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 dustwrapper has some edgewear with a few short closed tears. Original price of10s6d net to spine. A hint of toning to white lettering - overall an attractive copy with none of 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.