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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... View more info

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Might as Well Be Dead

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $5.50

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1977

Seller ID: 006800

ISBN: 0553029525

Condition: 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 m... View more info

Death of a Doxy

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, Viking Books: 1966

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 006862

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Black boards with orange lettering, 186 pp. Spine slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear, some dampstaining to boards and top edge, price written on front end paper. Interior is clean and unmarked. Jacket in new Brodart, spine sunned, some edge wear and soiling, 1 1/2" chip gone from base of spine, 1" triangular chip from bottom edge at center of front panel, some minor chipping along top edge and at center of spine. Overall a nice reading copy. ; 7¾" -... 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 ... View more info

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If Death Ever Slept

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Books: 1958

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 006950

Condition: 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 wa... View more info

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How Like a God

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $24.50

Publisher: New York, Vanguard Press, Inc.: 1947

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 006966

Condition: 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 wea... View more info

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The Mother Hunt

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.90

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1970

Seller ID: 007718

ISBN: 0553044680

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, binding fairly tight. Date stamped on top edge but no other stamps or markings. Pages tanned but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "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."; 6¾" - 7¾"... View more info

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Three at Wolfe's Door

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1978

Seller ID: 006997

ISBN: 0553107399

Condition: Very Good


186 pp. Slight spine slant, corners bumped, a little edge wear, light reading crease. Some yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. An attractive 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. But it's a rare crime where the great man himself has a corpse on his han... View more info

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Over My Dead Body

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.45

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books: 1966

Seller ID: 007015

Condition: Good


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... View more info

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The Final Deduction

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Books: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007024

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


Red cloth with dark blue lettering, 182 pp. Spine cocked, corners bumped, a little edge wear, '1961' written on front end paper. Jacket in new Brodart, moderate edge wear with a little chipping at corners, 2" chip at base and 1" chip at top of spine missing, back panel has several long creases and a 4" tear that has been taped. 2.95 price on flap. Overall a solid copy in a somewhat worn jacket. "The ransom note said -- 'We have your Jimmy safe and sou... View more info

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The Doorbell Rang

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $9.75

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1965

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 007027

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Red boards with black lettering, 186 pp. Slight spine slant, corners bumped, slight edge wear, binding fairly tight. Jacket in new Brodart, spine sunned, a little edge wear especially to top and base of spine, a couple small tears at top of front panel, a little rubbing. A nice copy. "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 w... View more info

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The Mother Hunt

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $16.75

Publisher: New York, Viking Books: 1963

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 007030

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Dark blue boards, orangish spine with blue lettering, 182 pp. Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear. Jacket in new Brodart, spine sunned, slight edge wear, a little rubbing and darkening. A nice copy. "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 ... View more info

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The Mother Hunt

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $10.95

Publisher: New York, Viking Books: 1963

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 007031

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Ex-library with typical markings, stamps, pocket on front end paper. Beige cloth with blue and red safety pins on front board, spine is blue and red with stencil type lettering. Spine slanted, corners a bit chipped, a little edge wear, a little soiling. Tape residue on boards where the (now missing) jacket was attached. Interior is bright and clean with no markings. A solid copy. "Before he died, Richard Valdon had made a lot of scenes. Nobody could deny it, abov... View more info

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Three Doors to Death

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1995

Seller ID: 007034

ISBN: 0553251279

Condition: Very Good


Spine slightly creased, slanted, corners bumped, light reading crease, slight edge wear, small creases across bottom corners, binding fairly tight. Edges yellowed but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "Money is the motive, love the weapon, and murder the crime in three cases for the great detective and his ever-capable assistant . . . There's the case of the couturiere, in which high passion and high fashion march side by side. There's the case of the rest... View more info

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Three Doors to Death

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $2.65

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1995

Seller ID: 007035

ISBN: 0553251279

Condition: Fair


Reading copy. Spine well creased and slanted, moderate edge wear and scuffing, corners creased or chipped, a little chipping along top edge of front cover. Pages browned but text is clean and unmarked. A solid reading copy. "Money is the motive, love the weapon, and murder the crime in three cases for the great detective and his ever-capable assistant . . . There's the case of the couturiere, in which high passion and high fashion march side by side. There's the ... View more info

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Trouble in Triplicate

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $5.35

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1974

Seller ID: 007038

Condition: Very Good


Spine a bit creased, slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear and darkening, sticker on back cover. A little browning but text is clean and unmarked. Incredibly brilliant Nero Wolfe, love of prize orchids and fine food, is without peer in the sphere of solving crime. But even the great man can't prevent a cold-blooded killing. In the most bone-chilling cases of his career, Wolfe takes on three clients with one thing in common-they all end up dead. As his confid... View more info

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Prisoner's Base

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1984

Edition: 9th New Bantam printing

Seller ID: 8713

Condition: Good


Ex-library with pocket and sticker. Spine slanted, creased, minor edge wear, some creasing and scuffing to covers. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. ; Nero Wolfe; Ex-Library; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 154 pages; "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 ... View more info

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The Black Mountain

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $32.50

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1955

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 007145

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Maroon boards with yellow lettering, 192 pp. Spine slightly cocked, Wear to all corners, slight edge wear and a bit of rubbing, owner's name inside cover, binding tight. Jacket in new Brodart, moderate edge wear and chipping, especially at corners, 1/2" chip at top of spine, spine a bit sunned, some rubbing and darkening. An attractive copy. "It's one thing for Nero to move his hand across a globe and put his finger on a distant seat of murder. It's quite ano... View more info

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The Final Deduction

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1985

Seller ID: 007147

ISBN: 0553252542

Condition: Good


Spine a bit slanted, corners bumped including some pages, minor edge wear and small edge tears, light reading crease, small crease across top corner, store stamp on front end paper, binding fairly tight. Pages browned but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "The ransom note said -- 'We have your Jimmy safe and sound. You can have him back all in one piece for $500,000 if you play it right. . .' The lady was upset. She didn't care about the money, but she lov... View more info

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Death of a Dude

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $5.60

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1981

Seller ID: 007830

ISBN: 0553148095

Condition: Good


Spine slightly slanted, some edge wear and rubbing, light reading crease, binding somewhat tight. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "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... View more info