Hard Cover. London: Collins Crime Club, 1942. First Edition. Very Good / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing. Publisher's red cloth, lettered in black to spine; in the original yellow dust jacket printed in black with five pig illustrations, lettered in pink. A very good copy with a bit of bubbling to cloth, toning to extremities, a touch of dampstaining to spine ends, scattered foxing to gutters and text block edges; in an about very good dust jacket with some wear and toning to extremities, foxing to verso and recto of rear panel, large chip to spine head affecting the word "Five," tear from spine head into front panel, shorter closed tear to bottom edge where front panel meets spine, tape-reinforcements to verso. Overall, a nice copy that presents well. Five Little Pigs is a work of detective fiction featuring Christie's fictional detective character Hercule Poirot. First published in the United States as Murder in Retrospect and the following year in London in the present format, the story tells of Carla Lemarchant who enlists Poirot's help in having her mother acquitted of a murder conviction from sixteen years earlier.