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And be a Villain

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.45

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1975

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 000176

Condition: Near Fine


"An audience participation murder. Madeline Fraser was an extremely beautiful world-renowned entertainer. Her show was so popular that when a guest on her program got publicly poisoned with the sponsor's own product, there were at least twenty million eyewitnesses. All Nero Wolfe had to do was to find out which witness was doubling as an assassin. The case was as 'show biz' as a chorus call, with enough gorgeous dolls on the scene to keep even Archie Goodwin occupied... View more info

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In the Best Families

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1968

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 000177

Condition: 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 nerv... View more info

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The Doorbell Rang

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $7.45

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1965

Seller ID: 000475

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Slight shelf wear, but a clean, tight attractive volume. Possible book club edition. "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, tak... View more info

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Over My Dead Body

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books: 1976

Seller ID: 000511

ISBN: 0515041386

Condition: 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 t... View more info

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The Doorbell Rang

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $5.50

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1965

Seller ID: 000691

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Ex-library with usual markings and stamps. Spine chipped at top and bottom and shelf-cocked, corners bumped, some shelf wear. Boards show some darkening. "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 th... View more info

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Champagne for One

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1975

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 001075

ISBN: 0553136577

Condition: Good


Spine/covers well creased. Shelf-cocked. Some general shelf wear, scuffing. Bookstore stamp inside cover and on page 1. Pages in quite good condition. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; "Mrs. Robilotti was a BILLIONAIRE! Yeah, that's what I said. Billion. She had hired Wolfe's brains and my legs - which is the way Wolfe likes to think about it - once before, when her emeralds turned up missing. Mrs. Robilotti didn't like a private detective around the h... View more info

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Some Buried Caesar

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $44.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart: 1939

Seller ID: 8615

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Red cloth with gold lettering, 296 pp. Ex-library with all the typical markings and pockets plus stamps that say 'Worn out'. Spine a bit cocked, sunned. Corners worn, a little edge wear, light soiling to boards. Light tanning, a couple pages with pencil markings. ; No original dust jacket, but the library improvised a blank, protective cover with title hand lettered on spine. Cover in new Brodart. Even without the jacket, this copy can be identified as a first ed... View more info

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Trio for Blunt Instruments

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $6.25

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1984

Seller ID: 001210

ISBN: 0553241915

Condition: Near Fine


Corners bumped. 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... View more info

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Plot It Yourself

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $6.90

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1977

Edition: 3rd New Bantam printing

Seller ID: 8703

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, a little creasing and soiling to covers. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 170 pages; "BULLETIN: Great detective baffled! Nero Wolfe identifies killer, but cannot prove case. Blackmailer-murderer may go free! The incomparable Nero needs all his subtlety and wit to penetrate a twisted mind, and reach the stunning solution of a series of bold, bloody... View more info

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Prisoner's Base

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1969

Seller ID: 001605

Condition: Good+


Spine/covers somewhat creased, corners bumped, some darkening. Foxing. 25 written on front cover below author's name. Some titles crossed out in the listing of other Rex Stout books across from title page. "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... View more info

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And be a Villain

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $3.65

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, Bantam Books: 1968

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 001609

Condition: Good+


Spine somewhat creased, shelf-cocked. Corners bumped, top right corner slightly chipped. Minor edge wear, darkening. Slight foxing. "An audience participation murder. Madeline Fraser was an extremely beautiful world-renowned entertainer. Her show was so popular that when a guest on her program got publicly poisoned with the sponsor's own product, there were at least twenty million eyewitnesses. All Nero Wolfe had to do was to find out which witness was doubling a... View more info

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Some Buried Caesar

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $31.50

Publisher: New York, Triangle Books: 1941

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 8551

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Green cloth with yellow lettering, 296 pp. Spine a bit cocked, sunned, some chipping at base. Corners bumped, a little edge wear, light soiling to boards, boards starting to separate. Light tanning but text clean and unmarked. A solid copy. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 296 pages; "A car accident strands Wolfe and Archie in the midst of an upstate family feud over $45,000 worth of prize bull-a feud that turns ugly when the beef in question is found pawing the mangl... View more info

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Too Many Cooks

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $42.00

Publisher: New York, Triangle Books: 1941

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 8550

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Red cloth with black lettering, book title inside black circle on front board, 303 pp. Corners worn, minor edge wear and rubbing, boards starting to separate but text block firmly attached. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy with no dust jacket. ; nero wolfe; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 303 pages; "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... View more info

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A Right to Die

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.95

Publisher: London, Fontana: 1974

Seller ID: 007823

ISBN: 0006134300

Condition: Very Good


Fontana 3430, 192 pp. Slight edge wear and rubbing, a little light creasing to front cover, binding tight. An attractive copy. "'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 susp... View more info

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The Broken Vase

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books: 1976

Seller ID: 002122

Condition: Good+


Spine, covers a bit creased, slight spine slant, corners bumped, minor edge wear, some darkening, a few pages with creased corners. Some yellowing but text is clean and unmarked.. One of Stout's Tecumseh Fox mystery series. "After a disastrous debut in Carnegie Hall, Jan Tusar walked off the concert stage, put down his violin, wrote a note and put a bullet through his head - in front of witnesses. Then Tusar's violin disappeared and detective Tecumseh Fox k... View more info

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In the Best Families

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $9.25

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1950

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 002165

Condition: 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 dispos... View more info

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The Silent Speaker

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1994

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 002228

ISBN: 0553234978

Condition: Good


Spine somewhat slanted and creased, corners bumped, slight edgewear, darkening inside covers. A clean, attractive copy. Recently adapted to TV by A&E; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; "When is an after-dinner speaker never boring? When he is murdered before he gets a chance to speak. Cheney Boone from the Bureau of Price Regulation is murdered before addressing the National Industrial Association. Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin unravel the tangled hatreds among those wh... View more info

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Three at Wolfe's Door

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.85

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1974

Edition: New Bantam Edition

Seller ID: 007736

Condition: Good


186 pp. Spine a bit creased, slanted, reading crease, minor edge wear, front cover is a bit creased with a small dampstain on title. Owner's name inside cover. Pages tanned but text is clear and unmarked. A solid reading copy. Another threesome of Nero Wolfe, which includes 'Poison a la Carte', 'Method Three for Murder', and 'The Rodeo Murder." The incredibly brilliant Nero Wolfe is the orchid-growing gourmet whose sheer genius at deduction is without peer. ... View more info

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Rex Stout : Seven Complete Nero Wolfe Novels (The Silent Speaker, Might as Well be Dead, If Death Ever Slept, 3 at Wolfe's Door, Gambit, Please Pass the Guilt, A Family Affair)

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $34.00

Publisher: New York, Wings Books: 1983

Edition: 27th Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 8564

ISBN: 051703753X

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


Green cloth over navy boards, gold lettering, 745 pp. Corners a bit worn, minor edge wear and rubbing especially at base of spine. Jacket in new Brodart, a little edge wear, small mostly closed tear at top of spine. A nice copy. ; Nero Wolfe; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 745 pages; This is an omnibus edition, containing seven Nero Wolfe books -- 6 novels and one trio of novelettes. Included are "The Silent Speaker," "Might as Well Be Dead," "If Death... View more info

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The Second Confession

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.45

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1995

Seller ID: 002352

ISBN: 0553245945

Condition: Very Good+


Spine slightly creased, slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear. A bright, attractive copy. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; Introduction by William G. Tapply. "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 geni... View more info