Death Comes As The End - Agatha Christie 1945 - Published for The Crime Club by Collins, London - First Edition, in unpriced Dust Jacket 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 archaeology team.
  Dust jacket to accompany the first edition book was printed with a price of ‘7/6 net’ to the lower corner of the front flap, but those for export (usually to the Commonwealth Countries of Canada, Australia, South Africa etc.) were printed without a price, as is the case here. They are identical in all other respects.

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

Octavo (book size 19.1 x 12.5 cm) pp. 160. Publisher’s orange-red cloth.
  Condition: Near fine, sunned along lower and upper edge, in very good dust jacket, rubbing along folds, short closed tear to upper edge of rear panel, small number of scattered spots.   Ref: 109274   Price: HK$ 3,000