The Hound of Death | 1933, rare first edition supernatural short story collection.

£1,250.00 GBP £1,600.00

Featuring the first appearance of Agatha Christie's famous short story The Witness for the Prosecution.

The Hound of Death is Christies famous short story collection in which many of the stories delves into the supernatural, a theme that comes up more than one might expect in many of her stories.

'Stories by a world-famous detective-story writer – but not detective stories this time. Mrs. Agatha Christie has written a collection of hair-raising tales of mystery and the supernatural. Excitement, horror, pathos, and humour stalk hand in hand through the pages of the book. Mrs. Christie’s tales range from psychic nuns to demimondaines, from Chinese jars to haunted wireless sets; and each one is a perfect example of its kind, with just that satisfying extra twist that only a really fine novelist knows how to introduce into a story already full of surprises.' (Jacket blurb).

Condition and Description:

First edition, first impression. A near-fine copy in a like jacket, with marginal wear to the edges, notably the top of the spine. Overall a wonderful example of a rare Christie title.

Published by Odhams Press Limited, London, 1933.