This hard cover book with original dust jacket is in very good condition. The book is 379 pages long. This is a book club edition. Copyright for first story 1958, second story 1976. Pages are all intact, crisp and clean. No stains, pages are not yellow from age. It has a dust jacket which shows the same picture back and front. Dust jacket is also in good condition, only flaw is the spine of jacket is faded from the sun. Hardcover book inside is beige /brown in color. There are two copyright dates indicated - 1976 for Sleeping Murder and 1958 for Murder at the Vicarage.
BOOK DESCRIPTION FROM BACK COVER: Of all the memorable characters in detective fiction, Agatha Christie's Miss Jane Marple is among the most engaging. Unrivaled as a female sleuth, she has captivated two generations of readers and filmgoers. Sleeping Murder, Miss Marple's final case, was written when Dame Agatha was at the peak of her creative talent, and has only recently been released for publication. It marks a double farewell, first to Agatha Christie, one of the greatest mystery writers of all time, and second to that universally beloved spinster, Miss Jane Marple. The novel-in which Miss Marple goes to the aid of a newlywed couple whose recently purchased Victorian villa conceals a strange and frightening secret - is ingenious, imaginative and utterly tantalizing.
Sleeping Murder becomes even more meaningful when presented along with Miss Marple's first adventure, The Murder at the Vicarage, in which she must discover which of the numerous persons who confess to a seemingly impossible murder is guilty of the crime. The novel won unanimous criticial acclaim when orginally published, the Saturday Review calling it "without a doubt the best detective story Agatha Christie has written since Roger Ackroyd."