A macabre recurring dream . . . revenge against a blackmailer . . . jealousy, infidelity and a tortured conscience . . . a stolen gemstone . . . the haunting attraction of an ancient relic . . . a race against time . . . a tragic love triangle . . . a body in a box . . . an unexpected visitor from beyond the grave . . .
Nine quintessential examples of Agatha Christie's brilliance are contained in this new collection of early short stories - including the very first one she ever wrote - and provide a unique glimpse of the Queen of Crime in the making.