New York, NY: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1961. [Crime Mysteries] FIRST US EDITION. Octavo (22 x 13cm), pp.viii; 248. Publisher's mid brown cloth with blue and silver titles to spine. Fore-edge untrimmed. With the illustrated dust-jacket priced at $3.50. A crisp, clean copy showing a little toning to edges. Jacket slightly sunned to spine, with some wear to edges. Near fine. One of Christie's most elusive later titles; a collection of short stories, featuring Hercule Poirot, Harley Quin and Miss Marple. Also includes Christie's legendary story 'The Witness for the Prosecution' which was adapted for the stage, and formed the basis for two classic movies. This US edition precedes the UK edition by a full five years. Item #62233
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