Sparkling Cyanide

CHRISTIE, Agatha. Sparkling Cyanide.

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CHRISTIE, Agatha. Sparkling Cyanide. London: The Crime Club, 1945.

8vo., bright red cloth, lettered in black to spine; in the rare pictorial dustwrapper showing a skull and cocktail glass; pp. 160; small strip of sunning to lower edge of boards; else near-fine in price-clipped jacket which has some rubbing to extremities and nicking to head and foot of spine with two small closed tears no more than 1cm in length; exceptionally bright.
First UK edition. A stunning dust jacket design for this, Christie's 40th novel, yet still relatively early in her canon. Featuring the usual themes of murder, poison, conjuring tricks and contested inheritance. The novel was initially published in the US in February 1945 under the title Remembered Death.