Death Comes As The End - Agatha Christie 1945 - Published for The Crime Club by Collins, London - First Edition Set in ancient Egypt, 2000 BC, a priest’s daughter investigating a suspicious death uncovers an asp’s nest of jealousy, betrayal, and serial murder.

A bright copy of this groundbreaking novel, in which Christie anticipates the modern popularity of historical detective stories by setting her murder plot in ancient Egypt.

The book was fully researched, with each chapter scrutinised by leading Egyptologist Professor Stephen Glanville, who was a colleague of the author's husband, British Museum archaeologist Max Mallowan. Christie accompanied the pair on many excavations and travelled extensively throughout Egypt and the Holy Land. She had a great knowledge of the area and was a junior member of the archaeology team.
  First published in New York by Dodd, Mead and Company in October 1944 and in London by the Collins Crime Club in March of the following year

References: Haycraft,
Murder for Pleasure 129. Harpercollins, web. Cooper & Pike, Detective Fiction 82. Agatha Christie, web. Agatha Christy Fandom, web.

Octavo (book size 19.1x13cm), pp. 160. In publisher’s orange cloth, spine lettered in black. Dust jacket priced ‘7s. 6d. net’ to lower corner of front flap, rear flap with ‘
The Voice of Britain’ message, as published.
  Condition: Near fine, sunning and a little soiling along top edge and spine ends, in near fine dust jacket, spine gently toned, minor wear to corners slightly heavier to spine ends.   Ref: 110189   Price: HK$ 3,000