When it comes to the crime fiction, it is hard to go past one of the most famous whodunnit's for nail-biting intrigue.
But this is just what audiences of the world's longest-running stage production – Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap – have grown accustomed to.
For those who may not be aware of the action-packed story, it tells the tale of a group of strangers who get trapped in a guest house after a terrible snow storm.
After a string of murders, the guests grow more and more suspicious of their fellow companions while also fearing for their own lives.
The tension is magnified by the fact that they are all trapped in the guest house under lock and key – which means that the murderer is also among them.
A string of false starts and red herrings will have audiences sitting on the edge of their seat trying to solve the mystery, while the quality of the acting and stage production will make you feel as if you are a part of the story.
This classic tale has been entertaining millions of people around the world for well over 50 years – which says something about the interest people of all ages and backgrounds have in the writing of Agatha Christie.
It is also a ringing endorsement of the attention to detail and storytelling ability of director Ingrid Ganley, who undertakes the task of turning a well-loved classic into a new and exciting production with absolute aplomb.
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap is currently on show at the Playhouse Theatre in Hobart, until this coming Saturday June 9.
For those who are interested in snapping up last minute tickets while the current production is still on, you can find more information about bookings online at the Centertainment website.