First edition, first printing. Publisher's original red cloth with red titles within a black box to the upper panel and black titles to the spine. A lovely near fine copy, the binding very clean and firm, the spine just a touch faded. The contents are spotted to the text block edge and prelims otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Rare.
The author's fourth mystery, the first for Hodder and Stoughton with whom she stayed for her remaining 35 year career. (Hubin).
Stock code: 15439