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Dust-jacket illustration of the first US edition

Double Sin and Other Stories
is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1961 and retailed for $3.50. The collection contains eight short stories and was not published in the UK; however all of the stories were published in other UK collections (see UK book appearances of stories below).

List of stories Edit

Publication historyEdit

  • 1961, Dodd Mead and Company (New York), Hardcover, 247 pp
  • 1962, Pocket Books (New York), Paperback, (Pocket number 6144), 181 pp
  • 1964, Dell Books, Paperback, 191 pp

First publication of stories in the U.S.Edit

  • The Double Clue: August 1925 (Volume 41, Number 4) issue of the Blue Book Magazine with an uncredited illustration.
  • The Last Seance: November 1926 issue of Ghost Stories magazine under the title The Woman Who Stole a Ghost.
  • Wasp's Nest: March 9, 1929 issue of Detective Story Magazine under the title The Worst of All.
  • Double Sin: March 30, 1929 issue of Detective Story Magazine under the title By Road or Rail.
  • Sanctuary: serialised in the weekly newspaper supplement This Week magazine in two instalments from September 12 to September 19, 1954 under the title Murder at the Vicarage (not to be confused with the novel of the same name) with illustrations by Robert Fawcett.
  • Greenshaw's Folly: March 1957 (Volume 29, Number 3) issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, unillustrated.
  • The Dressmaker's Doll: June 1959 (Volume 33, Number 6) issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, unillustrated. The story had previously appeared in Canada in the October 25, 1958 issue of the Star Weekly magazine.
  • The Theft of the Royal Ruby: serialised in the weekly newspaper supplement This Week magazine in two instalments from September 25 to October 2, 1960 with illustrations by William A. Smith.

For first publications in the UK, see the applicable UK collections below.

UK book appearances of storiesEdit

The stories contained in Double Sin and Other Stories appear in the following UK collections:

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