2008: 192. Three Blind Mice & Other Stories

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

~ First line of “Three Blind Mice”

Three Blind Mice and Other Stories, Agatha Christie

A collection of Christie short stories, starting with the novella length title story, which later became the basis for Christie’s famous long running play, The Mousetrap, which is suitably creepy and claustrophobic (murder in snowed-in guest house - it must have been one of the people in the house!).  Also, the collection contains a number of Miss Marple short stories, which are rarer than Poirot short stories (as I now know, having read the entire Christie oeuvre in about a month), and Poirot stories as well, as a Mr. Harley Quinn/Satterwaithe story.  So it’s a great collection of short stories if you think you’d like to dabble in Christie’s work.  You can figure out just which detective you’d like the best, and read the basis for one of her most famous works.  How can you lose?

Date/Place Completed: 11/19/08; D.C.

Categories:  Fiction, Re-Read, Agatha Christie Project

© Carrie Dunsmore 2017