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Cat Among the Pigeons by  Lady Mallowan (1890–1976)  Agatha [Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa - First - 1959 - from The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB (SKU: BOOKS004184)

Cat Among the Pigeons

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Cat Among the Pigeons

by Christie, Agatha [Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa, Lady Mallowan (1890–1976)

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255 pages. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") issued in red with black lettering to spine. 1st British edition. Meadowbank is one of the most exclusive girls' schools in England. Unthinkable that there should be a murder at Meadowbank. But a train of violence, starting in the Middle East and involving jewels, intrigue and secret agents, did in fact reach its deadly climax within the distinguished precincts of the school itself. Worse still it became clear that the culprit must actually be among the staff or the pupils. There was a cat among the pigeons. It was the intelligent schoolgirl Julia Upjohn who finally went to consult Hercule Poirot. "it's very urgent," she said. "It's about some murders and a robbery and things like that." Unruffled and retaining every bit of his customary and engaging aplomb, the incomparable Belgian set about unraveling a case, which, he was forced to agree, was a devious and complicated as a snarl of tangled wool. Agatha Christie has once again succeeded brilliantly in blending entertainment, detection and suspense to give her vast number of admirers a book which fully maintains the unique and enviable Christie tradition. Condition: Previous owner's gift inscription on front end papers, small spot sunned at heal spine end. Back hinge bumped and end pages soiled. Jacket soiled with some foxing, spine ends and corners chipped, edge wear else a very good copy in like jacket.


Cat Among the Pigeons is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on November 2, 1959, and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in March 1960 with a copyright date of 1959. The UK edition retailed at twelve shillings and sixpence (12/6), and the US edition at $2.95. It features Christie's Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, who makes a very late appearance in the final third of the novel.


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Cat Among the Pigeons
Christie, Agatha [Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa, Lady Mallowan (1890–1976)
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