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The Rule of Three

The Rule of Three

by: Agatha Christie

by: Agatha Christie

Overview

This triple bill of one-act murder mysteries combines: the light-hearted comedy Afternoon at the Seaside, in which a detective attempts to find a priceless emerald necklace and the culprit who stole it; The Rats, a dark and chilling tale in which a pair of adulterous lovers find themselves lured to a flat, trapped like rats and framed for murder; and finally, The Patient, a tense thriller in which a woman has been hospitalised after seemingly falling from her balcony.

“Three thrilling dénouements for the price of one.”

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

“A trio of playlets devoted, like the rest of her work, to whetting one’s appetite for retribution.”

THE OBSERVER

“They are, without exception, the work of an experienced and artful cook, whose interest is to please.”

THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

CASTING: 5 women, 7 men

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Mystery/Thriller
  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting
  • Target Audience: Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Agatha Christie

Visit The Agatha Christie Collection for more content, licensing information, and more about Christie's work. Agatha Christie (1890-1976) is the author not only of

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