A Bantam Book
Copyright 1951 By Rex Stout
Third Printing…December 1968
Rear Cover Intro:
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.
The suspect: One mysterious book.
Even Nero Wolfe was stumped until a somewhat wilted blond passionflower stumbled onto the scene – in all innocence…