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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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In the Best Families

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1968

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 000177

Condition: Very Good


Spine and cover show some creases and a couple dents. Price stamped inside front cover. Back cover is kind of speckled -- probably from being shelved against another book or paper. "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 a good hundred pounds off him. ... 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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Kings Full of Aces: A Nero Wolfe Omnibus (Too Many Cooks, Plot It Yourself, Triple Jeopardy)

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1969

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 008046

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear. Interior clean and unmarked. Jacket in new Brodart, spine sunned, minor edge wear and chipping. An attractive copy. Three - in - one Nero Wolfe omnibus featuring two full-length novels and a threesome of short stories. Too Many Cooks - "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 drinking, and tell ea... 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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Might as Well Be Dead

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1967

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 8796

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing, light reading crease. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A fairly tight, attractive copy. ; Bantam F3299, 154 pp. 2nd paperback printing. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 154 pages; "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 dete... 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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Murder By the Book

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1968

Seller ID: 008231

Condition: Good


Bantam F3901, 168 pp. Spine slanted, somewhat creased, light reading crease, a little edge and cover wear. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid 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. Together with his confidential assistant... View more info

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Murder in E Minor

By: Goldsborough, Robert

Price: $7.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1986

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 008199

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Red boards with black lettering, 149 pp.Spine a bit cocked, corners bent, slight edge wear. A nice copy. Robert Goldsborough brings Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin back to life as he continues the series after Rex Stout's death. "Threatening notes have been sent to Milan Stevens, celebrated conductor of the New York Symphony. His niece, Maria, fears for her uncle's life and travels to the Thirty-fifth Street brownstone of Nero Wolfe. Archie can barely conceal his surprise when Wolfe agrees to investigate - Archie has just spent two spectacularly unsuccessful years trying to pry his ... View more info

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Murder in E Minor

By: Goldsborough, Robert

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 19878

Edition: 27th Edition; 1st Bantam printing

Seller ID: 8440

Condition: Good


Corners chipped, a little edge wear and chipping, light reading crease, some spine creasing. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid reading copy. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 196 pages; Robert Goldsborough brings Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin back to life as he continues the series after Rex Stout's death. "Threatening notes have been sent to Milan Stevens, celebrated conductor of the New York Symphony. His niece, Maria, fears for her uncle's life and travels to the Thirty-fifth Street brownstone of Nero Wolfe. Archie can barely conceal his surprise when Wolfe agrees ... View more info

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Not Quite Dead Enough

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $5.75

Publisher: New York, Jove Books: 1979

Edition: 27th Edition; 1st Jove Printing

Seller ID: 8628

ISBN: 0515051195

Condition: Very Good-


Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing, light reading crease. A little tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 158 pages; "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!" View more info

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Not Quite Dead Enough

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $6.75

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books: 1976

Edition: 27th Edition; Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 8798

ISBN: 0515041580

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. A fairly tight, attractive copy. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 158 pages; "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!" View more info

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Over My Dead Body

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books: 1976

Seller ID: 000511

ISBN: 0515041386

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, binding fairly tight. Light dampstain to lower corner of last 25 pages, text is not affected. A nice 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 of trouble and only zee great Nero Wolfe could assist her. Why Wolfe? Simple, the princess declared, after all, Neya was Nero's d... 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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Please Pass the Guilt

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1978

Seller ID: 008223

ISBN: 0553124587

Condition: Good


Spine rolled, a bit creased, corners bumped, minor edge wear and soiling. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy. "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 couldn't wash the blood off his hands? Nero Wolfe didn't want any part of it - but he was up to his neck in the toughest case of his career!"; 6¾" - 7¾... 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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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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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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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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Prisoner's Base

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1984

Edition: 9th New Bantam printing

Seller ID: 8713

Condition: Good


Ex-library with pocket and sticker. Spine slanted, creased, minor edge wear, some creasing and scuffing to covers. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. ; Nero Wolfe; Ex-Library; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 154 pages; "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... View more info