Another one of those serendipitous discoveries I had while trawling the seas of this great big digital ocean. Below you will find a review by John Chipman Farrar, editor of The Bookman, for Agatha Christie's first novel. Farrar apparently read ...Roger Ackroyd before reading this one.
I like thinking of a book collection as "insurance against the boredom of old age" -- especially a collection of detective novels. I think I'm going to steal his phrase.
This issue of The Bookman is dated March 1927, one year after the book was re-issued by Dodd Mead, Christie's U.S. publisher. The book was originally released in the U.S. in 1920 by John Lane who she dropped in favor of Dodd Mead in 1921. The company remained her U.S. publisher until she died in 1976.