The Mousetrap Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter Abstracts

Act 1, Scene 1

* Giles and Mollie Ralston are introduced as innkeepers of Monkswell Manor.

* Giles and Mollie are nervous about their new business.

* The winter weather has the couple concerned about their guests who are due to arrive soon.

* There is news of a murder on the radio.

* The first three guests to arrive are Christopher Wren, Major Metcalf, and Mrs. Boyle.

* Miss Casewell and Mr. Paravicini are the next guests to arrive.

* Mrs. Boyle complains about everything.

* Christopher Wren exhibits strange behavior.

* The guests are shown to their rooms.

* The group discusses the murder of Mrs. Maureen Lyon.

Act 1, Scene 2

* Mrs. Boyle continues to complain about Monkswell Manor.

* It becomes clear that no one likes Mrs. Boyle.

* Miss Casewell annoys Mrs. Boyle.

* Detective Sergeant Trotter arrives on skis.

* Christopher Wren chats with Miss Casewell.

* Mrs. Boyle doubts Wren's reputation.

* The guests are questioned by Detective Sergeant Trotter.

* Major...

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