Magpie Monday – Sleeping Murder
Shopping in charity shops involves a lot of looking through dross to find the occasional gem. So I was extremely pleased to find a pristine first edition copy of Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie for a fiver in the local Oxfam shop. This book looks as though it may have been read once, if that, before being placed on a shelf and never opened again until I got hold of it. There is no yellowing around the edges of pages, and the price is unclipped.
I realise that this particular book is not all that rare, because it was published in 1976 after Christie’s death. But if you’ve already seen my Magpie Monday – Agatha Christie Collection blogpost, you will know how much I love Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple books. So to me this is a very exciting find. I also like the purple cover and the very 1970s lettering.
I will be linking this post up with Magpie Monday at the Me & My Shadow blog.