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Three Blind Mice and Other Stories

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  9,736 Ratings  ·  449 Reviews
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
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Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 14th 2001 by Minotaur Books (first published 1950)
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Nikoleta
Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ghostly, mystery, classics
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
Vikas Singh
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What makes this collection a must read is that it includes the short story Three Blind Mice that has been successfully adapted as play Mousetrap. The story has never been published in UK because then there will be no suspense and great end. Four stories in the collection feature Miss Marple, three Hercule Poirot and one Harley Quin. All the nine stories are full of suspense and mystery with a twisted end that leaves you marveling that how the author could write such an engrossing story in such a ...more
Artemis Slipknot
Όσο και να έκανα σενάρια στο μυαλό μου, τον αληθινό δολοφόνο ούτε που τον υποψιάστηκα!!
Elina
Feb 13, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ήταν απλά συμπαθητικές ιστορίες. Δεν μπορώ να πω ότι ξετρελάθηκα....Έχει γράψει πολύ καλύτερα!!!
María
Por fin tengo el primer libro del año leído. Ya creía que el bloqueo lector me iba a durar para siempre xD.
A ver, en general, el libro me ha gustado, pero tampoco me ha fascinado. Ahora voy a puntuar y a hablar un poco sobre cada uno de los relatos que aparecen en esta novela. Al final intentaré darle una puntuación global (algo que realmente me va a resultar bastante difícil).
Empiezo:
- Tres ratones ciegos.
Es el relato más largo y el que más me ha gustado. Como siempre, Ágatha Christie me termi
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Carmine
Birichini a Paddington

Il superpotere del sottoscritto, fagocitare film horror sino a schiattare per avvenuta saturazione fisiologica, aiuta non poco nel decriptare il romanzo breve qui presente (forse letto da altre parti come copione teatrale, ma potrei sbagliarmi).
L'autrice, come da prassi, gestisce bene l'atmosfera claustrofobica del luogo chiuso nonché i personaggi coinvolti all'interno del dramma; solo che, come detto prima, basta conoscere alcuni meccanismi sfruttati nei film dell'orrore
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Bill Lynas
Here is a good collection of short stories from the Queen of Crime & nothing too taxing on the brain. While I find the Miss Marple tales a little too sweet for my taste the Poirot ones are quite entertaining. My favourite story is Three Blind Mice, which takes place in an isolated country house during a snow storm. Although I prefer the play it became (The Mousetrap) there are some nice touches of humour amid the drama.
nikolaos
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Η ΠΟΝΤΙΚΟΠΑΓΙΔΑ είναι μία συλλογή διηγημάτων η οποία αποτελείται από τα κάτωθι:
Από το ομώνυμο (ΠΟΝΤΙΚΟΠΑΓΙΔΑ ), το οποίο είναι και το κύριο διήγημα, με περίπου 100 σελίδες.
Και άλλα τέσσερα τα οποία αποτελούνται από 20-30 σελίδες το καθένα:
ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΗ, ΩΡΑ ΕΝΝΕΑ ΚΑΙ ΜΙΣΗ
Η ΛΑΜΠΑ
ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΑΓΑΠΗ ΤΟΥ ΤΕΡΥ
Η ΤΕΛΕΥΤΑΙ ΣΥΝΕΔΡΙΑ
Προσωπικά όταν έχω ένα βιβλίο με συλλογή διηγημάτων, σπάνια διαβάζω αυτά όλα μαζί ή με την σειρά που είναι γραμμένα. Έτσι κι εδώ, μετά την ΠΟΝΤΙΚΟΠΑΓΙΔΑ, τα υπόλοιπα τα αφήνω για κά
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Vichy
1. Ποντικοπαγίδα:
Η υπόθεση του έργου εκτυλίσσεται στην εξοχική πανσιόν «Μόνκσγουελ Μάνορ», όπου επτά άνθρωποι βρίσκονται αποκλεισμένοι εξαιτίας χιονόπτωσης. Γρήγορα, θα διαπιστώσουν ότι ανάμεσά τους βρίσκεται κι ένας δολοφόνος, ο οποίος διαθέτει ξεχωριστή ευφυΐα και δεν είναι διατεθειμένος να εγκαταλείψει το νοσηρό του έργο, δίχως να πετύχει τον σκοπό του που είναι η εκδίκηση. Τα ματωμένα του ίχνη συνοδεύονται από ένα μακάβριο μοτίβο «Τα τρία τυφλά ποντικάκια», ένα παιδικό τραγουδάκι που έχει κά
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Tahsina Syeda
Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Three Blind Mice was my first Christie. It was a fitting introduction to the Queen of Crime's world that would hold me enthralled through my teens.
Three Blind Mice is not a very long book- it does not have to be, because every word in this little novella has purpose; no sentence is superfluous or wasted. A true master does not need long flowery paragraphs to set the scene, create the right atmosphere, or to bring the characters alive. She does not need to ramble on for pages to distract the rea
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İlkim
Kitabın ilk yarısındaki Fare Kapanı, oyun olarak en uzun süre sahnelenme rekoruna sahip bir hikaye. Bence kurgu çok güzel, tahmin edilebilirliği yüksek olsa da elinizden düşmüyor. Kitabın ikinci yarısı ise Tommy ve Tuppence’ın hikayeleri. Bu hikayelerin tamamını içeren kitabı da bununla aldığımdan biraz can sıkıcı ama sonuçta eksik kalmayacak. Şimdi Tommy ve Tuppence serisini elden geçirmenin vakti geldi.
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
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Dawn Michelle
"Three Blind Mice" was my favorite of the stories followed by "Third Floor Flat" [I believe this one was read by David Suchet who is an AMAZING Poirot]; both those stories get 4 stars, both for story and for narration. The others stories were okay, with my least favorite being the 4 Miss Marple stories read by someone who sounded seriously drunk and slurred most of her words, and when you are listening to English actors reading Ms. Christie, you want a LITTLE more enunciation than what was comin ...more
Elilith
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
En este libro nos encontramos con diferentes relatos. El primero de ellos y más largo, es Tres ratones ciegos, que en mi opinión es el que más me ha gustado y emocionado y en el que la trama se ha mantenido con más tensión. Los siguientes relatos, aunque más cortos, también están llenos de la perspicacia e inteligencia por la que se caracteriza esta autora. Los protagonistas de los demás relatos son la detective Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot y Melrose y Satterthwaite. Muy recomendado.
Elena
4.5 stars.

Several books by Agatha Christie have such brilliant twists that it's impossible to forget them, no matter how many years later you re-read them. Mousetrap is one of them; however, this second read was still highly enjoyable, also because I did not remember much about the plot in general.
Besides a fantastic twist (which is, truth be told, quite impossible to guess; but it remains incredible!) the play also has great characters. I must say I had forgotten all of them, but this second ti
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Burçak Kılıç Sultanoğlu
İlk ve en uzun öykü olan Fare Kapanı'nı çok sevdim valla :D Katil çok şaşırttı :)
Daha sonra Tommy ve Tupence'ye ait 4 öykü vardı sayıda yanılmıyorsam.. Ordaki olaylar kısa kısa ve çok tahmin edilebilirdi. Bir yıldızı ordan kırıyorum :)
Jennifer
Jan 25, 2011 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.
Marwah

<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
محققواالحب
Eleonora
Non riesco mai a prevedere tutti i colpi di scena. Mai. Avevo pensato ad un paio e solo mezzo si è realizzato. Ogni volta che leggo la Christie rimango a bocca aperta, mi lascia sempre meravigliata. L'atmosmera è un po' claustrofobica, come spesso succede, i personaggi non sono pochi da tenere d'occhio ma sono sempre gli stessi, la filastrocca mette ansia. Vederlo in teatro deve aver fatto tutto un altro effetto però.
Kyle
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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
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Pau
Sep 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4/5

Primera introducción en el mundo de Agatha Christie que me deja con muy buen sabor de boca. Este libro está compuesto por relatos cortos de la autora, siendo el más conocido Tres ratones ciegos. Podría haber hecho una reseña de cada uno de ellos pero he decidido centrarme en Tres ratones ciegos y un comentario general del resto, ya que más o menos siguen la misma línea y creo que pueden ser valorados en conjunto.

- Tres ratones ciegos: es una adaptación de la obra de teatro La ratonera, escrit
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Lesle
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three Blind Mice And Other Stories
Well for my first Classic Mystery I am astonished at my lack of detective skills! I was mistaken in the plot let alone who!

A married couple, Davis's, inherit a mansion. They decide to try their hand at being owners of a bed and breakfast to pay the bills. They initially have three guest and an unexpected guest that show up in the middle of a storm.

Mrs Boyle is a character, she knows the Davis's are new as host and she loves to point this out.
The other character
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Arybo ✨
"Trappola per topi" non è altro che la messa in opera teatrale del racconto "Tre topolini ciechi". Pur non avendo letto il racconto, mi hanno subito attirato la storia, l'atmosfera ed i personaggi. Delineati con tratti rapidi, come in tutti gli scritti teatrali, i protagonisti hanno qualcosa da nascondere, tutti. La Christie riesce a mandare in confusione la mente degli spettatori e quella dei personaggi, facendo sospettare di tutto e di tutti. È in grado, inoltre, di intrecciare al classico rom ...more
Eva Sinner
Η "Ποντικοπαγιδα", αν και από τα πιο γνωστά έργα της Christie, δεν με ενθουσίασε, όπως είχε συμβεί με τους "Δέκα μικρούς νέγρους". Έστηνε πολύ ωραία τους χαρακτήρες και σου προκαλούσε κλασσικά υποψίες για τους πάντες, αλλα προσωπικά δεν ενθουσιάστηκα με το ποιος ήταν ο δολοφόνος! Μέσα στο βιβλιο όμως περιέχονται άλλες 4 μικρές ιστορίες, εκ των οποίων οι 2 ("Παρασκευή, ωρα εννιά και μισή" και "Η λάμπα") μου άρεσαν πολύ! Γι'αυτο και τα 3 αστέρια!
Heba Mohammed
Feb 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ♥ :)
Bells
Dec 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
primera vez que pruebo a la autora y la experiencia ha sido increible.
me ha encantado
Vavita
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I discover everything from the main story: Three Blind Mice but I still found it very good.
The other stories were equally interesting. I always knew what was happening. I concentrated on enjoying Christie's writing, her match-maker Poirot, Mr Quinn's return, the lovely Miss Marple, Hastings. Her characters are my best friends.
Noella  Van Looy
Een bundel korte verhaaltjes, waaronder enkele van Miss Marple en één van Hercule Poirot.
Good Books Good Friends
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
Très très agréable de retrouver Agatha Christie pour ce texte court mais efficace. :-)
writer...
Re-listen - Jan 22. 2017



1st listen - May 4 - 16. 2016

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.
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