Poirot Loses a Client

An early US edition of Dumb Witness


Agatha Christie


P F Collier, New York, 1937
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Printing Details

Hardback, early edition. Bound in brown cloth with gilt titling to spine and blindstamped design and author's name to upper board. 19 × 13cm, 302pp. Collier's editions of Agatha Christie are not the first editions but instead early copies.

This is the US edition of Dumb Witness. An elderly spinster has been poisoned in her country home. Everyone blamed Emily’s accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs by her frisky terrier. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her. On April 17th she wrote her suspicions in a letter to Hercule Poirot. Mysteriously he didn’t receive the letter until June 28th… by which time Emily was already dead.


A good copy. There is a little fading and rubbing to the cloth and the title page has some indentations but on the whole, this copy is in strong readable condition.



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