Appointment with Death
An early US printing of this Hercule Poirot mystery
Hardback, early edition. Bound in brown cloth with gilt titling to spine and blindstamped design and author's name to upper board. 19 × 13cm, 301pp. Collier's editions of Agatha Christie are not the first editions but instead early copies.
Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sat the corpse of Mrs Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist was the only sign of the fatal injection that had killed her. With only 24 hours available to solve the mystery, Hercule Poirot recalled a chance remark he’d overheard back in Jerusalem: ‘You see, don’t you, that she’s got to be killed?’ Mrs Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman he’d ever met.
A good copy. There is a little fading and rubbing to the cloth but on the whole, this copy is in strong readable condition.