What are the red herrings in Agatha Christie's play The Mousetrap?

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A red herring is literally a smoked herring fish. Smoking a herring turns its flesh red. Samuel Pepys of diary fame in England in the 1660s records that one day he ate red herring for breakfast whilst having his shoes unsuccessfully cobbled. Since red herring have a strong smoked fish odor, the metaphoric idiomatic meaning has come to be that of a misdirecting clue, a distraction in an argument or mystery that keeps a person diverted from the true meaning or true event.

As used in a murder mystery like Chrisite's The Mousetrap a red herring is a false clue that will direct the audience to suspect the wrong person as the culprit and villain. Some red herrings in the play are these. One is the...

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