackbirds””The Love Detectives”

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Timothy Marvin Coplin says:

“Major Metcalf praised the coffee…” “Major Metcalf praised the coffee…”One of Christie’s stories themed off of childhood nursery rhymes; this has always been a favorite of mine.Even after reading this several times, over the years, I’m always doubting my memory as accusations fly. Could it be him? No, it must be her.Roughly two hour read that paints a fine picture of humanities motley of personalities in everyday life.

sdannie03 says:

Charming and witty I recently went to see the play in London and then wanted to read the short story and not the play version. I love Agatha Christie’s characters. Thisis witty and charming.

Megan R says:

Pleasantly surprised!! One of the BEST Agatha Christie mysteries I’ve read or seen depicted!! The short stories are often rather trite & rarely up to par with her full length mystery novels…. this is the rare example of one which is!!!

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