"Mystery in Baghdad" contains two stories about Baghdad policeman Chafik J. Chafik , a popular detective created by author "Charles B. Child" (C. Vernon Frost, 1903-1993) for Collier's Magazine. Twenty-seven stories were published there from 1947 through 1956; an additional four original stories appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine from 1957 through 1969. Fifteen of the Chafik short stories were published in book form as The Sleuth of Baghdad (Crippen & Landru, 2002).
Chafik J. Chafik appeared in four issues of Super Detective Library. The two stories in "Mystery in Baghdad" are "The Little Shadow" (with artwork by Bill Lacey) and "A Ghost Walks in Baghdad" ( with artwork by Selby Donnison) appear to be original stories.