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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 set-up, Agatha Christie fashioned one of her most ingenious puzzlers, which, in turn, would provide the basis for The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in history. From this classic title novella to the deliciously clever gems on its tail (so
Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 14th 2001 by Minotaur Books (first published 1950)
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Heba Mohamed
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 ♥ :)
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.

<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
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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...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...more
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...more
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.

Oct 03, 2014 Caroline marked it as to-read
Collection of 9 short stories

1. Three Blind Mice
*2. Strange Jest (Miss Marple)
*3. Tape Measure Murder (Miss Marple)
*4. The Case of the Perfect Maid (Miss Marple)
*5. The Case of the Caretaker (Miss Marple)
6. The Third-Floor Flat (Poirot)
7. The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly (Poirot)
8. Four-and-Twenty Blackbirds (Poirot)
*9. The Love Detectives (Harley Quin)

2, 3, 4 & 5 also published in Miss Marple's Final Cases
6 & 7 also published in Poirot's Early Cases
8 also published in The Adventure of t...more
I really enjoyed this story. I felt like I was a detective looking for clues and analysing the characters and their attitudes, but theres one question I have and that I would seriously appreciate if someone could answer: What happened to Christopher? He was not mentioned nor he did appear at the end of the play, the cake got burned and he was supposed to be taking care of it. Probably it was my fault and I missed an important detail, but I would really like to know.
Anyways, I have a tip for you...more
Allison Chan
I only read the Three Blind Mice mystery as well as some others. My favorite was totally the Three Blind Mice. That one was very well written and held me in much suspense as I progressed through the story. And I was so shocked at who the murderer was. That's how a true mystery should be written! Absolutely loved it!
I read Three Blind Mice by candlelight when the power went out one night. It's the first story in this book and, at 80 pages, the longest. Even though it was summer, I was completely caught up in snowbound setting, and ending up reading the whole thing in a single sitting. It's one of Christie's very best — right up there with And Then There Were None and Murder on the Orient Express...and like both of those, you will never guess whodunnit. Very cool read!
Well, this was great for hang out. I wasn't amazed but I enjoyed it. In some parts I hated Miss Marple because she talked a lot but despite that, it was fine.
Siva Ranjani
Never attempt to read a book on short stories in a day. Some of the stories are good but tends to be little predictable after a few stories.
Si sarebbe potuto pensare che nella stanza vi fossero cinque persone colpevoli, e non un colpevole e quattro innocenti .

Molto bello. All'altezza di Dieci piccoli indiani.
Come al solito mi sono ritrovata ad aver sospetti su tutti. Siamo a Londra e un assassino si aggira per le strade della città. Non molto lontano, in una pensione, cinque persone sono rimaste bloccate dentro a causa di una bufera di neve. Sono cinque persone in trappola. In trappola proprio come dei topi.
Ma di chi ci si può fida...more
Me gusta leer teatro. Leyendo te podes abstraer de las actuaciones y dedicarte a ver sólo los sentimientos de los personajes, a sentir con mas intensidad.
Éste es un gran clásico de Agatha Christie, basado en su novela policial Tres ratones ciegos. Una obra en dos actos, ocho personajes y un solo escenario. Simple pero, con algo mas de 60 años en cartel, es fácil decir que no lo es porque todavía funciona su final inesperado. La historia es la esperable: todo está tranquilo hasta que sucede un as...more
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...more
An Odd1
"Three Blind Mice and Other Stories" by Agatha Christie are nine short stories featuring others besides elderly village spinster Miss Jane Marple and ex-comissioner of Belgian Police Hercule Poirot with mustaches "fierce" in #6, elsewhere lavish, magnificent, always larger than pencil with end curls depicted onscreen. (Much as I like David 's depiction, I'd like to see another.)

1 Three Blind Mice - Sergeant Trotter skis to snowed-in new guesthouse Monkswell Manor, sets newlywed owners Giles and...more
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This is a collection of short stories, the title story being the basis for The Mousetrap - the longest running play, ever. It’s a suspenseful tale of a group of strangers trapped in an English Manor House during a blizzard, with an obvious “homicidal maniac” among them. I was certain I had it figured out – twice (with two different culprits) – but Christie surprised me once again.

The rest of the stories are not quite as good as the title tale, but still show why Christie was named the Qu...more
Trudy Pomerantz
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...more
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
Rajeev Roshan
Title : - Three Blind Mice
Author : - Agatha Christie


Three blind mice, three blind mice,
See how they run, see how they run,
They all ran after the farmer's wife,
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,
Did you ever see such a thing in your life,
As three blind mice?

Giles and molly found a house which is a heritage building from his aunt in cluverland which is known as “the Manor house”. Giles and molly started a guest house business in this house rather to sell it. Winter is arrived i...more
Daniel Gomez
What would you do if you found out a murderer was living in your guest house? You could find out what a couple did in the mystery book Three Blind mice.I really enjoyed this book because I was always wondering what was going to happened next and that made me not want to put the book down, and it was exciting and mysterious.

Three Blind Mice consist of a problem between a person vs. murderer. Molly and Giles the main characters of the book are running their own guest house for the first time. T...more
Laurel Young
(oblique spoilers hinted at) The Mousetrap is the world's longest-running play, and every Christie fan should see it if they can. I had the privilege years ago in London, and thoroughly enjoyed it. One can be a fan of The Mousetrap with or without reading the novella upon which it is based, Three Blind Mice, but I highly recommend the novella and the other top-notch stories collected with it in this edition. They represent Christie at her best, fiendishly clever and with her beloved detectives P...more
This is my second book of short stories for the Cool Down with AC read a long this summer. So far I am really liking the short stories and stand alone novels best. This book was one of my favorites in the reading challenge so far. This book includes the play, The Mouse Trap that has been transformed into the short story Three Blind Mice in this book. The Mouse Trap is the longest running play in England. The story uses one of Christie's most famous plot devices, strangers trapped in isolation wi...more
Great collection. Really, it was. A good mix of different characters and cases. Poirot, Miss Marple, Quin, and another completely original story. Then there were murders, kidnappings, simple finding of burglars. Simply a fun collection that had a broad span. Not simply murder, which I was afraid of. And, the cases had to be short since they were short stories. Everything had meaning, but there was no time to jumble up the facts as Christie typically does to cause confusion and different suspects...more
Nice collection of short stories, but as so often I prefer full novels by Agatha Christie, because they have more depth to them.
In this case, reading the title story Three Blind Mice / The Mousetrap was extra fun, because I went to see the play nearly a year ago. Mind you, it did spoil the outcome a bit… Besides that I particularly like the Miss Marple stories in this collection.
I loved this book! Three blind mice was a gripping story and with it's rich characterization left me guessing and evaluating how each house guest could possibly be the killer. I did not see it ending the way it did. I think it would make for a good TV episode too! I loved the description of the layout of Molly's kitchen in their guest house! If you're familiar with the Hercule Poirot TV series, scenes from the episodes will flash before your eyes when you read the Poirot short stories.
Hay dos formas de considerar a este libro: desde el punto de vista teatral y desde el de la lectura. No es la primera vez que leo teatro, alguno ha caído en mis manos últimamente.
Yo me lo he leído, y me he dado cuenta de mi error, porque la puesta en escena, pese a no ser un escenario complejo ni requerir apenas atrezzo, resulta soberbia para esta obra, y más para el toque final que vaticina.
En cambio, leído pierde. Se siente la fuerza del teatro y es fácil imaginárselo, pero está lejos de la no...more
The ebook I have is only for the title story so I will only give my opinion of that one.

I haven't seen the play based on this story, but I have heard plenty about it though I think I was lucky never to have known the ending since that would have spoiled this reading. I really love the way the characters were written that's one of the best thing about Agatha Christie's writing : I always find her character very believable, but in this case I think she took all her clichéd characters and reunited...more
Es una novela corta que se lee muy rápido pero no por ello tiene menor calidad. Como suele pasar en las novelas de misterio, te engancha hasta la última página, cuando descubres que nadie es quien dice ser y que el asesino puede ser el que menos pensabas. Por supuesto, Agatha Christie no defrauda nunca.
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