CHRISTIE, Agatha. Ordeal by Innocence. London: Collins, 1958.
8vo., original cloth, backstrip lettered in black; original unclipped jacket; pp. 256; corners a little bumped; jacket slightly soiled on lower panel, with some nicks and tears to head and foot of spine, still retaining much of its original colour; a very good example.
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.