Three Blind Mice and Other Stories
Dust-jacket illustration of the first US edition
|Publisher||Dodd, Mead and Company|
|Media type||Print (hardback & paperback)|
|Preceded by||A Murder Is Announced|
|Followed by||They Came to Baghdad|
The later collections The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960), Poirot's Early Cases (1974), Miss Marple's Final Cases and Two Other Stories (1979), and Problem at Pollensa Bay (1992) reprint between them all 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.
List of stories
- 1948 Three Blind Mice
- 1944 Strange Jest
- 1942 The Tape-Measure Murder
- 1942 The Case of the Perfect Maid
- 1942 The Case of the Caretaker
- 1929 The Third Floor Flat
- 1923 The Adventure of Johnny Waverly
- 1941 Four-and-Twenty Blackbirds
- 1926 The Love Detectives
- 1950, Dodd, Mead and Company (New York), Hardback, 250 pp
- 1952, Dell Books, Paperback, 224 pp, (Dell number 633 [mapback])
- 1960, Dell Books, Paperback, as The Mousetrap and other stories, (Dell number D354)
- 1984, Berkley Books, Paperback, 212 pp, (Berkley number 06806-4)
First publication of stories in the US
- The Adventure of Johnny Waverly: June 1925 (Volume XLI, Number 2) issue of the Blue Book Magazine with an uncredited illustration.
- The Love Detectives: 30 October 1926 (Volume XIX, Number 3) issue of Flynn's Weekly under the title At the Crossroads with uncredited illustrations.
- The Third Floor Flat: 5 January 1929 (Volume CVI, Number 6) issue of Detective Story Magazine under the slightly different title In the Third Floor Flat with an uncredited illustration.
- Four and Twenty Blackbirds: 9 November 1940 (Volume 106, Number 19) issue of Collier's magazine with illustrations by Mario Cooper.
- Strange Jest: 2 November 1941 issue of the weekly newspaper supplement This Week magazine under the title A Case of Buried Treasure.
- The Tape-Measure Murder: 16 November 1941 issue of the weekly newspaper supplement This Week magazine with an illustration by Arthur Sarnoff.
- The Case of the Caretaker: 5 July 1942 edition of the Chicago Sunday Tribune.
- The Case of the Perfect Maid: 13 September 1942 edition of the Chicago Sunday Tribune.
- Three Blind Mice: May 1948 (Volume 124, Number 5) issue of Cosmopolitan magazine with uncredited illustrations.
For first publications in the UK, see the applicable UK collections referenced above.
- American Tribute to Agatha Christie
- This first publication of Three Blind Mice and Other Stories by Dodd, Mead & Company is sometimes misidentified as being from 1948 because the publication year is not stated in the book and the copyright page shows the years of the original copyrights for the included stories with the last story (Three Blind Mice) copyrighted 1948. But the list of other Christie books promoted in this edition includes Crooked House which was first published by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1949.