London: Odhams Press Limited, 1933. [Strange Tales] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.247; , blank. In recent half green morocco leather, with raised bands, gilt titles to spine and matching green cloth boards. A clean copy, inside and out. A collection of twelve short stories, mostly tales of fate and the supernatural, published by Odhams rather than her usual publisher Collins, who produced their own version a little later. The book is notable for including the first appearance of Christie's legendary story 'The Witness for the Prosecution' which the author subsequently adapted for the stage, and which was the basis for two classic movies. Item #51287
Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature . Cooper and Pike; Detective Fiction p.82-89, Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction, see also Wagstaff and Poole.
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