Happy 70th birthday to “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie!

The 70th Anniversary of The Mousetrap is released today. For UK resident only

Golden Age of Detective Fiction

Agatha Christie is a renowned author who has written numerous mystery novels that have captivated readers worldwide. Among her many works, “The Mousetrap” is one of her most well-known plays. First performed in 1952, “The Mousetrap” has since become the longest-running play in the world, with over 27,000 performances to date. This essay will examine the plot, characters, themes, and critical reception of “The Mousetrap.”

Plot Summary

“The Mousetrap” is set in a guesthouse called Monkswell Manor, run by a young couple named Mollie and Giles Ralston. The play opens with the arrival of several guests, including a young man named Christopher Wren, a retired army major named Metcalf, a spinster named Miss Casewell, and a foreigner named Mr. Paravicini. The group becomes snowed in, and tensions rise as strange occurrences begin to take place, such as a phone call from someone claiming to be a police detective, warning the…

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