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The Mousetrap and Other Plays (Paperback)
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 shows how 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.
About the Author
The Guinness Book of World Records lists Christie as the best-selling novelist of all time. Her novels have sold roughly 2 billion copies, and her estate claims that her works come third in the rankings of the world's most-widely published books, behind Shakespeare's works and the Bible.
“Read Agatha Christie’s books once again and catch glimpses of that most elusive, most reclusive author. Read for her heart—it’s there to find.”
-Carolyn Hart, Agatha Award-winning author of the Death on Demand mysteries
“The cleverest murder mystery of the British theater.”
-Daily Telegraph (London) on The Mousetrap