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A Family Affair – January 1980 – Second Printing

A Family Afair - 1980 Second Printing - Front Cover A Family Afair - 1980 Second Printing - Back Cover

A Bantam Book
Copyright 1975 By Rex Stout
2nd Bantam Printing…January 1980

Contents:
A Family Affair

Rear Cover Intro:

For Nero Wolfe – the huge, orchid-growing gourmet whose admirable genius at untwisting the tangled knots of crime has no peer – this was one case that came too close to home. The murderer had the sheer nerve to blow up his victim in Wolfe’s Manhattan townhouse. Wolfe was going to solve this one on his own – without a fee – and keep it all in the family.

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Death of a Dude – July, 1973

While out looking for books today (April 10, 2008) the only Wolfe title that we came across just happened to be a copy of Death of a Dude, which happens to be the title that the Wolfe List is currently discussing (or not discussing as the case may be). So of course I got it, scanned it, and here it is, in all of it’s somewhat grayed out 1973 glory. 😉

Death of A Dude July 1973- Front Cover Death of a Dude July 1973 - Rear Cover

A Bantam Book
Copyright 1969 By Rex Stout
5th Printing…July 1973
Contents:
Death of a Dude
Rear Cover Intro:
Would Nero Wolfe leave his brownstone in Manhattan and travel halfway across the country to a dude ranch in Montana? Never! Unless assistant Archie Goodwin were there trying to solve a messy rifle shot murder…

Intro:

EAST IS EAST
WEST IS WEST

…and never the twain shall meet, or so orchid-growing, gourmet detective Nero Wolfe thought. That was, until he found himself on a dude ranch in Montana dealing with all sorts of un-Wolfean situations … like chairs too small for his bulk, belligerent sheriffs, uncooperative cowboys and unwed mothers.

DEATH OF A DUDE

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The Red Box- Sixth Printing – May 1972

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The Red Box - A Nero Wolfe Mystery By Rex Stout - Sixth Printing - May 1972 - Front Cover

The Red Box - Sixth Printing - May 1972 - Front Cover

The Red Box - A Nero Wolfe Mystery By Rex Stout - Sixth Printing - May 1972 - Rear Cover

The Red Box - Sixth Printing - May 1972 - Rear Cover

The Red Box- Sixth Printing – May 1972

A Pyramid Book
Copyright 1936, 1937, 1965, By Rex Stout
Sixth Printing – May 1972

Contents
The Red Box

Rear Cover Intro:

ARCHIE GOODWIN’S THE NAME

I’m the hard-hitting, good-looking sidekick of a beer-drinking, orchid-fancying giant genius of a detective named Nero Wolfe. Wolfe and I have worked on some pretty weird cases. This one I call —

THE RED BOX MURDERS

A beautiful model who should have been watching her figure never dreamed that one little piece of candy could kill her. But it did. And her untimely death put Nero Wolfe in line for the supreme insult of his career — another murder, right in his own home. He had to solve the case to save his pride. But the only clue was an odd red box — and, oddly enough, that had disappeared!

Inside Cover Text:

Orchids are his pride and passion; detection is his forte. He rarely moves his enormous person from his luxurious brownstone. He’s Rex Stout’s peerless solver of crimes

Nero Wolfe

Ably abetted by his quick-thinking, rugged cosleuth, Archie Goodwin, the noble detector of murderous motives and games of foul play takes on the case of a high-fashion corpse to

Save his reputation

in

The Red Box

A mind-boggling gem of mystery and detection!

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Bad For Business – A Tecumseh Fox Mystery – April 1968

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.

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Bad For Business – Tecumseh Fox – June 1982

Bad For Business – Tecumseh Fox

A Bantam Book Printed June 1982 – 1st printing

Rear Cover:

IN THE RED

Ann Duncan was a beautiful working girl who had a strong attachment to her job, an affection for her boss, and a frightening way of attracting trouble. Private investigator Tecumsch Fox met her when she literally walked into the bumper of his car. She promptly sped him off into the most puzzling case of Fox’s brilliant career. It all involved her family’s food enterprise called Tingley’s Tidbits. The firm was in an uproar because their appetizers were suddenly very unappetizing. This, of course, was bad for business. Profits dropped, but it was murder that kept them in the red.

Inside Cover:

BAD FOR BUSINESS

The agony was so dull that it was not agony. For some moments Amy was still not in any real sense a live creature, but mearly an incoherent and distant buzz of nerve impulses. Then something happened; namely, her eyes opened; but she hadn’t quite reached the level of knowing it. Soon, though, she did; she groaned adn made a mighty effort to lift herself with her arm as a lever; but her hand slipped and she was flat again just as enough consciousness returned for her to know that what her hand had slipped in was a pool of blood, and the object there on the floor an arm’s length away was the face and throat of Uncle Arthur…

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Fer-de-Lance – 50th Anniversary Edition paperback – 2nd printing, November 1984

Cat came in from shopping with this beautiful paperback today. THANKS Cat!

Always love getting a new Wolfe cover, but especially a special one like this! Will get back and add text asap, just gonna get the cover up for now.

Fer-de-Lance – 50th Anniversary Edition paperback

2nd printing, November 1984

A Bantam Book – published by arrangement with the author

PRINTING HISTORY
Farrar & Rinehart edition published 1934
Bantam edition published March 1983
Second Printing – November 1984

Copyright, 1934, 1962 by Rex Stout

Rear Cover Text:

Nero Wolfe’s very first recorded case!
Fer-de-Lance
A discarded newspaper, a young engineers mysterious disappearance, and the death of a college president induce the great detective to wager $1O,OOO with the district attorney – and help a young daughter prove her mother was no murderess.

Step into the unassuming Thirty-fifth Street brownstone. and join in the astounding exploits of Nero Wolfe. ,Marvel at his daily beer consumption, his unsurpassed appetite, the incredible expanse of his yellow silk pajamas. Bear witness to his unwavering, often infuriating addiction to fine foods, good books, beautiful orchids and custom-made chairs. Empathize with his confidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, archetypal private eye and man of action, whose primary function is prodding his immense employer into motion. See for yourself why, through a hundred million copies and seventy-two cases, the adventures of America’s largest private detective and his extended family continue to captivate and enthrall readers around the world. Discover Nero Wolfe – the greatest detective of them all.

This special 5Oth Anniversary Edition of Fer-de-Lance contains a 16-page retrospective of Nero Wolfe’s career by noted Rex Stout scholar John McAleer.

Inside Cover Text:

Praise for Nero Wolfe…

“It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore; he is part of the psyche of anybody who has ever turned over the pages of a mystery novel. Like Sherlock Holmes… he looms larger than life and, in some ways, is much more satisfactory.”
– The New York Times Book Review

“The most interesting great detective of them all.”
– Kingsley Amis, author of Lucky Jim

“The worst thorn in the flesh I know of.”
– Inspector L. T. Cramer, Manhattan South

“Nero Wolfe is one of the master creations.”
– James M. Cain, author of The Postman Always Rings Twice

“(Wolfe)…is the best of them all.”
– Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

“My favorite fatty.”
-Archie Goodwin

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Double for Death – A Tecumseh Fox Mystery – June 1964

Double for Death – A Tecumseh Fox Mystery

A PYRAMID BOOK – published by arrangement with the author

PRINTING HISTORY – Farrar & Rinehart edition published 1939
Pyramid edition published June 1964

Copyright, 1939 by Rex Stout

Rear Cover Text:

DOUBLE TROUBLE

Fox could handle a murder case, all right – that was his job. But the Ridley Thorpe killing looked like too much of one private detective – there were two of everything:

TWO Ridley Thorpes – and one not even dead!
TWO beautiful suspects
TWO very good motives
TWO hot-headed suitors
TWO murder weapons
… and finally
TWO murders!

It’s double trouble for Tecumseh Fox – and double enjoyment for readers, in one of Rex Stout’s most ingenious and thrilling mysteries!

Cover: Paul Bacon Studio

Inside Cover Text:

THE GUN

That had killed Thorpe lay on the desk.
The D. A. and the state cop waited for Fox to speak.
It was going to be tough. Fox’s client was dead…

…killed by Fox’s own gun!

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The Broken Vase – A Tecumseh Fox Mystery – March 1968

The Broken Vase - A Tecumseh Fox Mystery - March 1968 - Front Cover

The Broken Vase - A Tecumseh Fox Mystery - March 1968 - Front Cover

The Broken Vase - A Tecumseh Fox Mystery - March 1968 - Rear Cover

The Broken Vase - A Tecumseh Fox Mystery - March 1968 - Rear Cover

The Broken Vase – A Tecumseh Fox Mystery

A PYRAMID BOOK – published by arrangement with the author

PRINTING HISTORY – Farrar & Rinehart edition published 1941
Pyramid edition published March 1965
Second Printing March 1968

Copyright, 1941 by Rex Stout

Rear Cover Text:

Suicide or Murder

Jan Tusar walked off the Carnegie Hall stage, put down his violin, wrote a note, and put a bullet through his head – in front of two witnesses.

A clear case of suicide, the cops said – but detective Tecumseh Fox didn’t go for the easy answer.

Tusar was murdered, Fox claimed – and uncovered the diabolical trick that proved it. The next move was up to the killer – and it came fast.

The worlds of music and murder meet in this fast-paced adventure of Rex Stout’s sardonic sleuth.

Cover Design: Lembit Rauk
Cover Illustration: Len Goldberg

Inside Cover Text:

POISON ON PARK AVENUE

Someone drove Jan Tusar to kill himself. Detective Tecumseh Fox had all the suspects on hand – and no leads. Park Avenue playboy Perry Dunham knew more than he was telling, but Fox knew he could break Dunham –

– until someone slipped him a poisoned highball in front of eight witnesses!

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The Hand In The Glove – A Dol Bonner Mystery – September 1964

The Hand In The Glove - September 1964 - Front Cover

The Hand In The Glove - September 1964 - Front Cover

The Hand In The Glove - September 1964 - Rear Cover

The Hand In The Glove - September 1964 - Rear Cover

The Hand In The Glove – A Dol Bonner Mystery

A PYRAMID BOOK – published by arrangement with the author

PRINTING HISTORY – Farrar & Rinehart edition published 1937
Pyramid edition published September 1964

Copyright, 1937 by Rex Stout

Rear Cover Text:

Who hanged the host?
It could have been the “mystic” he’d threatened to expose…
It could have been the scientist who wanted two million dollars from him…
It could have been the reporter who’d threatened to kill him…
It could even have been Dol Bonner – and that gave the lethal lady detective a double reason for clearing up the case – fast.

Here’s Rex Stout’s most unusual detective – lovely to look at and hard as nails – in a mystery which is “sophisticated – surprising – ingenious” New York Times

Printed in U.S.A. A PYRAMID BOOK Cover: Paul Bacon Studio

Inside Cover Text:

Countdown for a Killer

“I know you killed Storrs,” Dol said calmly.
“Now you tell me why. You have until I’ve counted twenty, then I will shoot you. One . . .”

Dol Bonner’s methods were unorthodox – it’s certainly unusual to use a pistol as a lie detector – but they had led her through a tangle of false clues and well hidden motives to a showdown with the murderer. The case was closed. . . .

But who was moving behind her on silent feet?

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Rex Stout Book Index

Books by Rex Stout

Nero Wolfe Books and Stories

Other Mystery Novels

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