The Murder at the Vicarage - Agatha Christie 1930 - Published for The Crime Club Ltd. by W. Collins Sons &, London - First Edition Exquisitely bound first edition of the first novel to feature Miss Marple, Christie's amateur spinster-detective and one of her most well-known characters. This was also the first novel to be published under the Collins ‘Crime Club’ label.

‘Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe,’ declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, ‘would be doing the world at large a favour!’ It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later – when the colonel was found shot dead in the clergyman’s study. But as Miss Marple soon discovers, the whole village seems to have had a motive to kill Colonel Protheroe’.
  Published in October 1930.

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Octavo (binding size 18.8x12.8cm), pp. [4] 254 [2 (publisher’s advertisements)] [2].
  Finely bound by the Baker Bindery, Anniston, Alabama in full green morocco, with gilt titles and decoration to spine, green patterned paste-paper endpapers, generous turn-ins with gilt decoration, and all edges gilt. Original cloth spine and upper bound in at rear.   Condition:   Ref: 110987   Price: HK$ 19,000