Prisoner’s Base

Prisoner’s Base – 1952 – Book Club Edition – For Sale

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Prisoner's Base - 1952 - Book Club Edition - Dust Jacket Front Cover - For Sale

Prisoner's Base - 1952 - Book Club Edition - Dust Jacket Front Cover - For Sale

Prisoner's Base - 1952 - Book Club Edition - Dust Jacket Rear Cover - For Sale

Prisoner's Base - 1952 - Book Club Edition - Dust Jacket Rear Cover - For Sale

Copyright 1952 By Rex Stout
The Viking Press
Jacket Design By Bill English

Rear Cover Intro:

When Nero Wolfe turned down the easiest ten-thousand-dollar fee ever offered him, he didn’t expect to get involved in a deadly game – a game that reminded Archie of a grim version of prisoner’s base.
Nor did Archie imagine that he would ever be working so closely with the New York Police.

Inside Front Cover:

Prisoner’s Base
A Nero Wolfe Novel
By Rex Stout

Readers who have long followed the adventures of Nero Wolfe will surely agre not only that this is one of the neatest murder puzzles ever set down by Rex Stout, but also that it is the most exciting, adventure-filled, and breathless story he ever told.
Nero Wolfe has represented some pretty unusual clients in his time, but in this one, his client – believe it or not – is the fast-talking, hard-hitting, skirt-chasing assistant and companion to Nero, Archie Goodwin himself.
We’ll make three bets with you abut Prisoner’s Base: First – you won’t solve it. Second – you’ll agree that no author ever played more fair with his readers. Third – when you finish it, you will feel as if you have been on a forty-eight-hour, breath-taking, danger-filled chase up and down the avenues of New York, into some of Manhattan’s darkest and more terror-filled alleys.

Inside Back Cover:

From The New Yorker
Profile of Rex Stout:

“Nero Wolfe, the fat detective of Rex Stout’s novels, towers over his rivals in one respect: he is a superman who talks like a superman. It is a very tough literary trick to make a mastermind sound like a mastermind. Most of the storybook detectives are to much like the new ultra-scientific calculating machines, which have gorgeous electronic brains for solving problems but no particular talent for dialogue. Genius is the curse of the mystery story. It tends to destroy individuality and drag everybody down to the same level. It is harder to tell intellectual giants apart than Hollywood blonds. Nero, however, is an exceptional character creation – a genius who rises above mediocrity.”

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Prisoner’s Base – 1952 – Book Club Edition

Prisoner's Base - 1952 - Book Club Edition - Dust Jacket Front Cover

Prisoner's Base - 1952 - Book Club Edition - Dust Jacket Front Cover

Prisoner's Base - 1952 - Book Club Edition - Dust Jacket Rear Cover

Prisoner's Base - 1952 - Book Club Edition - Dust Jacket Rear Cover

Copyright 1952 By Rex Stout
The Viking Press
Jacket Design By Bill English

Rear Cover Intro:

When Nero Wolfe turned down the easiest ten-thousand-dollar fee ever offered him, he didn’t expect to get involved in a deadly game – a game that reminded Archie of a grim version of prisoner’s base.
Nor did Archie imagine that he would ever be working so closely with the New York Police.

Inside Front Cover:

Prisoner’s Base
A Nero Wolfe Novel
By Rex Stout

Readers who have long followed the adventures of Nero Wolfe will surely agree not only that this is one of the neatest murder puzzles ever set down by Rex Stout, but also that it is the most exciting, adventure-filled, and breathless story he ever told.
Nero Wolfe has represented some pretty unusual clients in his time, but in this one, his client – believe it or not – is the fast-talking, hard-hitting, skirt-chasing assistant and companion to Nero, Archie Goodwin himself.
We’ll make three bets with you abut Prisoner’s Base: First – you won’t solve it. Second – you’ll agree that no author ever played more fair with his readers. Third – when you finish it, you will feel as if you have been on a forty-eight-hour, breath-taking, danger-filled chase up and down the avenues of New York, into some of Manhattan’s darkest and more terror-filled alleys.

Inside Back Cover:

From The New Yorker
Profile of Rex Stout:

“Nero Wolfe, the fat detective of Rex Stout’s novels, towers over his rivals in one respect: he is a superman who talks like a superman. It is a very tough literary trick to make a mastermind sound like a mastermind. Most of the storybook detectives are to much like the new ultra-scientific calculating machines, which have gorgeous electronic brains for solving problems but no particular talent for dialogue. Genius is the curse of the mystery story. It tends to destroy individuality and drag everybody down to the same level. It is harder to tell intellectual giants apart than Hollywood blonds. Nero, however, is an exceptional character creation – a genius who rises above mediocrity.”

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Prisoner’s Base – March 1969 – Second Printing

Prisoner's Base - March 1969 - Second Printing - Front Cover

Prisoner's Base - March 1969 - Second Printing - Front Cover

Prisoner's Base - March 1969 - Second Printing - Rear Cover

Prisoner's Base - March 1969 - Second Printing - Rear Cover

A Bantam Book
Copyright 1952 By Rex Stout
2nd Printing – March 1969

Rear Cover Intro:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABY

It promised to be a wild celebration.
Nero Wolfe and the inimitable Archie Goodwin were invited to throw a surprise party.
The party girl, Priscilla Eads, was expecting a big present – An eight million dollar inheritance.
The only catch was that the way things were going, there was a fifty-fifty chance she would be murdered first!
But Wolfe knew the odds – And he was determined to get his fee!

Prisoner’s Base

A masterpiece of murder, mayhem and mystery with the unflappable Nero Wolfe and the ever-cool Archie Goodwin

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Prisoner’s Base – December 1963 – First Printing

Prisoner's Base - December 1963 - First Printing - Front Cover

Prisoner's Base - December 1963 - First Printing - Front Cover

Prisoner's Base - December 1963 - First Printing - Rear Cover

Prisoner's Base - December 1963 - First Printing - Rear Cover

A Bantam Book
Copyright 1952 By Rex Stout
New edition Printing…December 1963

Rear Cover Intro:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABY

It promised to be a wild celebration.

Nero Wolfe and the inimitable Archie Goodwin were invited to throw a surprise party.

The party girl, Priscilla Eads, was expecting a big present. She was getting eight million dollars… if she didn’t get murdered first.

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