Collins Crime Club, 1955.
First edition, first printing. 8vo. Red boards with black titles. Typographical brick red dustwrapper. A fine copy with clean boards. No marks to textblock edges & no inscriptions. The near fine/fine dustwrapper has no chipping or tearing to wrapper. Tiny scuff to top margin of front panel. Original price of10s6d net to spine. A lovely copy without the usual fading to the brick red spine.
A Hercule Poirot mystery. Poirot is called in to investigate a student hostel. Vandalised and stolen items include an old pair of flannel trousers, a stethoscope and a box of chocolates. A diamond ring is found in a bowl of soup and Poirot congratulates the Warden on a "unique and beautiful problem"
Wagstaff & Poole p.205.