First U.S. edition. Fine, bright, square copy in price-clipped dust jacket with light professional restoration to spine ends and corners. Holidaying in Jerusalem, Hercule Poirot overhears Raymond Boynton telling his sister: “You do see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?” Their stepmother, Mrs Boynton, is a sadistic tyrant who dominates her family. When she is found dead on a trip, Poirot proposes to solve the case in twenty-four hours, even though he has no way of knowing whether it was murder. An exceptional copy of an elusive title.
Inventory Number: 39579