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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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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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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

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Death of a Doxy

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $3.35

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1995

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 002630

ISBN: 0553276069

Condition: Good+


Spine somewhat creased, slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear. A nice copy. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; "Orrie Cather, one of Nero Wolfe's occasional employees, is in jail, suspected of murdering a lovely young thing. The lovely young thing has been the well-kept possession of a certain wealthy and influential man who has reasons for not wishing his name dragged into the case. " The wealthy man offers to share his wealth with Nero - providing Nero wil... View more info

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Death of a Dude

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1969

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 002635

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


Spine slanted, corners bumped, minor edge wear, chipping, darkening along top edge. Jacket is in two pieces, torn along back edge of spine. Some edge wear, sunning to spine, 1 1/2" chunks missing at top and bottom of spine. Overall 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... View more info

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Not Quite Dead Enough

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Jove Books: 1979

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 002675

ISBN: 0515051195

Condition: 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!"; 6¾&... View more info

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Plot It Yourself

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1959

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 002677

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Spine a bit slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear including a couple dents along top edge. Spine is sunned, date and number written inside cover. A solid copy. "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, claim... View more info

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Some Buried Caesar

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Jove Books: 1979

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 002681

ISBN: 0515051187

Condition: Good+


Spine, covers a bit creased, spine slanted. Corners bumped, a little rubbing, slight edge wear. A little yellowing but overall an attractive copy. "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 mangled body of one of the family scions. Solving the mystery is no problem-but alas, the evidence keeps disappearing." This bo... View more info

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Trouble in Triplicate

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1974

Seller ID: 002842

Condition: Good+


Spine a bit creased, slanted, corners bumped, minor edge wear, front cover creased near spine. A little yellowing, 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 confidential... View more info

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The Broken Vase

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.70

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books: 1974

Seller ID: 003251

Condition: Good


Covers a bit creased, primarily along lower edge (bottom right corner of book bent back slightly), corners bumped including a few pages, a little scuffing to front cover, front free end paper is creased at bottom right corner. A little but text is clean and unmarked. A fairly tight, attractive copy. 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... View more info

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The Father Hunt

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1968

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 003530

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Spine slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket has some edge wear plus a little chipping to top and base of spine. An attractive copy. "'Dear Amy, This money is from your father. I have not seen him or heard from him since four months before you were born, but two weeks after you were born I received a bank check for one thousand dollars in the mail, and I have received one every month since then . . .' That's how Amy Denovo ended up with a quarter ... View more info

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The Golden Spiders

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1953

Edition: Likely First Edition

Seller ID: 003902

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Corners bumped, moderate edge wear, chipping, some soiling to boards. Some browning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "A new kind of criminal. . . . A new kind of crime . . . A new kind of client . . . Nero Wolfe risks Archie's neck in pursuit of the mysterious wearer of the Golden Spiders -- and a vicious killer who murders souls as well as bodies. "; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Please Pass the Guilt

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1973

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 004001

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


Spine slanted, corners bumped, some edge wear, chipping. Jacket shows some edge wear and chipping, rubbing esp. along spine, 1" closed tear at bottom of back cover. "A bomb blows up in the desk of a top TV executive. Was it intended for him or the man who opened the drawer? They each had enemies enough to die a dozen times over. Was it the jealous wife or the ambitious partner? The secretary who got passed around like an inter-office memo? Or the man who coul... View more info

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The League of Frightened Men

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The American Mercury: 1941

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 004146

Condition: Good


Corners bumped, moderate edge wear esp. along spine. Top and base of spine have a little chipping and small tears to front cover along edge of spine. There is a bit of a curve to the book, and one can distinguish a slight gap at the spine between each of the four gatherings. This is a Mercury Mystery reprint of the original book, published by Lawrence E. Spivak, Mercury Book No. 48 probably in 1941. It was abridged for this edition. There is an advertisement page for a n... View more info

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Three for the Chair

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1963

Seller ID: 004161

Condition: Good+


Bantam F2703. Spine a bit creased, corners bumped, a little edge wear, some yellowing. A fairly tight, attractive copy. A trio of Nero Wolfe mystery stories, including 'A Window for Death', 'Immune to Murder', and 'Too Many Detectives." "One thing is certain to distract Nero Wolfe from his culinary and horticultural pursuits . . . murder. And this time Wolfe and his invaluable assistant Archie Goodwin are called in to investigate three murder cases. Case... 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 hi... View more info

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Trio for Blunt Instruments

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $5.75

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1980

Seller ID: 004529

ISBN: 0553132326

Condition: Good+


Spine slightly slanted, some chipping at bottom and top of spine, corners bumped, some edge wear, some yellowing, reading crease. Binding cracked in one spot. Text clean and unmarked. Overall, a nice copy. 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 ... View more info