London: Collins for the Crime Club, 1946. [Crime / Mystery] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp. 256 . Publisher's orange cloth with black titles to spine. Contents and edges very clean with no spotting or toning, discreet ink ownership to pastedown, spine lightly sunned, a few marks to rear cover. A near fine copy without jacket. A typical day in the life of Belgian detective Poirot, who arrives at a luncheon party to discover his host and other guests by the swimming pool, their attention focused on a woman holding a revolver standing over a dying man... Published as 'Murder After Hours' in the USA. Item #61612
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