London: The Crime Club by Collins, 1941. [Detective novel] FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.252; , advertisements; , blank. With an illustrated map of 'Leathercombe Bay', the scene of the crime. Publisher's orange cloth lettered in black. Contents clean, some soiling/to front cover, discreet repair to spine tips. A very good copy. One of Christie's most famous mystery novels; Belgian detective Hercule Poirot interrupts his vacation on Smugglers' Island to help the local police investigate the murder of an attractive woman. Serves him right really, he should have learned from the works of Enid Blyton that nothing good can come of holidaying somewhere called Smuggler's Island. Basis for the 1982 movie starring Peter Ustinov, Diana Rigg, Maggie Smith and James Mason. Item #55256
Wagstaff and Poole p180-185. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction p82-89. See also Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction.
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