The Patient

The Patient

by: Agatha Christie

by: Agatha Christie


The Patient, known as Mrs. Wingfield, has been horribly injured in a fall from her balcony. Unable to communicate, it could have been an accident, attempted suicide or worse still a cold-blooded killer bent on murder. As relatives gather round her hospital bed the tension builds as an ingenious device helps Mrs. Wingfield convey a message that could solve the mystery. 

Part of the triple bill The Rule of Three  which also features The Rats  and Afternoon at the Seaside. Also part of triple bill The Rule of Thumb  again featuring The Rats  and with The Wasp's Nest  (in place of Afternoon at the Seaside).


  • Genre: Mystery/Thriller
  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences


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