Lord Edgware Dies - Agatha Christie 1933 - Published for The Crime Club, London - First Edition A sumptuously bound first edition of this Poirot mystery, which The Times declared ‘A Triumph’ in 1933.

‘Each one of us is a dark mystery, a maze of conflicting passions and desires and attitudes?... One makes one's judgements - but nine times out of ten one is wrong’ - Hercule Poirot.

‘Supper at the Savoy! Hercule Poirot, the famous little detective, was enjoying a pleasant little supper party there as the guest of Lady Edgware, formerly Jane Wilkinson, a beautiful young American actress. During the conversation Lady Edgware speaks of the desirability of getting rid of her husband...’
  ‘Christie wrote much of this novel while on an excavation with her archaeologist husband, Max Mallowan, in Nimrud. In fact, she was so engrossed in writing that a recovered skeleton on the dig was swiftly christened Lord Edgware (whether or not he was murdered was a mystery for Max to solve).

Lord Edgware Dies was among the first of Christie’s works to be adapted for film. In 1934 Austin Trevor took on the role of Poirot for the third time, directed by Henry Edwards. Peter Ustinov also starred in this story in 1985, under the original US title Thirteen at Dinner. The version was modernised and brought out of the 1930s. It also featured an appearance from David Suchet as Chief Inspector Japp. David Suchet would himself star as Poirot in the 2000 adaptation for TV, which added the character of Miss Lemon (Pauline Moran). In 2005, John Moffatt again voiced Poirot in the BBC Radio 4 dramatised version of the story.’

‘This story presents a most ingenious crime puzzle and a still more ingenious solution, all set forth with the consummate skill of which Agatha Christie is mistress.’ -
New York Times Book Review 1933.

References: Cooper & Pike,
Detective Fiction 86. www.agathachristie.com.

pp. 252 [2 ads].
  Finely bound by Bayntun-Rivière in full black morocco, one line gilt panel on covers, spine lettered and dated in gilt with one line panels and tooled bands, end leaves of grey and silver Japanese paper, all edges gilt   Condition: Fine   Ref: 101548   Price: HK$ 12,800