Black Orchids

by Stout, Rex

Black Orchids is a Nero Wolfe double mystery by Rex Stout published in 1942 by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. Stout's first short story collection, the volume is composed of two novellas that had appeared in abridged form in The American Magazine: "Black Orchids" (August 1941, abridged as "Death Wears an Orchid") "Cordially Invited to Meet Death" (April 1942, abridged as "Invitation to Murder")

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The first edition, published in 1942 by Farrar & Rinehart, has the publisher's monogram logo on the copyright page. 

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THE BLACK ORCHIDS: A NERO WOLFE DOUBLE MYSTERY

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Black Orchids

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Black Orchids [in] Rex Stout Mystery Quarterly #1, May, 1945

by Stout, Rex (with Introduction by); stories by Rex Stout, Dashiell Hammett; Agatha Christie; John Steinbeck; H. F. Heard; W.W. Jacobs; H. Felix Valcoe; Dorothy L. Sayers; Bruno Fischer

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Black Orchids

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Black Orchids: A Nero Wolfe Double Mystery

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