First UK edition, first printing. Publisher's original red cloth with black titles to spine, in the Beytagh illustrated dustwrapper. A lovely near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth fresh with thin strips of fading at the spine tips. The contents are clean throughout and without inscriptions or stamps, the closed text block edge with a small group of four foxing spots. Complete with fine dustwrapper that remains bright and without fading, loss or tears. Not price-clipped (10s 6d net to the lower front flap). An superb example of this Hercule Poirot novel.
Uniquely for this publisher, the first edition is dated to the rear of the book as opposed to the reverse of the title page as in every other Crime Club publication. Published in America under the title "Funerals are Fatal". (Hubin; Wagstaff & Poole; Curran, John: The Hooded Gunman).
Stock code: 22051