London: Collins, The Crime Club, 1963. [Detective novel] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.256. Publisher's red cloth in dust-wrapper designed by Michael Harvey, priced at 16s. Contents clean, edges dusty/spotted, ink ownership to flyleaf, jacket with some chips and tears. Very good. The son of Superintendent Battle, the long-time partner of Hercule Poirot, calls the Belgian detective to a quiet seaside resort to help unravel the murder of the man with the clocks, resulting in the most baffling puzzle of Poirot's career - and one of Christie's most ingenious. Item #56931
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