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This is an auction for "The Body in the Library" by AGATHA CHRISTIE.

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"The Body in the Library is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in 1942. It features her fictional amateur detective Miss Marple... On a quiet morning in the fictional English village of St. Mary Mead, a maid finds a body in the library. She wakes retired Colonel Bantry and his wife to inform them that a young woman, whom they do not know, is dead in their library. The police are called and a complex investigation ensues. The victim is dressed flamboyantly in a tawdry satin evening dress, with hair dyed platinum blonde and heavy make-up. Medical tests show the cause of death to be strangulation, preceded by a heavy sedative. Despite the worldly appearance of the victim, examination reveals that she died virgo intacta. Nevertheless, Mrs Bantry realises that as long as the murder remains unsolved her husband will be a target for suspicion and gossip, so she invites Miss Marple, the village's amateur sleuth, to investigate. It soon turns out that Mrs Bantry's fears were justified, as the populace of the small village exaggerate details of the crime – very soon the body is "naked" rather than fully clothed – and point the finger of blame at Colonel Bantry..."

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This is one of a number of hardback books from the AGATHA CHRISTIE COLLECTION which I am offering for sale on trademe. Some of the books in the collection are shown in the photograph. This collection was published by Planet Three Publishing (London) in 2002/03 and issued without dustjackets, but they are very attractively bound.


Hardback 2002/03.

176 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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