A Bantam Book
Copyright 1948, 1949, 1950, By Rex Stout
2nd Printing…May 1966
Cover illustration by Norman Taste Brown
The Gun with Wings
Bullet for One
Disguise for Murder
FIRST THE POLICE!
THEN THE FBI!
Nero Wolfe was already making fools out of meddling, incompetent officialdom when the FBI was still just a glimmer in J. Edgar Hoover’s eye. He knows they’ve got a job to do. He just regrets they can’t do it better. No cop likes to have a door slammed in his face, but if it helps to catch a murderer, what else can Nero Wolfe do? No cop likes to have it thrown up in his face that he’s an inefficient bungler, but if it’s only the sad truth, who is Nero Wolfe to conceal it?,
In this collection, Nero Wolfe, the police baiter, is at his devastating best, which means that it’s a book no fan can afford to miss.
Rear Cover Intro:
A murder weapon that wouldn’t lie down and stay put … An opera star who could only whisper … A posse on horseback chasing a killer through New York’s Central Park … A desperate girl with so many aliases she”d almost forgotten who she really was.
CURTAINS FOR THREE
A stellar triple bill of mayhem and mystery by the great Rex Stout.