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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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A Right to Die

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1969

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 8705

Condition: Good+


Spine slanted with scuffing along edges, a little edge wear and soiling, tear to front cover at base of spine. Light darkening but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy. ; Bantam H4695, 136 pp. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 136 pages; "'Black and white marriages are like a red rag to a bull.' So says Negro civil rights worker Dunbar Whipple. But he never makes the altar - somebody permanently delays his white fiancee with a club, and Whipple is arrested. Enter Nero Wolfe. "Between them, Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin interview a colorful clutch of suspects... View more info

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And be a Villain

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.45

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1975

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 000176

Condition: Near Fine


"An audience participation murder. Madeline Fraser was an extremely beautiful world-renowned entertainer. Her show was so popular that when a guest on her program got publicly poisoned with the sponsor's own product, there were at least twenty million eyewitnesses. All Nero Wolfe had to do was to find out which witness was doubling as an assassin. The case was as 'show biz' as a chorus call, with enough gorgeous dolls on the scene to keep even Archie Goodwin occupied."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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And be a Villain

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $3.65

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, Bantam Books: 1968

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 001609

Condition: Good+


Spine somewhat creased, shelf-cocked. Corners bumped, top right corner slightly chipped. Minor edge wear, darkening. Slight foxing. "An audience participation murder. Madeline Fraser was an extremely beautiful world-renowned entertainer. Her show was so popular that when a guest on her program got publicly poisoned with the sponsor's own product, there were at least twenty million eyewitnesses. All Nero Wolfe had to do was to find out which witness was doubling as an assassin. The case was as 'show biz' as a chorus call, with enough gorgeous dolls on the scene to keep even Archie Goodw... View more info

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And Four to Go

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1974

Edition: New Bantam Edition

Seller ID: 007824

Condition: Good


Bantam Q8528, 200pp. Spine somewhat creased, rolled, minor edge wear and rubbing, reading crease, store stamp on front end paper. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. Bodies, blunt instruments, beautiful women and blood. . .four separate suspense-filled mysteries tackled by the big man himself: "Christmas Party" - 'Archie and his fiancee attend a gala office fete, compelling a curious Wolfe to condescend to some uncharacteristic theatrics. His dramatic technique is good, but doesn't win him an Oscar; rather, it places him under suspicion of murder.... 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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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: $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 his wallet. It wasn't long before Nero Wolfe found the murderer running tame in his townhouse."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall 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

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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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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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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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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 orchids in the world -- and they belonged to someone else! Picture Nero Wolfe maddened by lust -- fatso would do anything to g... View more info

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Champagne for One

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1975

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 001075

ISBN: 0553136577

Condition: Good


Spine/covers well creased. Shelf-cocked. Some general shelf wear, scuffing. Bookstore stamp inside cover and on page 1. Pages in quite good condition. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; "Mrs. Robilotti was a BILLIONAIRE! Yeah, that's what I said. Billion. She had hired Wolfe's brains and my legs - which is the way Wolfe likes to think about it - once before, when her emeralds turned up missing. Mrs. Robilotti didn't like a private detective around the house any better than she'd have liked a street cleaner. When she invited me to dinner I figured it wasn't just to see if I kn... View more info

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Champagne for One

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Toronto, Bantam Books: 1968

Edition: 2nd Bantam Printing

Seller ID: 8702

Condition: Good+


Spine slanted, creased, a little edge wear, reading crease, some creasing and soiling to covers. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid reading copy. ; Bantam F3581, 152 pp, printed in Canada. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 152 pages; "Mrs. Robilotti was a BILLIONAIRE! Yeah, that's what I said. Billion. She had hired Wolfe's brains and my legs - which is the way Wolfe likes to think about it - once before, when her emeralds turned up missing. Mrs. Robilotti didn't like a private detective around the house any better than she'd have liked a street cleaner. Wh... View more info

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Death of a Doxy

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $3.35

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1995

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 002630

ISBN: 0553276069

Condition: Good+


Spine somewhat creased, slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear. A nice copy. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; "Orrie Cather, one of Nero Wolfe's occasional employees, is in jail, suspected of murdering a lovely young thing. The lovely young thing has been the well-kept possession of a certain wealthy and influential man who has reasons for not wishing his name dragged into the case. " The wealthy man offers to share his wealth with Nero - providing Nero will keep his name from ever being connected with the murder. Nero, at the same time, must get Orrie out of jail. He could easil... 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

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Death of a Doxy

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.44

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1967

Edition: Twentieth Edition; 1st Bantam printing

Seller ID: 8342

Condition: Very Good


Bantam F3476, first paperback printing. Slight spine crease, light reading crease, corners bumped, a little edge wear. Pages tanned but text is clean and unmarked. An attractive copy. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 122 pages; "Orrie Cather, one of Nero Wolfe's occasional employees, is in jail, suspected of murdering a lovely young thing. The lovely young thing has been the well-kept possession of a certain wealthy and influential man who has reasons for not wishing his name dragged into the case. " The wealthy man offers to share his wealth with Nero - providing Nero will keep his... View more info

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Death of a Dude

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1969

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 002635

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


Spine slanted, corners bumped, minor edge wear, chipping, darkening along top edge. Jacket is in two pieces, torn along back edge of spine. Some edge wear, sunning to spine, 1 1/2" chunks missing at top and bottom of spine. Overall 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 sol... View more info