New York, NY: Dodd, Mead, and Co., 1929. [Detective short stories] FIRST U.S. EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp., 277, . Bound in publisher's pale blue cloth, with titles in orange to front board and spine; top edge stained red, fore edge untrimmed, patterned endpapers. A few marks within, binding worn in places with a couple of staples to each board, cup ring/stain to rear. Remains presentable. Christie's tenth crime book and her second original collection of stories which includes an appearance by Christie's husband and wife team of Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. It is a rather enjoyable work for connoisseurs of the genre, as Christie writes each story in the style of another detective, including Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, her own Hercule Poirot, and Dr Thorndyke, amongst others. Item #53833
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