First published in 1952 and first issued by Fontana Books in 1968. This copy is an eighth impression, published in April 1976.
Cover artist was Tom Adams
Mrs. McGinty died after a brutal blow to the head, and the only suspect was her shifty and destitute lodger, James Bently. Bentley was duly arrested, tried and condemned to death. But even when faced with overwhelming evidence, the policeman who arrested him didn't think Bently was a murderer...and called in Hercule Poirot