London: For The Crime Club by Collins, 1948. [Detective Fiction] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.192. Publisher's orange hardback cloth binding, blocked to spine in black, illustrated dust-wrapper. Neat gift inscription to title page. Some discolouration to cloth, jacket price clipped with a few small chips and tears. Very good indeed. Set in post-war Britain, in which euphoria has turned to discontent, even among the landed gentry. This intrigue involving Poirot, concerns the Cloade family, whose fortunes are in the hands of an attractive young family member, recently widowed... The novel was titled 'There Is a Tide' in the USA. Item #53974
Wagstaff and Poole p.198. Cooper and Pike; Detective Fiction p.82-89.
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