A facsimile first edition hardback of the pre-war Poirot book of four novellas - Murder in the Mews, The Incredible Theft, Dead Man's Mirror and Triangle at Rhodes. How did a woman holding a pistol in her right hand manage to shoot herself in the left temple? What was the link between a ghost sighting and the disappearance of top secert military plans? How did the bullet that killed Sir Gervase shatter a mirror in another part of the room? And who destroyed the 'eternal triangle' of love involving renowned beauty, Valentine Chantry? Hercule Poirot is faced with four mystifying cases - Murder in the Mews, The Incredible Theft, Dead Man's Mirror and Triangle at Rhodes - each a miniature classic of characterisation, incident and suspense. To mark the 80th anniversary of Hercule Poirot's first appearance, and to celebrate his renewed fortunes as a primetime television star, this title in a collection of facsimile first editions is the perfect way to experience Agatha Christie. Reproducing the original typesetting and format of the first edition from the Christie family's own archive, this book sports the original cover which has been painstakingly restored to its original glory.
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Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in over 100 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.Review:
"All four tales are admirable entertainment... her solutions are unexpected and satisfying" Daily Mail
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Book Description Collins Crime, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Darkened tan to the page edges. The dust jacket is a little tatty and torn. Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but notes cannot obscure the text. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0005478313
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001423299
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001513051
Book Description Collins, 1985. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. An UNREAD, and Fine, though paper is yellowing from age. One of 12 special SCARCE HARDBACK reprints produced by Collins exclusively for the Libraries in mid 80's . All in identical purple lettering and silhouette dw, not price-clipped. NOT ex-library. NO markings. Book as received from publisher. #L1. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 001772
Book Description Collins Crime. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2760606932