Collins Crime Club, 1951.
First edition, first printing. 8vo. Orange boards with black titles. A near fine copy with clean boards. No marks to textblock edges & no inscriptions. Mild dusting to topedge. The very good+ dustwrapper has wear to extremities with a tiny graze to the right side of spine. Light edgewear only to extremities. Original price of 8s6dnet to front flap. A very good+ copy with none of the usual fading to red lettering on spine. An attractive copy of a title that is getting hard to find today.
Inspired by Christie's own trips to Baghdad. A spy mystery.
Wagstaff & Poole p.202.