Her Forbidden Knight – 2000

HER FORBIDDEN KNIGHT

Copyright 1997 by Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc.

This appears to be a 2000 or later printing from the info on the inside back cover.

ISBN 0-7394-1087-3

Her Forbidden Knight - Hard Back Dust Jacket

Her Forbidden Knight - Hard Back Dust Jacket

Her Forbidden Knight - Hard Back Dust Jacket Inside Cover

Her Forbidden Knight - Hard Back Dust Jacket Inside Cover

Flyleaf front and back:

HER FORBIDDEN KNIGHT

Rex Stout

Prefiguring the devices and charades of the celebrated Nero Wolfe mysteries, Rex Stout’s first detective novel follows the fortunes of the pretty, young Lila Williams, a telegraph operator at New York’s swank Lamartine Hotel, as she becomes unwittingly enmeshed in the operations of a counterfeiting ring. For nothing here is quite what it seems, not even the safety Lila thinks she finds in the arms of the man who quickens the beat of her heart.

Out of print for decades and only recently available, this rare gem-which also contains “Out of the Line”, a Stout short story in book form for the first time shows the unmistakable Rex Stout style, making it a must for any fan!

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“Vintage Stout.. .An unexpected treasure’ from one of the grand masters of mystery.”-Booklist

Rex Stout (1886-1975) became an instant sensation when his first Nero Wolfe story, Fer de Lance, was serialized in The Saturday Evening Post and came out in book form in 1934. Before turning his hand to mystery writing, Stout invented a school banking system, which he helped install in 400 U.S. cities. Politically active during the war years, he wrote speeches and was chairman of the Writers War Board. During his illustrious and unparalleled career, Stout also served as the president of the Authors Guild, the Authors League of America, and the Mystery Writers of America.

Cover design @ 2000 by Tony Greco & Associates, Inc.

Printed in the U.S.A.

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2 thoughts on “Her Forbidden Knight – 2000

  1. Dave

    I read this right after getting it a couple of years ago and it was so unforgettable that I didn’t remember reading it till a few pages into it just now… 😦

    Not saying it is that bad. Far from it, it’s just not the Stout that we know from the Nero Wolfe series.

    This is more of a teenage boys or young mans adventure book. The language is a bit stilted and forced in places. The descriptions of people and places are there, just not as refined.

    Overall not a bad read. Just don’t expect it to be anything like the Wolfe series.

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  2. Updated cover scans Sept. 14 2007

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