Bad For Business – A Tecumseh Fox Mystery
A PYRAMID BOOK – published by arrangement with the author
PRINTING HISTORY – Farrar & Rinehart edition published 1940
Pyramid edition published September 1965
Copyright, 1940, 1968 by Rex Stout
Rear Cover Text:
Poison in the Pate
Someone was doctoring cans of Tingley’s Tidbits right in the factory. The doses weren’t lethal to the customers – but they would be to Tingley’s reputation if the sabotage didn’t stop. It looked like a case of cutthroat competition when private detective Tecumseh Fox took on the job –
– and then a throat was really cut!
With his own client the prime suspect, Fox hunts a killer through a maze of murder, scandal and blackmail.
“An exciting bout of deduction with one of Nero Wolfe’s closest rivals on the job. What more could you ask?” – Will Cuppy, The New York Herold Tribune
Cover Design: Lembit Rauk
Cover Illustration: Len Goldberg
Inside Cover Text:
The Defective Detective
– that’s what private investigator Amy Duncan felt like after she’d botched a romance… bungled her first important assignment… and been fired in disgrace.
Then Amy found a body – and also found herself neatly framed for murder. And the one man who could save her was the rival detective who’d helper land her in the mess…
… Tecumseh Fox.