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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 case that has more than its share of dirty laundry. Just hours later Miss Eads and her maid are found strangled to death under ... 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! Unless assistant Archie Goodwin is there trying to solve a messy rifle shot murder in which his friend, Harvey Greve, is inv... 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 quarter of a million dollars' worth of skins in her closet. But even if she offered me the whole bag, I didn't like the idea o... 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 the mangled body of one of the family scions. Solving the mystery is no problem-but alas, the evidence keeps disappearing.&#... 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. "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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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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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 man himself has a corpse on his hands. Here in three separate, fascinating cases, propinquity puts murder right under Wolfe's... 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 mountain resort where she had picked up the name. She was here for her latest divorce, and in the meantime meant to have som... View more info

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Where There's a Will

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $11.25

Publisher: Canada, Avon: 1968

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 heavily-veiled woman screamed hysterically that she knew who had murdered her husband, Noel Hawthorne. At the same moment on a floo... 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 dead again - write his own death warrant years before? Will the black Labrador retriever who follows Archie home prove that ma... 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 dead again - write his own death warrant years before? Will the black Labrador retriever who follows Archie home prove that man... 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 dismay of a greedy board of directors and a fortune-hunting South American ex-husband, the astute Wolfe feels, on second thought, ... 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 murder strikes Archie's rival, Wolfe takes the case." "The latest adventures of the famous orchid-growing beer-drinki... View more info

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Three for the Chair

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1985

Seller ID: 006378

ISBN: 0553248138

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, slight edge wear, light reading crease, binding fairly tight. A little yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. Ad and post card for 'Agatha Christie Mystery Collection' bound into center of book. An 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 #1 involve... View more info

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The Sound of Murder (Original title: Alphabet Hicks)

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $6.45

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books: 1965

Seller ID: 006465

Condition: Good


Pyramid R-1123. Spine a bit slanted with a couple tears across, some edge wear, corners creased, reading crease, some darkening and scuffing, store stamp on title page. Pages tanned but text clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. "There was positive proof that Judith Dundee was double-crossing her industrialist husband -- and that she'd been involved in a brutal murder. Private detective Alphabet Hicks had the secret that would prove her innocence - but why was he keeping it hidden? Original title: Alphabet Hicks.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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Red Threads (A Green Door Mystery)

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books: 1964

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 006467

Condition: Very Good


Pyramid R-1098, 174 pp. Corners bumped, slight edge wear and a little rubbing, owner's name on front end paper, binding tight. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. An attractive copy. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; " Val Carew was a queer sort of person - very queer. A born gambler, he had gravitated from Oklahoma to Wall Street, and made a pile which he laid at the feet of his wife, a beautiful Indian girl of the Cherokee tribe. When she died prematurely, he built a magnificent tomb in her memory and there one summer morning the wealthy eccentric was found dead, struck down by an ... 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: $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

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" - 9¾" Tall; "Orrie Cather, one of Nero Wolfe's occasional employees, is in jail, suspected of murdering a lovely ... View more info