Murder By The Book – 1969 5th Printing

Murder By The Book - 1969 5th Printing - Front Cover

Murder By The Book - 1969 5th Printing - Front Cover

Murder By The Book - 1969 5th Printing - Rear Cover

Murder By The Book - 1969 5th Printing - Rear Cover

A Bantam Book
Copyright 1951 By Rex Stout
Fifth Printing – August 1969

Flyleaf:

Two murders, not a trace of the killers, and no clues. Nero Wolfe was angry. He had me mercilessly running down every lead we had.

And now here I stood in the small empty room. I went over to the open window and looked down. It was a moment before I caught sight of the woman who lay crumpled on the sidewalk, her head twisted queerly.

The realization hit me like a blow: I had to go back and face Nero Wolfe, tell him that I was two minutes too late . . .

MURDER BY THE BOOK

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…

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