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Three Blind Mice and Other Stories

3.81  ·  Rating Details  ·  6,986 Ratings  ·  294 Reviews
The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to William Morrow Paperbacks. Christie demons ...more
Paperback, 235 pages
Published June 19th 2012 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published 1925)
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Feb 15, 2016 Nikoleta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, classics, ghostly
Πέντε υπέροχες ιστορίες μυστηρίου, από την Μάστερ του είδους. Είχα χρόνια να διαβάσω Christie, από μικρό παιδί. Οπότε τώρα την διάβασα με άλλα μάτια. Παρατήρησα πόσο διεισδύει στον ψυχικό κόσμο των ηρώων. Ότι εκτός από το να προκαλεί ατμόσφαιρα μυστηρίου, η Christie αγαπάει και τον τρόμο. 2-3 από τις ιστορίες του βιβλίου είναι ιστορίες φαντασμάτων, ούτε καν που θα το φανταζόμουν. Παρόλο που η Ποντικοπαγίδα δεν έχει για ήρωα της τον Ηρακλή Πουαρό (γεγονός που όταν το συνειδητοποίησα με απογοήτευσ ...more
Artemis Slipknot
Όσο και να έκανα σενάρια στο μυαλό μου, τον αληθινό δολοφόνο ούτε που τον υποψιάστηκα!!
Jun 22, 2016 Elina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ήταν απλά συμπαθητικές ιστορίες. Δεν μπορώ να πω ότι ξετρελάθηκα....Έχει γράψει πολύ καλύτερα!!!
Ali AlShewail
قبل ما اقرأ مجموعة القصص دي أختى العزيزة د.هبة نور الدين قالتلي انك هتحس انها للمبتدئين ، و قد كان
لكن على الرغم من كدا فهى عجبتني جدا و كانت ممتعة و يمكن السبب فى كدا اني معجب جدااا بطريقة أجاثا كريستى ، شهادتى فيها مجروحة زى ما قولت قبل كدا :D

على العموم انا بكرر نفس الرأى ، دي مجموعة قصص للمبتدئين ، لو متوقع انك هتلاقي فيها رواية بوليسية من الحجم الكبير و اللغز العبقري فـ أكيد دى مش هتكون طلبك ، لكن لو انتا زيي بتدور على نوع المتعة اللي سببه روح الست أجاثا في الكتابة فالمجموعة دى هتكون مصدر كو
Laura Verret
This collection of short stories features not only Hercule Poirot, but also Miss Marple and Harley Quin!

The Stories.

Three Blind Mice. Molly and Giles Davis are proud to be renovating their aunt’s home and opening it as a “guest” house. It gives them an excuse to keep the mansion and to make money on the side. It isn’t until their first set of guests are settled in that a police officer arrives telling them that among their tenants is a murderer who has killed before and is planning to kill again

<3 هذا رابع كتاب اقرأه لأغاثا خلال شهر

القصص ممتعة وقصيرة ....
لكني افضل روايات أغاثا فالأحداث الطويلة والتعمق في الشخصيات ممتع حيث يصعب تخمين المجرم

أحببت ثلاثة فئران عمياء
شقة الطابق الثاث
قضية الخادمة المثالية
Jan 25, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first Agatha Christie book; a fairly quick read, and I liked starting off with a book full of short stories. We just bought a stack of Agatha Christie books from the thrift store, so I'll have to keep reading.
See this review and others are Living Is Reading!

2.5 stars

Three blind mice,
three blind mice,
see how they run,
see how they run.

They all ran after the farmer's wife,
she cut off their tails with a carving knife.

Did you ever see such a sight in your life,
as three blind mice?

Is this really by the same woman who wrote And Then There Were None?

The aforementioned title is the only other work of Christie's that I've read, and it was one of my favorite reads of last year, as well as all-time. So, after
Heba El Saeid Mohammed
ماكنتش احلى حاجة قريتها بس كانت عالمية

فيها حكايات لميس ماربل و لبوارو و دة اللى فرحنى الحقيقة ان مش كلها لحد فيهم بس :))

فيه منها واحدة قريتها قبل كدة فى كتاب القضايا الاخيرة لميس ماربل .. مهما كبرت اجاثا هاتفضل رفيقة الدرب :)
هدى ناصر
Sep 22, 2015 هدى ناصر rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
كتاب سهل وسلس
تقرأه بساعات
اجاثا هي اجاثا.. ستبقى المفضلة لدي
انصح بها
Poongothai A
May 31, 2016 Poongothai A rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
It is a collection of 9 stories. There are stories with both Miss Marple and M.Poirot.
Three Blind Mice had a surprising killer.
Strange Jest had Miss Marple helping Charmian to figure out where all the money went when her uncle died
In Tape-Measure Murder , Miss Marple shows that all are not to be taken at face value.
In The Case of the Perfect Maid, Miss Marple has to find out whether the Maid is really perfect
In The Case of the Caretaker, the doctor has given a mystery that he has written to Mis
Such a Sight and a Delight, These Mysteries
(A Book Review of Three Blind Mice and Other Stories by Agatha Christie)

Last December 2015’s gray morning and nippy evening weather lend perfectly well for reading crime fiction. For times such as this, Agatha Christie is always my go-to author for mysteries to keep the pulse pumping as well as give the humdrum of the Holidays a bit of excitement.

The story collection Three Blind Mice and Other Stories, especially its central titular tale, has always int
Apr 04, 2015 Nahed.E rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ثلاثة فئران عمياء وقصص أخري
اشتريت هذه الرواية لأجاثا كريستي من معرض الكتاب السنة الماضية ، جذبني عنوانها ، وفعلا كانت رواية رائعة
وفي طباعة ممتازة ، بالتأكيد قد نسيت معظم أحداثها الأن ، ويمكنني قراءتها مرة أخري
وسأشعر بنفس المتعة
Diese Ausgabe enthält die Kriminalgeschichten "Die Mausefalle", "Das Asyl", "Die letzte Sitzung", "Schwanen-Gesang", "Die Doppelsünde" und "Vierundzwanzig Schwarzdrosseln". Miss Marple und Hercule Poirot tauchen jeweils in immerhin einen der Kurzkrimis auf. Ansonsten muss ich gestehen, dass ich für gewöhnlich keine große Liebhaberin von Christies Kurzwerken bin und ich mich mit einem gewissen Misstrauen an dieses Buch wagte. "Die Mausefalle" hier in Romanform umgeschrieben, enttäuscht keineswegs ...more
Trudy Pomerantz
Oct 24, 2013 Trudy Pomerantz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Continuing on in my quest to read all the books that Christie wrote, this is the latest. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book - Three Blind Mice despite this being a second or third read. Some favorite passages:

From Three Blind Mice:

It was very cold. The sky was dark and heavy with unshed snow.

The end of the war had left Mrs. Boyle marooned, as it were, on a desert shore. She had always been a busy woman, talking fluently of efficiency and organization. Her vigor and drive had prevented people as
Aug 01, 2012 Aries rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giallo
Anzitutto devo dire che è la prima volta che leggo un suo testo teatrale: avevo al mio attivo diversi suoi romanzi, ma per puro caso le commedie mi erano ancora sfuggite... fino ad oggi.Proprio in quanto commedia teatrale il libro si legge ancora più velocemente rispetto ai romanzi (che già si divorano agilmente), ma lo stile ed il pathos rimangono ad altissimi livelli.La storia? Una giovane coppia di coniugi apre una piccola locanda in casa ed i primi ospiti arrivano giusto il giorno di una ter ...more
1950, apa The Mousetrap, published in US only, includes the story that was the basis for her most famous play and 8 other stories of all styles and detectives. Christie used several of them as basis for later novels that make these original short stories seem rather pastel in comparison. Several of the stories were also adapted for TV (and slightly rewritten), but all were very good films and true to her style and settings. Three-and-one-half stars.

Contains three Poirot stories, four Marple sto
Kelsey Hanson
Three blind mice (and its theatre version The Mousetrap) is a Agatha Christie at her finest. It has some really good twists and interesting characters. The rest of the stories in this collection are kind of hit and miss. I didn't care for the Miss Marple ones. They were too short to really get into. The Hercule Poirot ones on the other hand were pretty interesting.
Isabella V
I thought that the plot was very interesting. I was actually surprised because I was expecting to be bored during the reading of the radio play. Once we were finished going through the play, I was happy and surprised by all of the red herings! Honestly, the murderer that I had picked out wasn't even a part of it and my character was a part of the murder! Great organization all the way around.
Brianna King-Isom
After reading the radio play version of "Three Blind Mice" By Agatha Christie I feel like she is a really good writer. While reading through the play before acting it i could get an image of what was going in my head. I could "see" how each charter looked like. The book was so suspenseful and a really good mystery.
Diana Gaspar
Even though I read the play version, I can honestly say it was an easy read, and the plot twist was a concept many people couldn't comprehend. It left many of the readers in shock. The beginning of story either lacked detail or sped up the scenes too quickly. Not a bad play, but it could have been better.
Diana osorio
After reading the play version of the Three Blind Mice, at first I thought it was boring but as the story was going on it got more and more interesting. I was always asking myself “who is the murder?” and “why would they murder her?” At the end I was done with those thoughts and questions

مجموعة قصصية جميلة لأجاثا كريستي. أميل كثيرا لكتب القصص القصيرة خصوصا اذا كانت من نوع التحقيق والجرائم. لأن كل قصة تكون قصيرة, واضحة, مختصرة وممتعة! في هذا الكتاب 9 قصص قصيرة, لاحظت ان اثنتين منها "شقة الطابق الثالث" و " مغامرة جوني ويفرلي" مكررة وقد قرأتها مسبقا في كتاب آخر لأجاثا بإسم "قضايا بوارو المبكرة".

تقييمي للكتاب 3/5 لأن 3 قصص منها اعجبتني كثيرا, و 3 لم تعجبني, و3 كانت جيدة.

أكثر 3 قصص أعجبتني هي:

ثلاثة فئران عمياء: صدمتني أجاثا بالنهاية! فعلا غير متوقعه. ذكاء وعبقرية أجاثا تخدعني في كل م
Dec 05, 2014 Ebony rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-15
After reading the Radio play version of Three Blind Mice I think it was okay. I was interesting with a really big plot twist. I would recommend you reading the radio play with a group of people because it could be fun thing to act out.
Brady West
Dec 05, 2014 Brady West rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story made me realize why murder mysteries intrigue people. The suspense and mystery keep people always wondering. They want to keep reading until they figure it out, and the book provides many interesting rising actions until then.
More mysteries featuring a variety of shorts from Agatha Christie including:
The title story - Three Blind Mice
The Tape Measure Murder
Case of the Caretaker
Third Floor Flat
The Adventure of Johnny Waverley
Four and Twenty Blackbirds
The Love Detectives - Mr Harlequin featured

Narration from familiar voices with authentic Brit accents add to the listening enjoyment - Hugh Fraser, David Suchet, Joan Hickson, Simon Vance.

Jan 07, 2014 Maire rated it really liked it
For whatever reason, I haven't normally reviewed Agatha Christie books on Goodreads, but I'll break the mold here to simply say that this collection was amazing.

The first story, which is more of a novella, is the story that "The Mousetrap" is based on. Now I can see why it's been the longest running play in London! This was an excellently done mystery!

There is also a good mix of Marple and Poirot stories in this, too, for people who are looking for a little bit of both. These are all very good.

Gary Vassallo
A great set of short mysteries, with Three Blind Mice being the standout. Typical Agatha Christie, with each story keeping me guessing until the end.
Feb 07, 2016 Pascal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ça faisait un paquet d'années (plus de 20 ans !) que je n'avais pas lu un roman d'Agatha Christie, et celui-ci m'est tombé dans les mains car ma fille, en classe de quatrième, doit le lire pour la semaine prochaine...
Eh bien, je dois dire que j'ai eu beaucoup de plaisir à lire ce petit livre, et que -comme à chaque fois avec Agatha Christie- je suis tombé des nues en apprenant qui était finalement l'assassin !
L'atmosphère du récit est particulièrement oppressante, puisque l'action se passe dans
Jul 21, 2015 Kerrie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story is the basis for the West End play The Mouse Trap which had its first performance in 1952.
From Wikipedia

The play began life as a short radio play broadcast on 30 May 1947 called Three Blind Mice in honour of Queen Mary, the consort of King George V. The play had its origins in the real-life case of the death of a boy, Dennis O'Neill, who died while in the foster care of a Shropshire farmer and his wife in 1945.

The play is based on a short story, itself based on the radio play, but C
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Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.

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