New York, NY: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1940. [Murder Mystery] FIRST U.S. EDITION. Octavo (20 x 15cm) pp.[viii]; 270; , blank. Publisher's mid blue cloth blocked in navy, fore-edge untrimmed, 'red badge detective' design endpapers, illustrated dust-wrapper priced at $2.00. Contents clean, cloth a little discoloured to spine and extremities, jacket clean and bright with a few minor chips, rubs and tears. An attractive copy which shows well. An interesting courtroom-led drama for Hercule Poirot who must investigate the apparently open and shut case of a murder committed as an act of passion. Item #53219
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