By Agatha Christie
London   The Crime Club by Collins
8.5" by 5" [7], 8-138pp
A fine first impression copy of this volume of Christie's final Marple short stories, gripping murder mystery stories by the Queen of Crime,
By Agatha Christie

1979 Miss Marple's Final Cases and Two Other Stories

London   The Crime Club by Collins
8.5" by 5" [7], 8-138pp
A fine first impression copy of this volume of Christie's final Marple short stories, gripping murder mystery stories by the Queen of Crime,
£85.00
: 0.5kgs / : 793P44

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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper

The first edition, first impression of this work.

In the original unclipped dustwrapper.

A collection of six Miss Marple stories, following the elderly detective as she solves mysterious crimes. Accompanied by two non-Marple stories.

All these stories had originally been published in various magazines or read on the radio.

Agatha Christie is one of the most prolific and successful detective writers of her time, writing sixty-six detective novels in total. She is best known for her protagonists Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.

From the library at Julians Park, Hertfordshire, once the library of Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie. After being widowed at 25, Audrey married the fabulously wealthy American department store heir, Marshall Field III, later divorcing him and marrying the Honorable Peter Pleydell-Bouverie. In 1940 she bought Julians Park and redesigned the interior. Her library was impressive, with many examples of her own bookbinding.

Audrey was an extravagant socialite and renowned beauty, the illegitimate granddaughter of King Edward VII (though she was also rumoured to be his daughter, or the lover of King Edward VIII), featured in the 'Book of Beauty' by Cecil Beaton. She had many high profile friends, such as Winston Churchill, Coco Chanel, Fred Astaire, and Nancy Mitford, a sparkling hostess of the Edwardian period, her hedonistic antics bringing her into the Bright Young Things.

Condition

In the original publisher's cloth binding, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, fine. Dustwrapper with very light edge wear and a couple of faint marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.

Fine

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