New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1966. Book Club Edition. Cloth. 8vo, light green cloth with red lettering on spine and red badge on front cover, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) depicting striking line drawings of turbaned fiugres and a woman in silhouette, red topstain by publisher, 218 pages. Near Fine / Very Good +. Item #7120
SUPERIOR CONDITION internally & externally for this uncommon thriller about international intrigue. Solid and clean cloth with previous owner's stamp on rear free endpaper. Dust jacket is bright and unclipped with a few minute nicks, and moderate edge- and corner- wear.
Dame Agatha Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (1890 – 1976) was an English writer. She is known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections. This novel was inspired by her travels in Baghdad with her archaeologist second husband,, Sir Max Mallowan.
In They Came to Baghdad, Victoria, a young adventurer from London who goes to the Middle East in search of love, finds a wounded spy who dies in her room. His last words: "Lucifer...Basrah...Lefarge" – propel her into investigation...
The political thriller was first published by Collins Crime Club (London) in 1951, and by Dodd, Mead in 1952.