Agatha Christie

Three Blind Mice and Other Stories


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Agatha Christie
1950 First published
Publication Location USA
Language English
Notes Three Blind Mice and Other Stories is a collection of short stories written by Agatha Christie, first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1950. The later collections The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding and a Selection of Entrées (1960), Poirot's Early Cases (1974), Miss Marple's Final Cases and Two Other Stories (1979), and Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories (1992) between them reprint all of the stories in this collection, except the title story "Three Blind Mice", which is an alternate version of the play The Mousetrap, and the only Christie short story not published in the UK. Four of the stories feature the amateur detective Miss Marple ("Strange Jest", "Tape-Measure Murder", "The Case of the Perfect Maid", and "The Case of the Caretaker"), three feature the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot ("The Third Floor Flat", "The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly", and "Four and Twenty Blackbirds"), and one with Harley Quin ("The Love Detectives").

• "Three Blind Mice" - first published in Cosmopolitan magazine, May 1948
• "Strange Jest" - first published under the title "The Case of the Buried Treasure" in Strand Magazine, July 1944
• "Tape-Measure Murder" - first published under the title "The Case of the Retired Jeweller" in Strand Magazine, February 1942
• "The Case of the Perfect Maid" - first published under the title "The Perfect Maid" in Strand Magazine, April 1942
• "The Case of the Caretaker" - first published in Strand Magazine, January 1942
• "The Third Floor Flat" - first published in Hutchinson's Adventure & Mystery Story Magazine, January 1929
• "The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly" - first published under the title "The Kidnapping of Johnny Waverly" in The Sketch, 10 October 1923
• "Four and Twenty Blackbirds" - first published in Collier's magazine, 9 November 1940
• "The Love Detectives" - first published under the title "At the Crossroads" in the Flynn's Weekly, 1926


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