The Mousetrap - Study Guide Act 2 Summary & Analysis

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The act opens with Trotter questioning everyone as to their whereabouts when Mrs. Boyle was murdered. As each one responds in turn, Trotter has some sort of comment to shed doubt and suspicion on their alibi.

As the questioning continues, Giles throws suspicion on Wren, saying he is the right age, height, and so forth to fit the description they have of the murderer. Wren gets very agitated by this accusation, and Mollie sticks up for him. Trotter asks her what other ideas she has, and she names Metcalf and Paravicini because of their strong reactions upon hearing the police were coming to the manor.

Then Trotter throws it back on her, saying it could be the sister, not the brother, who is murdering people. Next, he says it could even be her husband, Giles. He reminds her that they don't know each other that well, have...

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