A UK first edition, first impression.Comes with a card SIGNED by Agatha Christie loosely laid in.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is bright, clean and complete. it is unclipped. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing trivial wear at the top edge. The spine is unfaded and bright. It is rubbed and slightly chipped at either end. The back panel is gently soiled and shows light wear to the top and bottom edges. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
Book : The book is tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are unfaded and clean. The corners are sharp. There is a touch of bruising to the spine ends. There a tiny slithers of fading to the spine ends. The text block is clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are sound - they are a little dusty and a little soiled. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. The binding is tight, the hinges are solid. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Collins ( Collins Crime Club )