Title The Hound Of Death And Other Stories.
Book Condition Light spotting along page edges, just a little spine fade to the red/brown cloth, a solid VG+ copy in a G/VG art-deco pictorial cover with several small chips and other edge wear including creasing and closed tears, with dust-soiling to rear (white) cover.
Edition First edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher Odhams Press: London. 1933.
Seller ID 31579
''Copyright 1933'' on copyright page, the correct first printing statement Collects twelve short stories: unusually, the collection was not published by Christie's regular publishers, William Collins & Sons, but by Odhams Press and was not available to purchase in shops. This was the first time that a Christie book had been published in the UK but not in the US (although all of the stories contained within it appeared in later US collections). Unusually, most of these are tales of fate and the supernatural with comparatively little detective content. However it is most notable for the first appearance in a book of Christie's famous short story ''The Witness for the Prosecution'', which the author subsequently re-wrote as an award-winning play, and which has since been adapted for film and twice for television.