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The Pale Horse rides again, courtesy of The Folio Society

The Pale Horse is one of Agatha Christie’s darkest and most gothic mysteries, and is arguably the best among many great novels by this author. Today, the book is being republished in a special format by The Folio Society, complete with illustrated plates by the East Anglian illustrator Olivia Daw. To give you a flavour of what’s in store, below you’ll find a special unboxing of this deluxe printing of the novel.

First published in 1961, The Pale Horse features a deathbed confession and the murder of an elderly priest. As Mark Easterbrook begins to piece together evidence connecting the two events, he uncovers a web of secrets — and what is the significance of three strange women who live in a converted old inn called The Pale Horse? The book was also turned into a well regarded TV dramatisation in 2020.

Scroll down to see what delights await inside this special new edition of The Pale Horse, which retails at £46.95 only at The Folio Society website.

There’s a wax paper wrapper. Slip that off and you’ll discover…

The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie - special Folio Society edition

…a sturdy blue cardboard slipcase.

The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie - special Folio Society edition
The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie - special Folio Society edition

Revealed inside the slipcase is the novel in a high-quality cloth binding.

Olivia Daw’s expertly executed cover captures the late 50s, early 60s time period through the character’s attire, and sense of the macabre through the cold blue lighting.

The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie - special Folio Society edition

We’ll only reveal a few of the illustrations – to see the rest, pick up a copy of the novel here. More images await below.

The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie - special Folio Society edition
The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie - special Folio Society edition
The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie - special Folio Society edition
The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie - special Folio Society edition

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