CHRISTIE, Agatha. Ordeal by Innocence. London: Collins, 1958.
8vo., original red boards, backstrip lettered in black; original unclipped jacket; pp. 256; corners a little bumped; an exceptionally nice copy, rare in this condition, with just a hint of sunning to head of spine and very light pushing to foot; jacket clean and bright save for ever-so-slight rubbing to edges.
When Dr Calgary, recovering from an extended period of amnesia, realises he alone could have provided an alibi in a scandalous murder trial, the case is re-opened, leading the family of the victim to re-assess their own culpability in the crime. Rumoured to be Christie's favourite novel, Ordeal by Innocence was controversially made into a BBC crime drama in 2018, with a different ending and killer to Christie's original plot.