London: The Bodley Head, 1924. [Mystery novel] FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.[vi]; 310; , advertisements. Finely bound by the Baker Bindery, Anniston, Alabama in green full morocco, with gilt titles and decoration to spine, green patterned paste-paper endpapers, generous turn-ins ruled in gilt, with gilt motifs of dagger, pistol, moustache and knitting needles tooled as the four corner-pieces, all edges gilt. Original cloth spine and upper bound in at rear. Internally bright and clean. A fine copy in a handsome leather binding. The fourth of Christie's 66 original crime novels, and the first to feature the secret service agent Johnny Race. Item #61249
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