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This wonderful 1946 vintage mystery book is Agatha Christie's The Hollow, featuring Hercule Poirot in a fine example of a country house murder. The book was first published in the United States by Dodd Mead; this book is a Dodd Mead dust jacket with the original design over a Walter J. Black book. The back of the dust jacket advertises the Detective Book Club.

The book tells the story of a murder by the poolside. It appears that Gerda has shot her husband, John--but did she really? Poirot arrives late in the novel to sort out the "dark threads of hate and intrigue" (according to the dust jacket). This book was later published as Murder After Hours and turned into a play and then a television movie.

The book itself is in very good condition, with a tight binding; cloth-covered cover with maroon letters and just a little wear on the spine; pages with no tears or writing; and yellowed end papers with the owner's name neatly written in the front. The dust jacket is in one piece with some tears and wrinkles on the spine and edges. There is some water damage, evident on the back and inside. The design is just wonderful.

Size: 203 pp; 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 (19 x 14 cm)

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Vintage Mystery Book, 1946 Agatha Christie The Hollow, Hercule Poirot Burgundy Red


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Material: hard back book with dust jacket
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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