New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1934. First American Edition. Collection of twelve short stories featuring Parker Pyne, retired civil servant. "Parker Pyne, whose secretary Felicity Lemon is later to assist Hercule Poirot, is possessed of an unshakeable belief that there are only five kinds of unhappiness in the world, and that when the cause has been correctly identified, a solution is guaranteed via his idiosyncratic methods" (Wagstaff & Poole, p.98). First Printing. Octavo (19.25cm); orange cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in black on spine and front cover; orange topstain; vi,245,pp. Sunning to spine, light wear to spine ends, with some faint foxing to text edges, and several faint splash marks to front cover; contents clean; Very Good.