Dead Man's Folly was first published by Collins for the Crime Club in 1956. It was first issued in Fontana Books in 1960, and this edition was the second impression published in June 1970. It was published just after decimilisation, and so the price on the cover is gicen as 5/- (25p).
A Garden Fete is in progress. In place of a Treasure Hunt, Mrs. Ariadne Oliver, the well-known novelist, has organised a Murder Hunt. But when the final clue leads to the victim, the 'body' is a real corpse!