First Jove/HBJ edition published January 1979
ARCHIE GOODWIN HAS TROUBLES TOOLike the day that Nero Wolfe, whose passion was horticulture, discovered that there were only three black orchids in the world-and they belonged to someone else! Nero Wolfe would do anything to get those orchids. All Archie had to do was sweep up the bodies.
Wolfe is determined to have his heart’s desire. To get it he conceals evidence… hides witnesses.. . leads police on a wild-goose chase… and locks himself in a lethal gas chamber with a killer’s hand at the valve!
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FER-DE-LANCE. THE LEAGUE OF FRIGHTENED MEN . NOT QUITE DEAD ENOUGH. OVER MY . DEAD BODY. THE RED BOX. THE RUBBER BAND SOME BURIED CAESAR. TOO MANY COOKS