The Secret Adversary.
First edition of her second published novel, the first of the five Tommy and Tuppence books, published in book form in January 1922. Like its predecessor, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, The Secret Adversary was first published as an unillustrated serialisation in The Times weekly edition (The Weekly Times) as a complete and unabridged text in 17 instalments from 12 August to 2 December 1921. Christie was paid £50 for the serialisation rights.
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Octavo. Original mid green cloth, spine and front cover lettered within decorative borders in pale green. Spine a little faded, front inner hinge starting but still holding firm, the occasional minor blemish to contents. An excellent copy.