The Mousetrap and Other Plays

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062244035
Format: PDF
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Agatha Christie created magnificent works of suspense for the theater, and eight of her riveting stage dramas are collected in The Mousetrap and Other Plays—including the title piece, the longest running play in history, still a smash hit in London's West End after 60 years! 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 proves that 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. Includes: And Then There Were None, Appointment with Death, The Hollow, The Mousetrap, Witness for the Prosecution, Towards Zero, Verdict, and Go Back for Murder.

Witness for the Prosecution

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573618000
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Thriller / Characters: 8 male, 5 female Scenery: 2 Interiors Only Agatha Christie could have conceived such a suspenseful thriller and then capped it with an uncanny triple flip ending. A young married man spends many evenings with a rich old woman. When she is found murdered, the naive young man is the chief suspect. The testimony of his wife is expected to result in an acquittal, but she is a shrew who damages his case and all but hangs him before a vindictive mystery woman appears with letters against the wife. After the man is freed, it is revealed that mystery woman is actually the wife. She discredited and perjured herself because she felt that direct testimony on her husband's behalf would not have been sufficient to free him. When he turns his back on his wife and goes off with another woman, we realize that he was the murderer. He does not get away it, for there is one turn of plot remaining. "A walloping success."-Herald Tribune "Packs plenty of surprise in its cargo of suspense."-Daily Mirror Winner of the New York Critics Circle Award

The Rats

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Samuel French
ISBN: 9780573022234
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Black Coffee

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573618857
Format: PDF
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Mystery/Thriller Characters: 10 males, 3 females Interior Set This little known mystery will surprise and delight Christie fans. The story concerns a physicist named Sir Claude Amory who has come up with a formula for an atom bomb (Black Coffee was written in 1934 ). In the first act, Sir Claude is poisoned (in his coffee, naturally) and Hercule Poirot is called in to solve the case. He does so after many wonderful twists and turns in true Christie tradition.

Plays by Agatha Christie

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: University-Press.org
ISBN: 9781230485904
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (plays not included). Pages: 45. Chapters: And Then There Were None, Alibi, Spider's Web, Cards on the Table, The Hollow, The Mousetrap, Black Coffee, Akhnaton, Murder Is Easy, Personal Call, Witness for the Prosecution, Towards Zero, Murder on the Nile/Hidden Horizon, Butter in a Lordly Dish, Peril at End House, Love from a Stranger, Appointment with Death, The Unexpected Guest, Three Blind Mice, Murder at the Vicarage, The Yellow Iris, A Daughter's a Daughter, Chimneys, Verdict, Wasp's Nest, Fiddlers Three. Excerpt: And Then There Were None is a detective fiction novel by Agatha Christie, first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 6 November 1939 under the title Ten Little Niggers which was changed by Dodd, Mead and Company in January 1940 because of the presence of a racial epithet to the title And Then There Were None. In the novel, ten people, who have previously been complicit in the deaths of others but have escaped notice or punishment, are tricked into coming onto an island. Even though the guests are the only people on the island, they are all mysteriously murdered one by one, in a manner paralleling, inexorably and sometimes grotesquely, the old nursery rhyme, "Ten Little Niggers." The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence (7 6) and the US edition at $2.00. The novel has also been published and filmed under the title Ten Little Indians. It is Christie's best-selling novel with 100 million sales to date, making it the world's best-selling mystery ever, and one of the best-selling books of all time (Publications International lists it as 7th best-selling). It has been adapted into several plays, films, and a video game. Justice Wargrave, Vera Claythorne, Philip Lombard, General Macarthur, Emily Brent, Anthony Marston, Doctor Armstrong and William Blore have been invited to a...

Black Coffee Poirot

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007423063
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A full-length Hercule Poirot novel, adapted from Agatha Christie’s stage play by Charles Osborne

The Mousetrap and Selected Plays

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Crown Point Pub.
ISBN: 9781628992182
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Four Christie plays: "Go Back for Murder" -- "Appointment with Death" -- "The Hollow" -- and "The Mousetrap"--the longest running play in the history of London's West End"--