Publication: W Van Hoeve Ltd, 1956, The Hague and Bandung
True first edition. Precedes the U.K. edition by six years. Fine, bright copy in pictorial dust jacket with minor wear to the corners and a tiny nick to top edge of front cover. Complete with a promotional band that says: "Agatha Christie says about THE CHINESE MAZE MURDERS, I enjoyed the book immensely. The whole thing has great charm and freshness and I hope it will have great success." This is the first promotional band that we have encountered for this title. The second Judge Dee mystery in which Judge Dee is lured into the heart of the Governor's garden maze to solve three interwoven mysteries: "The Case of the Murder in the Sealed Room," "The Case of the Hidden Testament," and "The Case of the Girl with the Severed Head." An exceptional copy.
Inventory Number: 46262