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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

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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 o... 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... 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 marriag... 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 mont... View more info

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Prisoner's Base

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $27.25

Publisher: New York, Viking Books: 1952

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 004752

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Black boards with teal lettering, 186 pp. Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, binding fairly tight, a little browning inside covers. Jacket in protective wraps with some edge wear, small tear along back side of spine at top and bottom, a little chipping at top and base of spine. A nice copy. "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 ca... View more info

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Death of a Dude

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $5.95

Publisher: London, Fontana: 1976

Seller ID: 005271

ISBN: 0006136613

Condition: Good


Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, a few pages with top corner creases, store stamp on front end paper. A little browning 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!... View more info

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The Father Hunt

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005322

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Black cloth spine over red boards, 183 pp. Spine slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, binding fairly tight. A nice copy lacking the dust jacket. "'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 q... View more info

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Some Buried Caesar

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books: 1970

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 005331

ISBN: 0511022522

Condition: Fair


Reading copy. Spine creased and slanted, significant edge wear with several chunks missing along edges, covers creased with some soiling, price sticker on back cover, store stamp on front end paper, first few pages have corners curled up. Text is clean and unmarked. A solid reading 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 ... View more info

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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. "... 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 So... 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 ... View more info

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Three at Wolfe's Door

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $5.45

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1968

Seller ID: 005670

Condition: Very Good


154 pp. Spine slightly slanted with a hint of creasing, corners bumped, a little edge wear, reading crease, a little darkening. Some yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. A nice 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 m... View more info

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The Mountain Cat Murders

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 1964

Seller ID: 005677

Condition: Very Good


Dell 5849, 224 pp. Slight spine slant, corners bumped, slight edge wear with a little chipping at base of spine, owner's name on front end paper. A little browning but text is clean and unmarked. An attractive copy. "Glamorous, fabulously wealthy Wynne Cowles had a nickname that tailed her wherever she swung. She was called the Mountain Cat, some said because of her feline beauty, and others because of her ravenous appetite for pleasure. Now Wynne was back at the... View more info

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Where There's a Will

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $11.25

Publisher: Canada, Avon: 1968

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 005685

Condition: Good


Avon S870, 160 pp, printed in Canada. Reading copy. Spine a bit slanted with bottom 3/4" of backstrip missing and 2" tear from base along back cover (some tape residue along this tear). Front cover scuffed with creasing across upper corner, reading crease, and '30' written in upper right corner. Store stamp on front end paper from Ajax, Ontario. A little browning but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. "In one room of the old mansion a heavil... View more info

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Three Witnesses

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1976

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 005687

ISBN: 0553028499

Condition: Fair


Reading copy. Spine creased, slanted, some chipping along back edge, corners creased, some edge wear, covers somewhat creased and scuffed. 1" paper lift at bottom of front cover, a little damp staining. A little browning but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. "Three witnesses hold all the clues in three crimes of passion that have even Nero Wolfe guessing to the very end. Did the dead millionaire who suddenly came back to life - only to end up d... View more info

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Three Witnesses

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1966

Seller ID: 005688

ISBN: 0553249592

Condition: Good


Bantam F3155, 179 pp. Spine creased, slanted, some scuffing. Corners bumped, a little edge wear, reading crease, a little rubbing, owner's name on front end paper. Stain to bottom rear edges, text not affected. A little yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy. "Three witnesses hold all the clues in three crimes of passion that have even Nero Wolfe guessing to the very end. Did the dead millionaire who suddenly came back to life - only to end up de... View more info

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Prisoner's Base

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $11.95

Publisher: New York, Viking Books: 1952

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 006051

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Black boards with teal lettering, 186 pp. Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, minor edge wear, binding somewhat tight. A nice copy. "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 disma... View more info

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The Second Confession

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $7.75

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1949

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 006057

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted with two 1/8" holes, possibly from a pen or pencil point. Corners bumped, a little edge wear and a bit of rubbing. Rear pastedown partially torn along hinge, exposing some of the webbing. Some browning to edges, text is clean and unmarked. A nice reading copy. ; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; "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 murd... View more info