By Agatha Christie
New York   P F Collier and Son
7.5" by 5" 272, [6]pp
An uncommon, first Collier edition of this Christmas Agatha Christie novel.
By Agatha Christie

1940 Murder for Christmas

New York   P F Collier and Son
7.5" by 5" 272, [6]pp
An uncommon, first Collier edition of this Christmas Agatha Christie novel.
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: 0.75kgs / : 802L9

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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding

This novel was first printed serially in Collier's Weekly magazine from 12 November 1938 to January 14 1939. This is Collier's edition in book form which was issued in 1939.  It was issued the same year as Dodd Mead and Company's imprint. 

This Christmas tale was first published in the U.K. under Collins' crime club imprint on the 19 December 1938 under the title 'Hercule Poirot's Christmas'. 

A gripping Hercule Poirot novel by Agatha Christie which is set across the entire festive period. This novel follows the events of Simeon Lee's family as they gather for Christmas.  Lee, an elderly multi-millionaire, is not on good terms with his family and therefore they find the gathering to be suspicious from the outset. Simeon is later found murdered in his room, and Poirot is recruited to solve the mystery.  This is the first of several Christmas themed works written by Christie. A short story collection 'The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding' was published much later in 1960.  

A bright, US edition of this uncommon Poirot novel.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. The spine was faded. Light rubbing to the head and tail of spine with small loss to the head of the spine. Front hinge is strained but firm. Stamp to the rear endpaper, 'S H Q Perranporth 5 Oct 1941'. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Light spots to pages.

Very Good

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