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Too Many Clients
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Too Many Clients

By Stout, Rex

New York: Bantam Books. Good. 1994. Seventh Printing. Mass Market Paperback. 0553254235 . Spine rolled and creased, light reading crease, minor edge wear and rubbing, a little creasing to front cover. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid reading copy. ; New introduction by Malcolm Forbes, Jr. The 'World of Rex Stout' features a review of the book in the V. Kurkis Bulletin (1960) as well as a photo of the original paperback cover art. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 207 pages; "Sex wasn't Nero Wolfe's specialty but in this case he couldn't get away from it! To a gaudy little, satin-upholstered hower of carnality in a cheap rooming house Thomas Yeager made a daily, after-hours retreat from respectability. Nero Wolfe couldn't have care less! Until Yeager's mutilated body was found!" .

$10.75

Three Men Out
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Three Men Out

By Stout, Rex

New York: Bantam Books. Good. 1976. Sixth Printing. Mass Market Paperback. 0553022083 . Spine slanted, somewhat creased, minor edge wear and rubbing, some soiling to covers. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid reading copy. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 150 pages; A trio of Nero Wolfe tales including "Invitation to Murder," "The Zero Clue," and "This Won't Kill You." "Nero Wolfe, together with Archie Goodwin, must settle three rather baffling murder cases. One involves a superstar rookie shortshop who was put on the disabled list - permanently. Another requires that Wolfe issue invitations - to the entire New York City Homicide Squad. And for the third, Nero Wolfe has to find the killer of his closest rival - while Chief Inspector Cramer points the finger at him. " .

$12.50

Murder for Christmas
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Murder for Christmas

By Godfrey, Thomas (editor); Marsh, Ngaio; Bowen, Marjorie; Chekhov, Anton; Hoch, Edward; Rinehart, Mary Roberts; Dickson, Carter; Kendrick, Baynard; Stevenson, Robert Louis; Runyon, Damon; Sayers, Dorothy; De La Torre, Lillian; Stout, Rex; Lewis, DB Wyndham

New York: Avenel. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1989. Second Printing. Hardcover. 0517690403 . Red boards with silver lettering, 465 pp. Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in new Brodart, price clipped, a little edge wear. An attractive copy. ; 7 ¾" - 9 ¾" Tall; 465 pages; Illustrated with cartoons by Gahan Wilson. "Another perfect stocking stuffer for the person who has everything -- and plans to leave it to you. It's been said that Christmas brings out the best in everyone. This is certainly true of mystery writers, who seem to have been inspired to their best work by the holiday season. "Come and celebrate. Burn a Yule log with a gang of master detectives: the likes of Nero Wolfe (Christmas Party) , Roderick Alleyn (Death on the Air) , and Lord Peter Wimsey (The Necklace of Pearls). Share a criminous laugh with Woody Allen and Damon Runyon. And enjoy some surprise appearances by O. Henry, Anton Chekov, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Mary Roberts Rinehart. Within these covers are stories for every nasty taste: tales of murder, robbery, kidnapping, and espionage. They'll help to make the season bright. "Merry Christmas. And God help us, every one. " .

$9.95

Black Orchids A Nero Wolfe Double Mystery
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Black Orchids A Nero Wolfe Double Mystery

By Stout, Rex

New York: P. F. Collier & Son. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1943. Reprint. Hardcover. Spine a bit cocked, corners bent, some sunning, a little edge wear and rubbing. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. No dust jacket. A solid copy. ; Part of the Collier Front Page Mysteries (fifth series). No printing date listed, but approximately 1942 or 1943. Black boards with weapons blind stamped on front board. Gold lettering on spine, 'Front Page Mysteries' at the top on a red background, then 'Back Orchids' and 'Rex Stout', with a pistol blind stamped below and 'Collier' on a red background at the base. ; Nero Wolfe; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 271 pages; "Archie Goodwin has troubles too. Nero Wolfe, for instance. Like the day my horticulturist boss discovered there were only three black orchids in the world -- and they belonged to someone else! Picture Nero Wolfe maddened by lust -- fatso would do anything to get those orchids. All yours truly had to do was sweep up the bodies. Nero Wolfe is determined to have his heart's desire. To get it he conceals evidence. . . Hides witnesses. . . Leads police on a wild-goose chase . . . And locks himself in a lethal gas chamber with a killer's hand at the valve! The reader is also "Cordially Invited to Meet Death" as Archie Goodwin trips over an alligator and lands in the middle of murder." A duo of Nero Wolfe stories. .

$37.50

All Aces - A Nero Wolfe Omnibus (Too Many Women, Some Buried Caesar,  Trouble in Triplicate)
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All Aces - A Nero Wolfe Omnibus (Too Many Women, Some Buried Caesar, Trouble in Triplicate)

By Stout, Rex

New York: Viking Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1958. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover. Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing. A nice copy of this uncommon omnibus edition. ; The interior of this book is the 'All Aces' omnibus from the Viking Press, however it has a different binding. The boards are red with a black spine, with 'Rex Stout' in gold letters at the top, the three book titles down the spine in black, and at the base is a Sherlockian figure with pipe and magnifying glass with the initials 'D M G' at the base. I presume this was a special book club binding. ; Nero Wolfe; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 442 pages; "'Some Buried Caesar', in which a pedigreed bull figures so prominently, was a favorite of Alexander Woollcott's, and was one of the two novels which first made Stout's great reputation. . . The other novel, a classic of the 1947 vintage, is 'Too Many Women', in which Archie works for a colossal firm where five hundred of America's most beautiful girls have been gathered under one corporate roof. "The three 'long-shorts,' originally published in the volume called 'Trouble in Triplicate', are "Before I Die", in which Nero snatches at a pork chop and falls into the hands of some particularly sinister black-market operators; "Help Wanted, Male," in which the Great Man gets a new stand-in; and "Instead of Evidence," in which someone smokes one trick cigar too many." .

$40.00

Silver Spire
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Silver Spire

By Goldsborough, Robert

New York: Bantam Books. Very Good+. 1994. 1st Bantam printing. Mass Market Paperback. 0553563874 . Corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing. An attractive copy. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 223 pages; "For the past six Sundays, splashy televangelist Barnabas Bay has found a nasty surprise in the collection. . . Bible quotations twisted into death threats. When one of Reverend Bay’s assistants beseeches Wolfe to find the wicked perpetrator, he refuses--even though the almighty bank account is in need of salvation. Never one to shirk his Christian duty, Wolfe’s faithful legman Archie Goodwin refers the case to longtime friend and fellow private detective Fred Durkin. Eleven days later someone at the Silver Spire receives a premature call to meet his maker--and Durkin is charged with murder. As Archie searches for clues and prays for a miracle, the incomparable Nero Wolfe finds himself up against a sinfully clever killer in one of the most baffling--and damning--cases of his career." .

$4.75

Trio for Blunt Instruments
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Trio for Blunt Instruments

By Stout, Rex

New York: Bantam Books. Very Good. 1967. 1st Paperback printing. Mass Market paperback. Spine slightly slanted, a little edge wear and rubbing, light reading crease. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. An attractive copy. ; 1st paperback printing. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 185 pages; The incredibly brilliant Nero Wolfe, a sheer genius at detection, prefers gourmet food and prize-winning orchids to damsels in distress. But at the prodding of his confidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, he opens his office door to three beautiful women who usher in three of the most intriguing cases of Wolfe's career. And with them comes a shoeshine, an ear of corn, and a bloodstained tie-three baffling clues to the killers, who use a trio of blunt instruments to commit a medley of malice, mayhem, and premeditated murder. .

$7.95

The Red Box
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The Red Box

By Stout, Rex

New York: Bantam Books. Good+. 1984. Second Printing. Mass Market Paperback. 0553249193 . Spine slightly creased, minor edge wear and darkening. Black line on bottom edge. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ; Post card advert for The Agatha Christie Mystery Collection tipped in to center of book. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 189 pages; "A beautiful model who should have been watching her figure never dreamed that one little piece of candy could kill her. But it did. And her untimely death put Nero Wolfe in line for the supreme insult of his career -- another murder, right in his own home. He had to solve the case to save his pride. But the only clue was an odd red box -- and, oddly enough, that had disappeared!" .

$15.50

The Second Confession
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The Second Confession

By Stout, Rex

New York: Bantam Books. Good+. 1975. New Bantam Edition; Second Printing. Mass Market paperback. Spine slanted, somewhat creased, light reading crease, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, owner's name on front end paper. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 197 pages; "A missing membership card, a machine-gunning mobster, Nero Wolfe asking Archie Goodwin to seduce a lovely young lady? It can't be true, but when murder strikes Archie's rival, Wolfe takes the case." "The latest adventures of the famous orchid-growing beer-drinking, self-proclaimed genius, Nero Wolfe, are more exciting, more violent than ever before. This new, full-length, mystery novel not only gives Nero full play for all his egocentricities but also provides Archie with a satisfying number of opportunities to risk his neck, to fall into what he never calls love, and to be baffled simultaneously by an exceptionally well-concealed murderer and an infuriatingly noncommittal Nero. " .

$3.75

Where There\'s a Will
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Where There's a Will

By Stout, Rex

New York: Avon. Very Good-. 1968. Second Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Spine a bit slanted, minor edge wear and rubbing, a little chipping at top and base of spine. A nice copy. ; Avon T-374, 160 pp. Second paperback printing, 35 cents price on cover. No publication date listed but it should be in the early 1950s. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 160 pages; "In one room of the old mansion a heavily-veiled woman screamed hysterically that she knew who had murdered her husband, Noel Hawthorne. At the same moment on a floor below, another woman, identically dressed and veiled, quietly discussed the will of her late husband -- Nel Hawthorne -- with his former mistress. Obviously, one of them was an imposter . . . The other would soon be a corpse." .

$15.00

The Red Box
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The Red Box

By Stout, Rex

New York: Pyramid Books. Good. 1966. Second Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Spine slanted, creased, minor edge wear and chipping, minor creasing and rubbing to covers, 3/4" dark strip along top of front cover, price on front end paper. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy. ; Pyramid R1364, 189 pp. 2nd printing. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 189 pages; "A beautiful model who should have been watching her figure never dreamed that one little piece of candy could kill her. But it did. And her untimely death put Nero Wolfe in line for the supreme insult of his career -- another murder, right in his own home. He had to solve the case to save his pride. But the only clue was an odd red box -- and, oddly enough, that had disappeared!" .

$11.75

A Right to Die
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A Right to Die

By Stout, Rex

New York: Bantam Books. Good. 1994. Bantam Reissue; Thirteenth Printing. Mass Market Paperback. 0553240323 . Ex-library with typical stamps and markings. Spine slanted, creased, reinforced with tape. Minor edge wear and rubbing. A solid copy. ; Bantam Crime Line. Introduction by David Stout. Following the novel is the Bantam feature 'The World of Rex Stout', which includes correspondence between Rex Stout and Viking Press (his publisher) regarding this book. ; Nero Wolfe; Ex-Library; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 190 pages; "'Black and white marriages are like a red rag to a bull.' So says Negro civil rights worker Dunbar Whipple. But he never makes the altar - somebody permanently delays his white fiancee with a club, and Whipple is arrested. Enter Nero Wolfe. "Between them, Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin interview a colorful clutch of suspects: and draw a blank. Wolfe goes into a brown study while Archie keeps up the hue and cry. Then the murderer strikes again, but Wolfe comes up with a piece of deduction that puts his police rivals in the shade and leaves them green with envy! " .

$3.33

Not Quite Dead Enough
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Not Quite Dead Enough

By Stout, Rex

New York: Pyramid Books. Very Good. 1976. 27th Edition; Eighth Printing. Mass Market Paperback. 0515041580 . Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. A fairly tight, attractive copy. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 158 pages; "An unknown motive . . . A killer who couldn't have killed . . . A fake murder that came true, add up to a bizarre case for Nero Wolfe in Not Quite Dead Enough. Plus: a second Nero Wolfe branbender, Booby Trap, where Wolfe throws a blast for a mad bomber!" .

$6.75

Death of a Dude
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Death of a Dude

By Stout, Rex

New York: Bantam Books. Very Good. 1981. Sixth Printing. Mass Market Paperback. 0553148095 . Corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 153 pages; "East is east, West is west . . . And never the twain shall meet, or so orchid-growing, gourmet detective Nero Wolfe thought. "Would Nero Wolfe leave his brownstone on West Thrty-fifth Street in Manhattan and travel halfway across the country to a dude ranch in Montana - Never! Unless assistant Archie Goodwin is there trying to solve a messy rifle shot murder in which his friend, Harvey Greve, is involved. "The suspense-packed thriller that takes America's largest detective - portly Nero Wolfe - wading through a trout stream, eating canned soup and dancing at a rowdy cattle town hoedown. " .

$6.95

The Doorbell Rang
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The Doorbell Rang

By Stout, Rex

New York: Bantam Books. Very Good. 1977. New Bantam Edition; Fifth Printing. Mass Market paperback. 0553114093 . Bantam #11409-3, 153 pp. Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 153 pages; "A very rich woman comes to Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin, claiming that she is being harrassed by the FBI. She reports that agents are following her and members of her family, her wires are being tapped, and her privacy is being otherwise invaded. She demands that Wolfe help her to find relief and offers him the largest retainer he has ever seen. Wolfe, with some hesitation, takes the case and quickly encounters a murder about which members of the FBI may know more than is apparent. He also soon finds himself in a direct encounter with FBI agents under highly questionable circumstances." .

$4.75

Curtains for Three
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Curtains for Three

By Stout, Rex

New York: Bantam Books. Very Good. 1966. 1st Paperback printing. Mass Market Paperback. Corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing, a couple pages with corners bent. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. An attractive copy. ; Bantam F-3063, first paperback printing of this book. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 154 pages; "A murder weapon that wouldn't lie down and stay put. . . An opera star who could only whisper. . . A posse on horseback chasing a killer through New York's Central Park. . . A desperate girl with so many aliases she'd almost forgotten who she really was. A stellar triple bill of mayhem and mystery by the great Rex Stout, containing: 'The Gun With Wings,' 'Bullet for One,' and 'Disguise for Murder.' " .

$12.95

Homicide Trinity
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Homicide Trinity

By Stout, Rex

New York: Bantam Books. Very Good. 1966. 1st Paperback printing. Mass Market Paperback. Corners bumped, slight edge wear, very light reading crease. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A fairly tight, attractive copy. ; Bantam F3118, 169 pp. 1st paperback printing. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 169 pages; The incredibly brilliant orchid-growing gourmet is none other than Nero Wolfe. Together with his confidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, he herein dines on a three-course feast of murder. On the menu-a case involving a baffling double helping of lethal instruments; an embarrassing situation where Wolfe's own soup-stained tie becomes a deadly weapon; and a case where too many greenbacks and a ham actor lead Archie toward a poor dead soul who may or may not have gotten his just desserts. .

$5.95

The Mother Hunt
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The Mother Hunt

By Stout, Rex

New York: Bantam Books. Very Good-. 1981. Sixth Printing. Mass Market Paperback. 0553201158 . Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, light reading crease. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 138 pages; "Before he died, Richard Valdon had made a lot of scenes. Nobody could deny it, above all his beautiful young wife. Now it was Nero Wolfe's task to retrace the famous novelist's long line of love affairs and come up with a missing mother -- and a murderer." .

$4.75

Curtains for Three
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Curtains for Three

By Stout, Rex

New York: Bantam Books. Good+. 1980. New Bantam Edition; Fourth Printing. Mass Market Paperback. 0553135481 . Spine slightly slanted, a little creased, light reading crease, a little edge wear and rubbing, a little chipping at base of spine. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy. ; Bantam 13548-1, 182 pp. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 182 pages; "A murder weapon that wouldn't lie down and stay put. . . An opera star who could only whisper. . . A posse on horseback chasing a killer through New York's Central Park. . . A desperate girl with so many aliases she'd almost forgotten who she really was. A stellar triple bill of mayhem and mystery by the great Rex Stout, containing: 'The Gun With Wings,' 'Bullet for One,' and 'Disguise for Murder.' " .

$9.95

Homicide Trinity
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Homicide Trinity

By Stout, Rex

New York: Bantam Books. Very Good. 1976. Seventh Printing. Mass Market Paperback. 0553024515 . Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, light reading crease. A somewhat tight, attractive copy. ; Bantam T2451, 186 pp. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 186 pages; The incredibly brilliant orchid-growing gourmet is none other than Nero Wolfe. Together with his confidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, he herein dines on a three-course feast of murder. On the menu-a case involving a baffling double helping of lethal instruments; an embarrassing situation where Wolfe's own soup-stained tie becomes a deadly weapon; and a case where too many greenbacks and a ham actor lead Archie toward a poor dead soul who may or may not have gotten his just desserts. .

$4.95

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