Black Orchids

Black Orchids – January 1975 Seventh Printing

Black Orchids - January 1975 - front cover Black Orchids - January 1975 - rear cover

A Pyramid Book
Seventh Printing – January 1975

Rear Cover:

Archie Goodwinhas troubles too. Nero Wolfe , for instance. Like the day my horticulturist boss discovered there were only three black orchids in the world — and they belonged to someone else!Picture Nero Wolfe Maddened by lust — fatso would do anything to get those orchids. All yours truly had to do was sweep up the bodies.

Black Orchids

Nero 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 on the valve!
The reader is also CORDIALLY INVITED TO MEET DEATH as Archie Goodwin trips over an alligator and lands in the middle of murder.

“FIRST CLASS” –TIME MAGAZINE

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Black Orchids – January 1979

Black Orchids - January 1979 - front cover Black Orchids - January 1979 - back cover

First Jove/HBJ edition published January 1979

Rear Cover:

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!

“FIRST CLASS!” -TIME MAGAZINE – AND DON’T MISS THESE OTHER NERO WOLFE ADVENTURES!

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

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Black Orchids – 19??

If anyone has any publishing information and/or rear/inside front cover introduction from this
edition please email me at depatty@gmail.com … TIA Dave

This scan was donated by Leo Heller aka
Michael Largey. Thanks Michael!

Black Orchids - 19??

Copyright 1941 and 1942 By Rex Stout

Cover is of a Avon paperback, date of publication
unknown.

From the type of artwork, the dress and hairstyle of the woman I would think this was
published in the late 40’s or early 50’s.

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Black Orchids – June 1992 Bantam Reissue

Black Orchids - June 1992 - front cover Black Orchids - June 1992 - back cover

Copyright 1941 and 1942 By Rex Stout
A Bantam Book
Bantam Reissue… June 1992

Contents
Introduction by Lawrence Block
Black Orchids
Cordially Invited To Meet Death

Rear Cover Intro:

BLACK ORCHIDS

Nero Wolfe has left his comfortable brownstone for the promise of a remarkably black orchid at a flower show — but before Wolfe and his perennially hardy sidekick, Archie Goodwin, have a chance to stop and smell the roses, a diabolically daring murder takes place right under their noses and puts a blight on the proceedings. Now Wolfe’s fancy turns to thoughts of weeding out a murderer — one who’s definitely not a garden-variety killer. Only then will Wolfe be ready to throw his weight into a second thorny case, involving a rich society widow bedeviled by poison-pen letters — and a poisonous plot as black as Wolfe’s orchids… with roots that are even more twisted.

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Black Orchids – September 1968 Third Printing

Black Orchids - September 1968 - front cover Black Orchids - September 1968 - back cover

Copyright 1941 and 1942 By Rex Stout
A Pyramid Book
Third Printing… September 1968

Contents
Black Orchids
Cordially Invited To Meet Death

Rear Cover Intro:

NERO WOLFE WAS GREEN WITH ENVY

There were only three black orchids in the world — and they belonged to someone else. To get those orchids, Wolfe would do anything: conceal murder evidence… hide witnesses… lead the police on a wild-goose chase… and lock himself in a lethal gas chamber with a killer’s hand on the valve!

The reader is also CORDIALLY INVITED TO MEET DEATH as Archie Goodwin trips over an alligator and lands in the middle of murder — “Here are two Nero Wolfe stories for the price of one, and if that isn’t a bargain you never saw one!” -THE NEW YORK TIMES

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