A Pocket Full of Rye - Agatha Christie 1953 - Published for The Crime Club by Collins, London - First Edition ‘A tear rose in Miss Marple’s eyes. Succeeding pity, there came anger- anger against a heartless killer. And then, displacing both these emotions, there came a surge of triumph - the triumph some specialist might feel who has successfully reconstructed an extinct animal from a fragment of jawbone and a couple of teeth.’

Yet another case opens up for our distinguished sleuth, when a murder spree befalls a wealthy but troubled family, and the death of an innocent maid Miss Marple knew as a child compels her to investigate. A cracking murder-mystery with everything from poisoned teacups to sinister nursery rhymes- that will keep you up well past a sensible hour.
  Dame Agatha Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (1890 - 1976) - the first of the really distinguished women writers in the field of detective fiction.

References: Wagstaff and Poole. Cooper & Pike,
Detective Fiction 82. Agatha Christie, web.

Octavo (19 x 13 cm). pp. 191 [1]. in publisher’s red cloth with black lettering to spine. Dust jacket priced ‘10s. 6d. net’ to front flap.
  Condition: Small spot to top edge else fine, in near fine dust jacket, with only a hint of the usual fading to spine, and some foxing to rear panel, light wear to edges and corners.   Ref: 108844   Price: HK$ 3,200