New York, NY: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1929. [Murder Mystery] FIRST U.S. EDITION. Octavo (20 x 15cm) pp.[viii]; 310; , blank. Publisher's orange cloth blocked in black, top edge orange, fore-edge untrimmed, decorative red endpapers, illustrated dust-wrapper. A near fine copy of the book (with sunned spine) in a splendid fine jacket which was stored folded and tucked within this copy; it therefore has one additional fold at the spine, the colours remain bright and fresh. There is one tiny nick to crown and the price is clipped. A remarkable survival. The second of five novels featuring Superintendent Battle, an ally of detectives Hercule Poirot and Colonel Johnny Race. Item #53736
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