The Sound Of Murder – Original title: Alphabet Hicks
A PYRAMID BOOK – published by arrangement with the author
Pyramid edition published January, 1965
Fifth Printing, February 1974
Copyright, 1941, 1969 by Rex Stout
Rear Cover Text:
Meet the amazing Alphabet Hicks…
Disbarred lawyer, uncommon cabby and investigator extraordinary, who confronts cynical cops and conniving corporations as he pieces together a complex series of confusing clues to trap a cold-blooded killer.
“A slick snoop and an entertaining fellow.” – Herald Tribune
“… has well earned the right to place alongside Nero Wolfe and Tecumseh Fox in the Rex Stout detective agency.” – The New York Times
Inside Cover Text:
An Intimate Problem
There was proof positive that Judith Dundee was double-crossing her industrialist husband – and that she’d been involved in a brutal murder.
Private Detective Alphabet Hicks had the secret that would prove her innocence… but why was he keeping it hidden?