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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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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 to death under circumstances that don't quite wash. Now, to the dismay of a greedy board of directors and a fortune-hunting ... 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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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 knew it had to be murder. Fox had all the suspects on hand, but the clues were leading him nowhere . . . until a stolen Chines... 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 disposing of people who made him nervous. Nero Wolfe included. So when Wolfe realized his latest case led straight to X, it scared ... 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 who enforce government regulations, free enterprise advocates, and greedy civil servants to ferret out the killer. " 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 genius, Nero Wolfe, are more exciting, more violent than ever before. This new, full-length, mystery novel not only gives Nero fu... 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 will keep his name from ever being connected with the murder. Nero, at the same time, must get Orrie out of jail. He could easil... 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 travel halfway across the country to a dude ranch in Montana - Never! Unless assistant Archie Goodwin is there trying to sol... 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, claiming the authors have stolen their work and ingeniously planting evidence to back up their claims. But when punctuation gives... 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 book includes the first meeting between Archie Goodwin and Lily Rowan, who will become a fixture in his life through the end of... 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 assistant Archie Goodwin ducks bullets and dallies with dangerous ladies, Wolfe himself is marked for murder-and only his ow... 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 and put a bullet through his head - in front of witnesses. Then Tusar's violin disappeared and detective Tecumseh Fox knew ... 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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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 number of other novels published by Mercury around this time. The order coupon has been clipped from that page. Overall a soli... 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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Black Orchids / Cordially Invited to Meet Death

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, World Publishing Company: 1945

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 004594

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Tower Mystery T-309, green cloth VG/G+ with jacket in protective wraps. Corners bumped, slight edge wear, pages browning but clean and unmarked. Jacket Jacket has moderate edge wear with a little chipping primarily at top and base of spine neatly taped on the inside of the jacket, about a 1" stain on back cover. 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 g... View more info

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The Broken Vase

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $27.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1941

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 004597

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Ex-library with pocket inside cover and glue marks on front end paper. Handmade blank jacket in wraps. Spine slanted, backstrip frayed and torn along hinges, corners bumped, moderate edge wear and some chipping. Spine shaken, craked in a couple places, hinges weak. Edges browned but text is clean and unmarked. Reading 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 and put a bullet through his head - in front of witnesses. Then Tusar's violin disappeared and det... View more info

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If Death Ever Slept

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $24.50

Publisher: New York, Viking Books: 1957

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 004625

Condition: 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."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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The Father Hunt

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $16.75

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1968

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 004626

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped. Jacket has a little edge wear, spine sunned, a little darkening, small chipping at base of spine. A nice copy. Back cover has 'A Tribute to Rex Stout' by Jacques Barzun. "'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 of a million dollars' worth of skins in her closet. Bu... View more info