The Mousetrap and Other Plays

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062244035

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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Agatha Christie created magnificent works of suspense for the theater, and eight of her riveting stage dramas are collected in The Mousetrap and Other Plays—including the title piece, the longest running play in history, still a smash hit in London's West End after 60 years! On an isolated island, ten people have been brought together to be killed off. An evil old woman has a rendezvous with death in the desert heat of Jerusalem. A scheming wife testifies against her husband in a shocking murder trial. And a homicidal maniac terrorizes a group of snowbound guests to the refrain of "Three Blind Mice." This collection of eight works proves that Agatha Christie's plays are as compulsive as her novels, with their colorful characters and ingenious plots providing yet more evidence of her mastery of the detective thriller. Includes: And Then There Were None, Appointment with Death, The Hollow, The Mousetrap, Witness for the Prosecution, Towards Zero, Verdict, and Go Back for Murder.

The Mousetrap and Other Plays

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780812426458

Category: Drama

Page: 742

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From "The Mousetrap" to "Ten Little Indians" to "Witness for the Prosecution", here are eight brilliantly staged acts of murder featuring numerous suspects and final-curtain twists--all solved to perfection by the "queen" of all mystery writers. An Introduction by Ira Levin.

The Mousetrap, and Other Plays

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: New Amer Library

ISBN: 9780451201188

Category: Drama

Page: 742

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Collects eight classic theatrical whodunnits, including mysteries surrounding the fatal reunion of two lovers, an act of kindness that leads to a charge of murder, and the daughter of a murderess investigating her mother's case.

Three Blind Mice

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312979768

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Hercule Poirot tries desperately to save a kidnapped child, Miss Jane Marple goes beyond the grave to protect a dead man's heirs from disaster, and Mr. Harley Quin tracks down a cunning killer, in an ingenious anthology of whodunits. Reprint.

Double Sin and Other Stories

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062243977

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot both make appearances in Agatha Christie’s Double Sin and Other Stories, a sterling collection of short mystery fiction that offers double the suspense, surprise, and fun. In one of London’s most elegant shops, a decorative doll dressed in green velvet adopts some rather human, and rather sinister, traits. A country gentleman is questioned about a murder yet to be committed. While summoning spirits, a medium is drawn closer to the world of the dead than she ever dared imagine possible. In a small country church, a dying man’s last word becomes both an elegy and a clue to a crime. These chilling stories, and more, cleverly wrought by master Agatha Christie and solved by the inimitable Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple.

Rule of Three

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780573702426

Category: Drama

Page: 120

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Rule of Three is a collection of the three short plays "Afternoon At The Seaside, The Rats, " and "The Patient."

A Study Guide for Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap"

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Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410353176

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 21

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A Study Guide for Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

The Mousetrap and Selected Plays

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Crown Point Pub.

ISBN: 9781628992182

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

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"Four Christie plays: "Go Back for Murder" -- "Appointment with Death" -- "The Hollow" -- and "The Mousetrap"--the longest running play in the history of London's West End"--

And Then There Were None

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312979478

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Considered one of the greatest mysteries of all time, Christie's masterpiece of murder and suspense is available in this newly packaged paperback. Ten strangers, each with a dark secret, are gathered together on an isolated island by a mysterious host. One by one, they die--and before the weekend is out, there will be none.

Spider's Web

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062006754

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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A classic from the original queen of mystery: Agatha Christie.

Masterpieces of murder

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Dodd Mead

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 594

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"And Then There Were None" -- Ten strangers are gathered together on an isolated island by a mysterious host. One by one, the guests share the darkest secrets of their wicked pasts, and one by one they die.

Towards Zero

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062073540

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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What is the connection among a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic life of a famous tennis player? To the casual observer, apparently nothing. But when a house party gathers at Gull’s Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head. As Superintendent Battle discovers, it is all part of a carefully laid plan—for murder.

The Seven Dials Mystery

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062006746

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A practical joke goes chillingly, murderously wrong in Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie’s classic detective story, The Seven Dials Mystery. Gerry Wade had proved himself to be a champion sleeper, so the other houseguests decided to play a practical joke on him. Eight alarm clocks were set to go off, one after the other, starting at 6:30 a.m. But when morning arrived, one clock was missing and the prank then backfired, with tragic consequences. For Jimmy Thesiger in particular, the words "Seven Dials" were to take on a new and chilling significance. . . .

The Monogram Murders: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery

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Author: Sophie Hannah,Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0007547439

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The new Hercule Poirot novel – another brilliant murder mystery that can only be solved by the eponymous Belgian detective and his ‘little grey cells’.

Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories

A Miss Marple Collection

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062330551

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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This collection gathers together every short story featuring one of Agatha Christie’s most famous creations: Miss Marple. Described by her friend Dolly Bantry as “the typical old maid of fiction,” Miss Marple has lived almost her entire life in the sleepy hamlet of St. Mary Mead. Yet, by observing village life she has gained an unparalleled insight into human nature—and used it to devastating effect. As her friend Sir Henry Clithering, the ex- Commissioner of Scotland Yard, has been heard to say: “She’s just the finest detective God ever made”—and many Agatha Christie fans would agree.

The Under Dog and Other Stories

A Hercule Poirot Collection

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062244019

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A dead heiress on a train, a murdered recluse, a wealthy playboy slain at a costume ball are but a few of the unfortunate victims of confounding crimes committed in the pages of Agatha Christie’s The Under Dog and Other Stories, a superior collection of short mystery fiction all featuring Hercule Poirot as the investigator. A beautiful heiress has been found dead on a train. A playboy has been stabbed through the heart during a costume ball. An elderly woman suspects that she is being slowly poisoned to death. A prince fears for his reputation when his fiancée is embroiled in another man's murder. A forgotten recluse makes headlines after he is shot in the head. Who but Agatha Christie could concoct such canny crimes? Who but Belgian detective Hercule Poirot could possibly solve them? It's a challenge to be met—in a triumph of detection.

Postern of Fate

A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062074342

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Tommy and Tuppence Beresford have just become the proud owners of an old house in an English village. Along with the property, they have inherited some worthless bric-a-brac, including a collection of antique books. While rustling through a copy of The Black Arrow, Tuppence comes upon a series of apparently random underlinings. However, when she writes down the letters, they spell out a very disturbing message: "Mary Jordan did not die naturally." And sixty years after their first murder, Mary Jordan's enemies are still ready to kill. . . .

The Golden Ball And Other Stories

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062244000

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A sterling collection of short stories featuring Poirot and others, The Golden Ball and Other Stories is a riveting compendium of shocking secrets, dastardly crimes, and brilliant detection—a showcase of Dame Agatha at her very best. Is it a gesture of goodwill or a sinister trap that lures Rupert St. Vincent and his family to a magnificent estate? How desperate is Joyce Lambert, a destitute young widow whose only recourse is to marry a man she despises? W hat unexpected circumstance stirs old loyalties in Theodora Darrell, an unfaithful wife about to run away with her lover? In this collection of short stories, the answers are as unexpected as they are satisfying. The Queen of Mystery takes bizarre romantic entanglements, supernatural visitations, and classic murder to inventive new heights.

Poirot

The French Collection

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780007171132

Category: Detective and mystery stories, English

Page: 552

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A brand new three-in-one Poirot omnibus, featuring the world-renowned detective's adventures in France. Includes Murder on the Links, Mystery of The Blue Train and Death in The Clouds. It seems Hercule Poirot can never escape murder. Crimes, motives and killers followed him across the Orient and now they have found him again - but this time much closer to home... MURDER ON THE LINKS An urgent cry for help brings Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies face downwards in a shallow grave on a golf course. But whay is the dead man wearing his son's overcoat? And who was the impassioned love-letter in the pocket for? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically murdered corpse... THE MYSTERY OF THE BLUE TRAIN When the luxurious Blue Train arrives at Nice, a guard attempts to wake serene Ruth Kettering from her slumbers. But she will never wake again - for a heavy blow has killed her, disfiguring her features almost beyond recognition. What is more, her priceless rubies are missing. The prime suspect is Ruth's estranged husband, Derek. Yet Poirot is not convinc

Three Blind Mice

A Short Story

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062302159

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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Previously published in the print anthology Three Blind Mice and Other Stories. The patrons and residents of the newly opened guesthouse Monkswell Manor find themselves trapped by a snowstorm and threatened by a psychotic killer. With a finite cast of characters in this "locked room" mystery, it is not long before suspicions are voiced, and, under growing pressure, even newlyweds Molly and Giles each start to suspect the other of being a killer.