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Homicide Trinity, Stout, Rex
61 Stout, Rex Homicide Trinity
New York Bantam Books 1983 0553234463 / 9780553234466 Mass Market Paperback Good 


Spine creased and rolled, reading creae, moderate edge wear, creasing and rubbing to covers. Pages tanned but text is clean and unmarked. A solid reading copy.

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.; 6" - 7" Tall
007310 
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Homicide Trinity, Stout, Rex
62 Stout, Rex Homicide Trinity
New York Bantam Books 1976 Mass Market Paperback Good 


Spine creased and rolled, some edge wear, reading crease, some creasing and rubbing to covers, owner's name on front end paper. Pages tanned but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy.

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.; 6" - 7" Tall
007311 
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How Like a God, Stout, Rex
63 Stout, Rex How Like a God
New York Vanguard Press, Inc. 1947 Reprint Edition Library Binding Good with no dust jacket 


Originally published in 1929, this was Rex Stout's first published novel. This edition was reset and reprinted by Vanguard in 1947. It has since been rebound by the library in light green patterned cloth, 313 pp. Ex-library, of course, with all the usual markings, stamps, and pocket. Most pages show some light tanning, but there are two gatherings printed on different paper that is still white. The text is clean and unmarked. Spine slanted, corners bumped, minor edge wear and rubbing. A good reading copy.

"Rex Stout's fascinating story of Bill Sidney, a man of 41, whose sanity and life are imperiled by the secret hold Millicent has on him. She is Woman and Passion incarnate -- he can't free himself of the onmipotent power with which she enmeshes him. For him, there is no escape but in violence and death. "; 6" - 7" Tall
006966 
Price: 24.50 USD

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If Death Ever Slept, Stout, Rex
64 Stout, Rex If Death Ever Slept
New York Bantam Books 1975 Mass Market Paperback Good 


Spine a bit creased, rolled, reading crease, minor edge wear and rubbing, store stamps inside cover and on bottom edge. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy.

"'Get that snake out of my house!' raved Otis Jarrell, referring to his daughter-in-law. Jarrell was one of the world's richest men, but any difficulty he was having with his son's seductive wife was strictly his own problem. Nero Wolfe never meddled in marital intrigue. . . never until marriage turned to murder and the cops tried to hang it on Archie."; 6" - 7" Tall
007839 
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If Death Ever Slept, Stout, Rex
65 Stout, Rex If Death Ever Slept
New York Viking Books 1957 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 


Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket in protective wraps, a little edge wear, a little chipping at top and base of spine. An attractive copy.

"'Get that snake out of my house!' raved Otis Jarrell, referring to his daughter-in-law. Jarrell was one of the world's richest men, but any difficulty he was having with his son's seductive wife was strictly his own problem. Nero Wolfe never meddled in marital intrigue. . . never until marriage turned to murder and the cops tried to hang it on Archie."; 7" - 9" Tall
004625 
Price: 24.50 USD

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If Death Ever Slept, Stout, Rex
66 Stout, Rex If Death Ever Slept
New York Viking Books 1958 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 


Yellow boards, black lettering, 186 pp. Ex-library with typical labels, stamps, and pocket. Spine slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Front board starting to separate with a little webbing visible. Text is clean and unmarked. A solid reading copy.

"'Get that snake out of my house!' raved Otis Jarrell, referring to his daughter-in-law. Jarrell was one of the world's richest men, but any difficulty he was having with his son's seductive wife was strictly his own problem. Nero Wolfe never meddled in marital intrigue. . . never until marriage turned to murder and the cops tried to hang it on Archie."; 7" - 9" Tall
006950 
Price: 16.00 USD

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In the Best Families, Stout, Rex
67 Stout, Rex In the Best Families
New York Bantam Books 1968 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Spine and cover show some creases and a couple dents. Price stamped inside front cover. Back cover is kind of speckled -- probably from being shelved against another book or paper.

"X -- The most powerful man in the United States -- and the most dangerous. All of his operations were illegal and all of them were highly profitable. X didn't want anyone upsetting the golden applecart. He had effective -- and permanent -- ways of disposing of people who made him nervous. Nero Wolfe included. So when Wolfe realized his latest case led straight to X, it scared a good hundred pounds off him. He knew that if he wanted to live, he had to do the one thing he had never even contmplated -- run . . . and hide. . ."; 6" - 7" Tall
000177 
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In the Best Families, Stout, Rex
68 Stout, Rex In the Best Families
New York Viking Press 1950 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 


Corners bumped, spine slanted, minor edge wear, yellow boards with maroon lettering (faded on spine), boards a bit scuffed/soiled. Darkening inside covers, text is clean and unmarked. Probably book club edition.

"X -- The most powerful man in the United States -- and the most dangerous. All of his operations were illegal and all of them were highly profitable. X didn't want anyone upsetting the golden applecart. He had effective -- and permanent -- ways of disposing of people who made him nervous. Nero Wolfe included. So when Wolfe realized his latest case led straight to X, it scared a good hundred pounds off him. He knew that if he wanted to live, he had to do the one thing he had never even contmplated -- run . . . and hide. . ."; 7" - 9" Tall
002165 
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Kings Full of Aces: A Nero Wolfe Omnibus (Too Many Cooks, Plot It Yourself, Triple Jeopardy), Stout, Rex
69 Stout, Rex Kings Full of Aces: A Nero Wolfe Omnibus (Too Many Cooks, Plot It Yourself, Triple Jeopardy)
New York Viking Press 1969 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 


Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear. Interior clean and unmarked. Jacket in new Brodart, spine sunned, minor edge wear and chipping. An attractive copy.

Three - in - one Nero Wolfe omnibus featuring two full-length novels and a threesome of short stories.
Too Many Cooks - "They're 'The Fifteen Masters.' These babies are famous. One of them cooks sausages that people fight duels over. They meet every five years on the home grounds of the oldest one of their number. Nero Wolfe is the guest of honor. They'll do a lot of cooking and eating and drinking, and tell each other a lot of lies, and elect three new members, and listen to Nero Wolfe make a speech -- and oh yeah, one of 'em's going to get killed."
Plot It Yourself - "When a group of publishers and writers hires Wolfe to solve a case of false plagiarism, it's time for the great detective to hit the books. Four unrelated accusers-including a down-and-out hack writer and a lady poet with a penchant for nude sunbathing-have been fleecing best-selling authors, claiming the authors have stolen their work and ingeniously planting evidence to back up their claims. But when punctuation gives way to puncture, Wolfe knows this is no simple case of extortion. This time he'll need all the critical skills at his disposal to close the book on a killer well versed in the ABCs of murder."
Triple Jeopardy - "Could you sit in an office on West Thirty-Fifth Street and determine who among six people put a poison pellet into a pillbox that rested on a nightclub table three days before? Or what a policeman was carrying inside a folded newspaper when he entered a barber shop on the other side of town some ten hours earlier-before he was murdered? Or what sight was witnessed by a gibbering monkey in an overheated apartment two days ago?"; 7" - 9" Tall
008046 
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Might as Well Be Dead, Stout, Rex
70 Stout, Rex Might as Well Be Dead
New York Bantam Books 1977 0553029525 / 9780553029529 Mass Market Paperback Good 


Spine creased and rolled, some soiling and creasing to covers, minor edge wear, reading crease. Pages tanned but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy.

"Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herold gave his only son, Paul, a very raw deal. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to track Paul down so that he can make amends. But what if the young man doesn't want to be found . . . and what if he's the same P.H. who's currently on trial for cold-blooded murder? It's a case that will draw the great detective and his dedicated sidekick into a sticky web of deceit, one that will tax their resources to the utmost, and even cost them one of their own."; 6" - 7" Tall
006800 
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Might as Well Be Dead, Stout, Rex
71 Stout, Rex Might as Well Be Dead
New York Bantam Books 1977 0553029525 / 9780553029529 Mass Market Paperback Good 


Spine somewhat creased and rolled, some edge wear and rubbing, reading crease. Pages tanned but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy.

"Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herold gave his only son, Paul, a very raw deal. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to track Paul down so that he can make amends. But what if the young man doesn't want to be found . . . and what if he's the same P.H. who's currently on trial for cold-blooded murder? It's a case that will draw the great detective and his dedicated sidekick into a sticky web of deceit, one that will tax their resources to the utmost, and even cost them one of their own."; 6" - 7" Tall
007309 
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Might as Well Be Dead, Stout, Rex
72 Stout, Rex Might as Well Be Dead
New York Viking Books 1956 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 


Yellow boards, blue lettering, 186 pp. Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Interior clean and unmarked. A nice copy, lacking the dust jacket.

"Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herold gave his only son, Paul, a very raw deal. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to track Paul down so that he can make amends. But what if the young man doesn't want to be found . . . and what if he's the same P.H. who's currently on trial for cold-blooded murder? It's a case that will draw the great detective and his dedicated sidekick into a sticky web of deceit, one that will tax their resources to the utmost, and even cost them one of their own."; 7" - 9" Tall
007945 
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Murder By the Book, Stout, Rex
73 Stout, Rex Murder By the Book
New York Viking Books 1951 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 


Tan boards with red lettering, 216 pp. Spine a bit cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear, text clean and unmarked. Jacket in new Brodart, a little edge wear, primarily along flap creases and spine, spine sunned with some soiling and a little chipping at base. Overall, an attractive copy.

"Clasping one of his precious orchids, the incredibly brilliant gourmet Nero Wolfe has a question to tax his daring deductive genius. Could a book be responsible for murder? Impossible. And yet those who made the mistake of knowing its contents were goners. The total so far: four victims. The only clues: A cryptic quotation from the Bible, and a list of names in a dead man's pocket. Together with his confidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, even Nero Wolfe was stumped until a somewhat wilted blonde passionflower stumbled onto the scene. . ."; 7" - 9" Tall
007915 
Price: 46.00 USD

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Murder By the Book, Stout, Rex
74 Stout, Rex Murder By the Book
New York Bantam Books 1985 0553248847 / 9780553248845 Mass Market Paperback Good 
Illustrated by Caras, Peter (cover)

Spine creased and rolled, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, postcard tipped into center of book has been ragged removed. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid reading copy.

"Clasping one of his precious orchids, the incredibly brilliant gourmet Nero Wolfe has a question to tax his daring deductive genius. Could a book be responsible for murder? Impossible. And yet those who made the mistake of knowing its contents were goners. The total so far: four victims. The only clues: A cryptic quotation from the Bible, and a list of names in a dead man's pocket. Together with his confidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, even Nero Wolfe was stumped until a somewhat wilted blonde passionflower stumbled onto the scene. . ."; 6" - 7" Tall
007198 
Price: 7.95 USD

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Murder By the Book, Stout, Rex
75 Stout, Rex Murder By the Book
New York Bantam Books 1968 Mass Market Paperback Good 


Bantam F3901, 168 pp. Spine slanted, somewhat creased, light reading crease, a little edge and cover wear. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy.

"Clasping one of his precious orchids, the incredibly brilliant gourmet Nero Wolfe has a question to tax his daring deductive genius. Could a book be responsible for murder? Impossible. And yet those who made the mistake of knowing its contents were goners. The total so far: four victims. The only clues: A cryptic quotation from the Bible, and a list of names in a dead man's pocket. Together with his confidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, even Nero Wolfe was stumped until a somewhat wilted blonde passionflower stumbled onto the scene. . ."; 6" - 7" Tall
008231 
Price: 8.95 USD

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Not Quite Dead Enough, Stout, Rex
76 Stout, Rex Not Quite Dead Enough
New York Jove Books 1979 0515051195 / 9780515051193 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Slight spine slant, corners bumped, crease along lower corner of both covers, slight edge wear, date paid stamp on front free end paper. A little yellowing but overall a fairly tight, attractive copy.

"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!"; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
002675 
Price: 4.95 USD

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Out Goes She, Stout, Rex
77 Stout, Rex Out Goes She
London Fontana 1974 0006134319 / 9780006134312 Mass Market Paperback Good 


Fontana 3431, 192. Originally published in the U.S. as 'Prisoner's Base'. Spine a bit rolled, minor edge wear, a little chipping at base of spine, some cover creasing and rubbing, store stamp and doodling inside cover. Pages somewhat tanned and a few with a small dampstain, but text is clean and unmarked. Overall a solid copy.

"When Priscilla Eads, heiress to cotton-towel millions, first pleads for Nero Wolfe's assistance, the portly detective decides to wash his hands of a case that has more than its share of dirty laundry. Just hours later Miss Eads and her maid are found strangled to death under circumstances that don't quite wash. Now, to the dismay of a greedy board of directors and a fortune-hunting South American ex-husband, the astute Wolfe feels, on second thought, a certain responsibility to dip into Priscilla's case and scrub away the stain - of murder!"; 6" - 7" Tall
007882 
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Over My Dead Body, Stout, Rex
78 Stout, Rex Over My Dead Body
New York Pyramid Books 1976 0515041386 / 9780515041385 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, binding fairly tight. Light dampstain to lower corner of last 25 pages, text is not affected. A nice copy.

"When the Balkan princess batted her black lashes and begged Wolfe for help, her plea almost melted me [Archie] on the spot. Naturally I was disturbed that our future together would be cut short by Wolfe's refusal to take her case. According to the princess, a friend of hers -- Neya Tormic -- was in a heap of trouble and only zee great Nero Wolfe could assist her. Why Wolfe? Simple, the princess declared, after all, Neya was Nero's daughter. . . "
Recently adapted for TV by the A&E network.; 6" - 7" Tall
000511 
Price: 4.95 USD

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Over My Dead Body, Stout, Rex
79 Stout, Rex Over My Dead Body
New York Pyramid Books 1966 Mass Market Paperback Good 
Illustrated by Paul Bacon Studio (cover)

Pyramid R-1367, 191 pp. Spine slightly creased and a little slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear with a small tear at base of spine and front cover, light reading crease. Covers somewhat darkened and scuffed. Pages tanned but text is clean and unmarked. A solid reading copy.

"When the Balkan princess batted her black lashes and begged Wolfe for help, her plea almost melted me [Archie] on the spot. Naturally I was disturbed that our future together would be cut short by Wolfe's refusal to take her case. According to the princess, a friend of hers -- Neya Tormic -- was in a heap of trouble and only zee great Nero Wolfe could assist her. Why Wolfe? Simple, the princess declared, after all, Neya was Nero's daughter. . . "
Recently adapted for TV by the A&E network.; 6" - 7" Tall
007015 
Price: 4.45 USD

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Over My Dead Body, Stout, Rex
80 Stout, Rex Over My Dead Body
New York Bantam Books 1994 0553231162 / 9780553231168 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Slight spine crease, corners bumped including a few pages, a little edge wear. A nice copy.

New introduction by John Jakes. The "World of Rex Stout" feature at the end shows a short review from the 'Saturday Review'.
"When the Balkan princess batted her black lashes and begged Wolfe for help, her plea almost melted me [Archie] on the spot. Naturally I was disturbed that our future together would be cut short by Wolfe's refusal to take her case. According to the princess, a friend of hers -- Neya Tormic -- was in a heap of trouble and only zee great Nero Wolfe could assist her. Why Wolfe? Simple, the princess declared, after all, Neya was Nero's daughter. . . "
Recently adapted for TV by the A&E network.; 6" - 7" Tall
007016 
Price: 5.25 USD

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