Bantam Books Agatha Christie Collection
Hello! Greetings from a new member here, looking forward to future interaction with a world-wide group of fellow aficionados. To begin, I'd like to ask a question. Some time ago I came across a large collection of the well-known Bantam imprint (black leatherette hard covers, issued to member subscriptions). Over the years I have been fortunate to acquire additional volumes here and there and have added to the original trove until I now have a total of 74 volumes. I have them proudly displayed on the top two shelves of my best bookcase, in their order of publication. Now and then I select the next unread volume in chronological order and begin a new adventure. What I seek to find out is if anyone knows the absolute, definitive, comprehensive and indisputable number of volumes published by Bantam for their collection, and what titles are represented. I have researched this matter myself, and have referred to one such list, purported to be accurate, but found that I have on my shelves no fewer than 5 titles not even included on said list (Star Over Bethlehem, Akhnaton, Three Blind Mice, Cards on the Table, and The Harlequin Teaset). On the other hand, I find many other titles named in Miss Christie's publication history (such as The Hound of Death, The Listerdale Mystery, et al) that do not seem to appear in the catalog of Bantam publications.
Thus I find myself rather confused. Of course, I wish to add to my collection until I have every volume published in the Bantam series, but I seem to need the help of an expert. If anyone in the forum here can provide me with a really, really, REALLY exhaustive and complete listing of the Bantam editions, please do let me know. Thanks SO much!