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CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : SAD CYPRESS.

CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : SAD CYPRESS.

London : Collins for The Crime Club, (1940). First edition. A young and beautiful woman on trial for an open-and-shut case of murder - Poirot sits in court.
Crown 8vo (182 x 118mm). 252,[iv]pp. Bound in a smart recent half burgundy calf, banded and gilt; a few slight spots, but a very good copy in a pleasant binding.

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CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : TOWARDS ZERO.

CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : TOWARDS ZERO.

London : Collins, for The Crime Club, (1944). First edition. "Murder begins before the actual deed" says a guest at Lady Tressilian's last ever dinner party. Superintendent Battle investigates her death.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 160pp. Map. Original orange cloth, lettered across spine in black; just a touch sunned; mild bubbling of cloth to upper cover, but a very good, firm and bright copy.

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CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : TAKEN AT THE FLOOD.

CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : TAKEN AT THE FLOOD.

London : Collins for the Crime Club, (1948). First British edition. A death in the Blitz leads to a family struggle for the money - and a murder. A full-length Poirot novel.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 192pp. Original orange-red cloth, blocked and lettered in black; just a hint of sunning at tips; very faint spine crease; light spotting of edges but a very good and bright copy in the original pictorial dust-jacket - price-clipped, lightly used at edges, but with just a handful of repaired nicks and short tears. Small label of Bourne & Hollingsworth on front pastedown.

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CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : DEATH COMES AS THE END.

CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : DEATH COMES AS THE END.

London : Collins for The Crime Club, [1950]. First British paperback edition. A Christie curiosity, a detective story set in ancient Egypt. First published in the UK in 1945 and here in the attractive Collins 'White Circle' format.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 160pp. Original wrappers; a few very minor signs of age and use, text lightly tanned, but a very good copy.

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CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS.

CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS.

London : Collins for The Crime Club, (1959). First edition. "It was that intelligent schoolgirl Julia Upjohn who finally went to consult Hercule Poirot".
Crown 8vo (20cm). (256)pp. Original red boards, blocked and lettered in black; very mild spotting of edges and endpapers, but a very good copy in the dust-jacket - just lightly used, slightly nicked and slightly spotted, mainly to flaps.

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CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : PASSENGER TO FRANKFURT : AN EXTRAVAGANZA.

CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : PASSENGER TO FRANKFURT : AN EXTRAVAGANZA.

London : Collins (The Crime Club), (1970). First edition. A young woman strikes up a conversation with a British diplomat in the Transit Lounge at Frankfurt - leading to a maze of conspiracy, plotting and danger.
Post 8vo (21cm). 256pp. Original red boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; mild spotting of edges, but a very good and bright copy in the dust-jacket - just faintly sunned, but fresh, bright and unworn.

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CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : ELEPHANTS CAN REMEMBER.

CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : ELEPHANTS CAN REMEMBER.

London : The Crime Club (William Collins, Sons & Co.), 1972. First edition. Hercule Poirot awaits a visit from Ariadne Oliver.
Post 8vo (21cm). 256pp. Original red boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; very faint spine crease; faint spotting to top edge, but a very good in the dust-jacket - price-clipped, lightly tanned on lower panel, but otherwise very good and unworn.

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