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A Prize for Princes

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf Publishers: 1997

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 005343

ISBN: 0786701048

Condition: Good


Corners bumped, a little edge wear. A couple creases and dents to covers that are indented through the first few and last few pages of book. Text is clean and unmarked. Originally serialized in "All Story Magazine" in 1914, this novel never appeared in book form until 80 years later. It dates from Rex Stout's first writing career -- before he took twenty years off to make his fortune, and before he created his very large, immortal detective Nero Wolfe. "Beautiful and deadly, Aline Solini is a study in pure evil. First encountered in a Balkan convent about to be sacked by marau... View more info

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A Prize for Princes

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $5.75

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf Publishers: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005344

ISBN: 0786701048

Condition: Good


Spine somewhat creased, slanted, sunned. Corners bumped, a little edge wear, reading crease, a little rubbing. Text is clean and unmarked. Originally serialized in "All Story Magazine" in 1914, this novel never appeared in book form until 80 years later. It dates from Rex Stout's first writing career -- before he took twenty years off to make his fortune, and before he created his very large, immortal detective Nero Wolfe. "Beautiful and deadly, Aline Solini is a study in pure evil. First encountered in a Balkan convent about to be sacked by marauding Turkish forces, she is re... View more info

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A Right to Die

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $3.33

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1994

Edition: Bantam Reissue; Thirteenth Printing

Seller ID: 8803

ISBN: 0553240323

Condition: Good


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... View more info

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A Right to Die

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1969

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 8705

Condition: Good+


Spine slanted with scuffing along edges, a little edge wear and soiling, tear to front cover at base of spine. Light darkening but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy. ; Bantam H4695, 136 pp. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 136 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... View more info

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

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1958

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 8815

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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 C... View more info

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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."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall 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 as an assassin. The case was as 'show biz' as a chorus call, with enough gorgeous dolls on the scene to keep even Archie Goodw... View more info

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And Four to Go

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1974

Edition: New Bantam Edition

Seller ID: 007824

Condition: Good


Bantam Q8528, 200pp. Spine somewhat creased, rolled, minor edge wear and rubbing, reading crease, store stamp on front end paper. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. Bodies, blunt instruments, beautiful women and blood. . .four separate suspense-filled mysteries tackled by the big man himself: "Christmas Party" - 'Archie and his fiancee attend a gala office fete, compelling a curious Wolfe to condescend to some uncharacteristic theatrics. His dramatic technique is good, but doesn't win him an Oscar; rather, it places him under suspicion of murder.... View more info

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And Four to Go (Nero Wolfe Mystery Series)

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1992

Edition: New Bantam Edition; Eleventh Printing

Seller ID: 8789

ISBN: 0553249851

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, slight edge wear. An attractive copy. ; Introduction by Jane Haddam. 'The world of Rex Stout' at the end features a couple of Rex Stout's recipes that were published in The American Magazine. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 222 pages; Bodies, blunt instruments, beautiful women and blood. . . Four separate suspense-filled mysteries tackled by the big man himself: "Christmas Party" - 'Archie and his fiancee attend a gala office fete, compelling a curious Wolfe to condescend to some uncharacteristic theatrics. His dramatic technique is good, but doesn't wi... View more info

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Bad for Business (A Green Door Mystery)

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books: 1965

Seller ID: 007717

Condition: Very Good


Pyramid R-1166, 172 pp. Spine a bit rolled, minor edge wear, reading crease, corner creases, some scuffing to back cover. Pages tanned but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. One of Stout's Tecumseh Fox mystery series. "Someone was doctoring cans of Tingley's Tidbits right in the factory. The doses weren't lethal to the customers -- but they would be to Tingley's reputation if the sabotage didn't stop. It looked like a case of cutthroat competition when private detective Tecumseh Fox took on the job -- and then a throat was really cut! With his own client the pri... View more info

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Bad for Business (A Green Door Mystery)

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $7.95

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books: 1965

Seller ID: 006549

Condition: Very Good


Pyramid R-1166, 172 pp. Slight spine slant, corners bumped, slight edge wear, a little darkening and rubbing, owner's name on front end paper. Binding tight. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. An attractive copy. One of Stout's Tecumseh Fox mystery series. "Someone was doctoring cans of Tingley's Tidbits right in the factory. The doses weren't lethal to the customers -- but they would be to Tingley's reputation if the sabotage didn't stop. It looked like a case of cutthroat competition when private detective Tecumseh Fox took on the job -- and then a throat was really cu... View more info

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Before Midnight

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1955

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 004527

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Black boards with white lettering. Spine a bit slanted, corners bumped, some chipping to bottom corners, minor edge wear mainly at spine and corners. A little browning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "It was the final round of the great Pour Amour perfume competition. All the contestants had to do was solve the last five riddles and a million dollars in prize money would be awarded. Then the contest's creator was killed and the answers stolen from his wallet. It wasn't long before Nero Wolfe found the murderer running tame in his townhouse."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Before Midnight

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1963

Seller ID: 006788

Condition: Fair


Bantam F2704, 149 pp, Reading copy. Spine creased, slanted, torn across near base, cracked through between pp. 70-71, partly detached from text block. Some edge wear, scuffing, front cover torn along spine at top and bottom. Pages browned but text is unaffected. Reading copy. "It was the final round of the great Pour Amour perfume competition. All the contestants had to do was solve the last five riddles and a million dollars in prize money would be awarded. Then the contest's creator was killed and the answers stolen from his wallet. It wasn't long before Nero Wolfe found the murderer... View more info

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Before Midnight

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $9.40

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1981

Seller ID: 007174

ISBN: 0553147978

Condition: Very Good


Slight spine slant, corners bumped, slight edge wear, some scuffing along back of spine, light paper lifts near bottom of cover. Binding tight, text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "It was the final round of the great Pour Amour perfume competition. All the contestants had to do was solve the last five riddles and a million dollars in prize money would be awarded. Then the contest's creator was killed and the answers stolen from his wallet. It wasn't long before Nero Wolfe found the murderer running tame in his townhouse."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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Black Orchids

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.75

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1992

Seller ID: 005348

ISBN: 0553257196

Condition: Very Good-


Spine somewhat creased, slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. New introduction by Lawrence Block, plus the 'World of Rex Stout' feature at the back shows the original Bantam Books cover illustration from 1982. A nice copy. "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 d... View more info

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Black Orchids

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $2.25

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books: 1972

Seller ID: 006929

Condition: Fair


Reading copy. Spine creased, slanted, covers worn, creased, scuffed, chipped, a couple pages loose but present, some dampstains not affecting text. Reading copy. "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 ... View more info

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Black Orchids A Nero Wolfe Double Mystery

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son: 1943

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 8816

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


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... 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 house any better than she'd have liked a street cleaner. When she invited me to dinner I figured it wasn't just to see if I kn... View more info

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Champagne for One

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Toronto, Bantam Books: 1968

Edition: 2nd Bantam Printing

Seller ID: 8702

Condition: Good+


Spine slanted, creased, a little edge wear, reading crease, some creasing and soiling to covers. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid reading copy. ; Bantam F3581, 152 pp, printed in Canada. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 152 pages; "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 house any better than she'd have liked a street cleaner. Wh... View more info

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Curtains for Three

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1966

Edition: 1st Paperback printing

Seller ID: 8790

Condition: Very Good


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:... View more info