London: Odhams Press, 1939. [Short Stories]. EARLY MAGAZINE APPEARANCE. A4 magazine (29 x 22cm), pp.100. Illustrated throughout in photogravure, with illustrations for the Christie story by Jack Faulks. Publisher's colour-illustrated paper covers, stapled to spine. Light browning to edges. Staples oxidising; some rubbing to edges and spine. Very good. First published in the US as 'Traitor's Hands' in 1925, this legal mystery story later appeared in the UK collection 'The Hound of Death' (1933), reprinted by the Collins Crime Club in 1936. It is the basis for the play of the same name, and the BBC adaptation of Christmas 2016 staring Toby Jones, Kim Cattrall, Andrea Riseborough, Billy Howle and Monica Dolan. This edition of Summer Pie Magazine also has other stories by Clemence Dane, Sidney Horler, Noel Coward, Lord Dunsany, and H. de Vere Stacpoole. Item #51041
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