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The Doorbell Rang

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.75

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1977

Edition: New Bantam Edition; Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 8793

ISBN: 0553114093

Condition: Very Good


Bantam #11409-3, 153 pp. Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 153 pages; "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 him the largest retainer he has ever seen. Wolfe, with some hesitation, takes the case and quickly encounters a mu... 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

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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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The Father Hunt

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1969

Edition: 27th Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 8520

Condition: Very Good


Corners a little chipped, minor edge wear, light reading crease, a little sunning to covers. A nice copy. ; Bantam H4467, 139 pp. 2nd Bantam printing. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 139 pages; "'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 offere... 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 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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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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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 Golden Spiders

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1989

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 007884

ISBN: 0553277804

Condition: Very Good-


Spine somewhat creased, rolled, minor edge wear, a little chipping at top and base of spine. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "Incredibly brilliant Nero Wolfe, lover of fine food and prize orchids, is famous for his genius at detection. He is also famous for his wealthy clients and extremely high fees. So why has Wolfe accepted a case for $4.30? And why have the last two people to hire him been ruthlessly murdered? While his confidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, dresses as a mortician to find out, Wolfe considers the cryptic clues: a gray Cadillac, a mysteri... View more info

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The Golden Spiders

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1969

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 8629

Condition: Good+


Spine a little slanted and creased, corners bumped, minor edge wear, rubbing, and soiling, light reading crease. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. ; Bantam F3991. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 150 pages; "Incredibly brilliant Nero Wolfe, lover of fine food and prize orchids, is famous for his genius at detection. He is also famous for his wealthy clients and extremely high fees. So why has Wolfe accepted a case for $4.30? And why have the last two people to hire him been ruthlessly murdered? While his confidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, dresses as a morti... View more info

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The Hand in the Glove (A Green Door Mystery)

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books: 1968

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 007887

Condition: Good


Pyramid X1923, 190 pp. minor edge wear, corners bent, some paper lifts to front cover. Pages a bit tanned but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. In a departure from Nero Wolfe, this mystery features Dol Bonner, a private investigator with her own agency. She goes on to make at least one appearance in a later Nero Wolfe story. "Dol Bonner's methods were unorthodox - it's certainly unusual to use a pistol as a lie detector - but they had led her through a tangle of false clues and well-hidden motives to a showdown with the murderer. The case was closed . . . . But who ... View more info

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The Last Coincidence (A Nero Wolfe Mystery)

By: Goldsborough, Robert

Price: $6.75

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1989

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 003316

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good+ dust jacket


Free endpaper removed. DJ shows very minor shelfwear. A bright, attractive copy. ; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 183 pages; Goldsborough's fourth Nero Wolfe novel. "Playboy Sparky Linville has a nasty notion of fun and games. But when he picks popular Noreen James as his unwilling playmate, the result is murder - and a case that will rock Manhattan’s trendy Upper East Side and divide the family of Lily Rowan, Noreen’s aunt. " As furor rages in the local press and the police fix their attention on her relatives, Lily turns to her old friend and confidant Archie Goodwin for... 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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The League of Frightened Men

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books: 1976

Seller ID: 007799

ISBN: 0515041432

Condition: Very Good


Pyramid V4143, 207 pp. Reading crease, a little edge wear and rubbing, small crease across back top corner. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "There is no mystery, but Andrew Hibbard offers Nero Wolfe five hundred dollars a week. There is no proof of murder, yet two men have died and thirty more including bankers, lawyers, doctors, professors and salesmen, have been threatened. There is no doubt of who is guilty - he has published his confession and circulated threatening verses to his future victims - yet no one can stop this string of murders without proper ev... View more info

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The League of Frightened Men

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books: 1976

Seller ID: 008230

ISBN: 0515041432

Condition: Good


Pyramid V4143, 207 pp. Some edge wear, reading crease, cover wear and speckling. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. "There is no mystery, but Andrew Hibbard offers Nero Wolfe five hundred dollars a week. There is no proof of murder, yet two men have died and thirty more including bankers, lawyers, doctors, professors and salesmen, have been threatened. There is no doubt of who is guilty - he has published his confession and circulated threatening verses to his future victims - yet no one can stop this string of murders without proper evidence. "W... View more info

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The Missing Chapter: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

By: Goldsborough, Robert

Price: $8.75

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1994

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 8358

ISBN: 0553072412

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped, a little edge wear primarily at base of spine. Jacket shows a little edge wear and rubbing. A nice copy. ; Black boards with gold lettering, jacket protected in new Brodart. ; 7 ¾" - 9 ¾" Tall; 176 pages; "Charles Childress, the author tapped to continue the beloved Sergeant Barnstable detective stories when the originator died, may not have been the most gifted writer in the world, but he did have his talents. Contentious, combative, and exceedingly vengeful, Childress had an unsurpassed way of making enemies Which is why, when the pol... 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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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

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The Mother Hunt

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.75

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1981

Edition: Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 8797

ISBN: 0553201158

Condition: Very Good-


Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, light reading crease. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 138 pages; "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

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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