The Moving Finger was first published in the UK by Collins Crime Club in June 1943. This copy of the book incorrectly states that it was first published in 1934. It was first issued in Fontana Paperbacks in 1961. This Christie Collection edition was the twentysecond printing in 1990.
'I opened it before the two with London postmarks. Inside, printed words and letters had been cut out and gummed to a sheet of paper. For a minute or two I stared at the words without taking them in. Then I gasped'
At first the malicious, anonymous letters cause only terror. But then they bring about a death. The question is - who will be the next victim...?