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