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2nd printing of the US edition. This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally solid, clean condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some bumping, rubbing, edge wear and beginning fraying. The spine of the book has some fading to the curves, along with spots of ground-in dirt. The front cover has spots of rubbing to the decoration and there are two lightish coffee rings by the title. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. This is the third Hercule Poirot title and the seventh overall book by Christie. "Christie, meanwhile, settled into married life, giving birth to her only child, Rosalind Margaret Hicks, in August 1919 at Ashfield, where the couple spent much of their time, having few friends in London. : 79 Archie left the Air Force at the end of the war and started working in the City financial sector at a relatively low salary, though they still employed a maid. : 80–81 Her second novel, The Secret Adversary (1922) , featured a new detective couple Tommy and Tuppence, again published by The Bodley Head. It earned her £50. A third novel again featured Poirot, Murder on the Links (1923) , as did short stories commissioned by Bruce Ingram, editor of The Sketch magazine. : 83 In order to tour the world promoting the British Empire Exhibition, the couple left their daughter Rosalind with Agatha's mother and sister. They travelled to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii. : 86–103 They learned to surf prone in South Africa; then, in Waikiki, they were among the first Britons to surf standing up."