The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap

by: Agatha Christie

by: Agatha Christie

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The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap

by: Agatha Christie

by: Agatha Christie

Overview

The world's longest running play!

A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed. Two down, and one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.

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Keywords

Betrayal, Death

Details

  • Genre: Mystery/Thriller
  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie (1890-1976) is the author not only of The Mousetrap, the longest running stage production in history but also Witness for the Prosecutio ...

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