New York: Dodd Mead and Company, 1930. First American edition. A Fine book in Near Fine example of the earliest issued jacket without the price on the front flap. Previous ownership signature of Doris L. Benz to front endpaper, else internally clean and unmarked. Jacket with a few chips at spine ends and amateur tape repairs to a tear at front flap fold.
"Murder at the Vicarage is one of Agatha Christie's most popular books. It was the first of her mysteries to be published as part of her publisher Collins' new Crime Club series and the first novel to feature Miss Marple...Not only are we formally introduced to the village of St. Mary Mead and the 'Parish cats' otherwise known as Marple and her friends, but several other recurring characters are introduced, including the vicar and his wife, and Leonard and Giselda Clement...The novel was adapted for the screen, first with Joan Hickson in 1986 and again in 2004 with Geraldine McEwan in the starring role" (The Home of Agatha Christie). Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #4856)