New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1932. First American Edition. The story is set at the fictional Hotel Majestic, "at which Poirot and Hastings are staying for a few days, standing in for Torquay's grandest establishment, the Imperial. While at the Majestic, Poirot and Hastings meet a delightful young woman called Nick Buckley who lives at End House, an imposing if slightly run-down house situated on the nearby cliffs in view of the hotel. In the course of conversation, it transpires that Miss Buckley has had three brushes with death in as many days. Poirot is convenced someone is trying to killer her, a suggestion which the young woman laughingly rejects until her cousin is killed at End House presumably mistaken by the murderer for Nick" (Wagstaff & Poole, p.75). First Printing. Octavo (19.25cm); tan cloth, with titles stamped in red on spine and front cover; [x],270pp. Base of spine gently nudged, light wear to lower board edges, else a fresh, Near Fine copy.