The Body in the Library (1942). Agatha Christie (1890-1976). First edition, UK. Collins Crime Club. “Downstairs in the lounge, by the third pillar from the left, there sits an old lady with a sweet, placid, spinsterish face and a mind that has plumbed the depths of human iniquity and taken it all as in the day’s work….where crime is concerned, she’s the goods.” ― Agatha Christie, The Body in the Library.