Collins Crime Club, 1953.
First edition, first printing. 8vo. Orange boards with black titles. Red & black candy striped dustwrapper. A near fine/fine copy with clean boards. A few tiny spots to topedge o/w fine. No inscriptions. The near fine priceclipped dustwrapper is complete with some light wear to extremities & a short closed tear. A smart copy with none of the usual fading to the wrapper spine.
A Miss Marple mystery. A grain of rye is found in a pocket of the murdered financial kingpin Rex Fortescue. Another incident at his home brings Miss Marple to scene.
Wagstaff & Poole p.204.