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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 was sweep up the bodies. Nero Wolfe is determined to have his heart's desire. To get it he conceals evidence. . . hides ... 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 was strictly his own problem. Nero Wolfe never meddled in marital intrigue. . . never until marriage turned to murder and the ... 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 wear and rubbing. A good reading copy. "Rex Stout's fascinating story of Bill Sidney, a man of 41, whose sanity and life... 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 cut short by Wolfe's refusal to take her case. According to the princess, a friend of hers -- Neya Tormic -- was in a heap o... 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 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 ... 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 wires are being tapped, and her privacy is being otherwise invaded. She demands that Wolfe help her to find relief and offers ... 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, 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 c... 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 restaurateur, in which Archie, proving himself as able at deduction as Nero, spots a key clue and master-minds it all by himself.... 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 case of the restaurateur, in which Archie, proving himself as able at deduction as Nero, spots a key clue and master-minds it... 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 confidential assistant Archie Goodwin ducks bullets and dallies with dangerous ladies, Wolfe himself is marked for murder-and only ... 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 loved her husband and she wanted him back. So she took the ransom note to Nero Wolfe. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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Before Midnight

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $9.40

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1981

Seller ID: 007174

ISBN: 0553147978

Condition: Very Good


Slight spine slant, corners bumped, slight edge wear, some scuffing along back of spine, light paper lifts near bottom of cover. Binding tight, 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."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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Murder By the Book

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $7.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1985

Seller ID: 007198

ISBN: 0553248847

Condition: Good


Spine creased and rolled, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, postcard tipped into center of book has been ragged removed. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid reading copy. "Clasping one of his precious orchids, the incredibly brilliant gourmet Nero Wolfe has a question to tax his daring deductive genius. Could a book be responsible for murder? Impossible. And yet those who made the mistake of knowing its contents were goners. The total so far: four victims. The only clues: A cryptic quotation from the Bible, and a list of names in a dead man's pocket. Toge... View more info

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Might as Well Be Dead

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1977

Seller ID: 007309

ISBN: 0553029525

Condition: Good


Spine somewhat creased and rolled, some edge wear and rubbing, 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 murder? It's a case that will draw the great detective and his dedicated sidekick into a sticky web of deceit, one that will tax their resource... View more info

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The Rubber Band

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $9.75

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1982

Seller ID: 007318

ISBN: 0553204866

Condition: Very Good


Spine a bit rolled, slight edge wear and rubbing, reading crease. Pages somewhat tanned but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "Anthony D. Perry, the tycoon director of the Metropolitan Trust Company, is one of Nero Wolfe's best clients. When $30,000 is stolen from the office of the senior vice-president of his corporation, Perry runs to the master sleuth for help. But Wolfe has no intention of discussing the event as it is the hour of his 'prescribed exercise' . . . throwing darts and tending to his 10,000 rare orchids. "This leaves Archie Goodwin to do the legwork. Cla... View more info

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The Final Deduction

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $8.45

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1968

Seller ID: 007381

Condition: Good


Bantam F3848, 124 pp. Spine a bit creased and rolled with a little chipping at top and base. Minor edge wear and rubbing, reading crease. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid 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 loved her husband and she wanted him back. So she took the ransom note to Nero Wolfe. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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Red Threads (A Green Door Mystery)

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $6.85

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books: 1973

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 007523

ISBN: 0515030716

Condition: Good


Pyramid N3071, 174 pp. Spine slightly slanted, light reading crease, corners bumped, a little edge wear, covers show a little scratching and scuffing. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice reading 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... View more info

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Too Many Cooks (Dell Mapback #540)

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 1951

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 007524

Condition: Fair


Reading copy. Dell mapback #540, 223 pp. Second mapback edition with cover and map by Robert Stanley. Spine creased and rolled, covers have significant crreasing and scuffing. Binding fairly tight but appears fragile. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. Reading copy but with Dell's unique map feature. "They're 'The Fifteen Masters.' These babies are famous. One of them cooks sausages that people fight duels over. They meet every five years on the home grounds of the oldest one of their number. Nero Wolfe is the guest of honor. They'll do a lot of cooking and eating and drinkin... View more info

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Bad for Business (A Green Door Mystery)

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books: 1965

Seller ID: 007717

Condition: Very Good


Pyramid R-1166, 172 pp. Spine a bit rolled, minor edge wear, reading crease, corner creases, some scuffing to back cover. Pages tanned but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading 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 cut! With his own client the pri... View more info

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The Mother Hunt

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $5.75

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. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; "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." View more info