New York, NY: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1941. [Murder Mystery] FIRST U.S. EDITION. Octavo (20 x 15cm) pp.[vi]; 260; , blank. Publisher's pale blue cloth heavily blocked in navy, top edge ochre, fore-edge untrimmed, illustrated dust-wrapper by Galdone. Contents clean, a little spotted to top edge, end leaves toned, minor soiling to lower edge of binding, price-clipped jacket benefits from some expert restoration to spine and extremities. An attractive copy which shows well. One of the most famous cases for the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, basis for the 1982 film adaptation starring Peter Ustinov in the second of his six outings as Poirot. Item #53201
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