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Champagne For One – January 1996 – Bantam Reissue – 8th Printing

Champagne For One –Bantam Reissue - January 1996 - 8th Printing - Front Cover

Champagne For One –Bantam Reissue - January 1996 - 8th Printing - Front Cover

Champagne For One –Bantam Reissue - January 1996 - 8th Printing - Rear Cover

Champagne For One –Bantam Reissue - January 1996 - 8th Printing - Rear Cover

A Bantam Book
Copyright 1958 By Rex Stout
Bantam Reissue Edition – January 1996
8th Printing

Contents:

Champagne For One

Rear Cover Intro:

CHAMPAGNE FOR ONE

Faith Usher had a decidedly morbid personality. She talked about taking her life, and kept cyanide in her purse. So when she collapses and dies from a lethal champagne cocktail in the middle of a high society dinner party, everyone calls it suicide – including the police. But Archie was watching it all, and suspects it was murder.  So does Nero Wolfe, especially after he’s warned by four men against taking the case.  For the world’s most formidable detective it is a tantalizing puzzle involving an unlikely combination of philanthropy, deception, blackmail, and an unrepentant killer who just may have committed the perfect crime.

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The Doorbell Rang – October 1971 – Third Printing

The Doorbell Rang - October 1971 - Third Printing - Front Cover The Doorbell Rang - October 1971 - Third Printing - Back Cover

A Bantam Book
Copyright 1965 By Rex Stout
New Bantam Printing…October 1971
Third Printing

Contents
The Doorbell Rang

Rear Cover Intro:

No one intimidates Nero Wolfe –
Not even J. Edgar Hoover…
Retained with the unbelievable fee of
$100,000, the portly paragon of detection myst
get the FBI off his client’s back. Along comes
Murder adn the hottest water
the wizard of 35th street has ever been in.
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THE DOORBELL RANG
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Superb Suspense with masterly Nero Wolfe
and dapper Archie Goodwin

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Death of a Doxy – October 1967 – Second Printing

Death Of A Doxy - October 1967 - Second Printing - Front Cover Death Of A Doxy - October 1967 - Second Printing - Back Cover

A Bantam Book
Copyright 1966 By Rex Stout
2nd Printing…October 1967

Contents:
Death of a Doxy

Rear Cover Intro:

Who killed the kept woman?
Archie discovered the honey-haired corpse on the floor of her plush pink bedroom.
How could a young, out-of-work showgirl afford that $300-a-month suite? That was no mystery.
Who murdered her? Now that was a problem worthy of Nero Wolfe…

Flyleaf:

DEATH OF A DOXY

Poor Orrie Cather. He was being held for a murder he swore he hadn’t committed. Poor Avery Ballou. He’d been paying the rent on the victim’s apartment and if anyone found out, Orrie’d be free and Ballou would be suspect #1. But most of all, poor Isabel Kerr. She was so young, so beautiful, so stone-cold dead.

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Then, of course, there was poor Nero Wolfe. Orrie was a friend, Ballou was his client, and the real murderer was playing hard-to-get …

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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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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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The Red Box – May 1972 – Sixth Printing

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

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

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

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

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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The League of Frightened Men – January 1972

The League of Frightened Men - A Nero Wolfe Mystery By Rex Stout - January 1972 - Front Cover

The League of Frightened Men - January 1972 - Front Cover

The League of Frightened Men - A Nero Wolfe Mystery By Rex Stout - January 1972 - Back Cover

The League of Frightened Men - January 1972 - Back Cover

The League of Frightened Men

A Pyramid Book
Copyright 1935, 1963 By Rex Stout
Fifth Printing…January 1972
Contents
The League of Frightened Men

Rear Cover Intro:

ARCHIE GOODWIN HERE…

My job is to see that Nero Wolfe has every opportunity to exercise his brain. That means dealing with crackpots and clients so fatso has time to drink beer, tend his orchids — and think. But when thirty frightened men called on Wolfe to solve their special problem, somebody had to do something more than just sit there. Because these guys were dying off too fast…

THE LEAGUE OF FRIGHTENED MEN

Thirty men live in terror while a hate twisted genius celebrates his murders in verse — and promises more to come. Nero Wolfe tackles his strangest case… for Wolfe knew who the killer was, and knew that his crimes could never be proved!

Inside Cover Text:

There was no mystery

Yet thirty people – bankers, doctors, taxi drivers, lawyers, professors, salesmen – had gathered in Nero Wolfe’s house to offer him a fantastic fee.

No proof of murder

Yet two men had died, another disappeared, and thirty more lived in terror of a man they had thought was their friend.

No doubt of guilt

Yet the man who bragged of killing and wrote verses promising death to all his enemies walked free – and Nero Wolfe could not stop him!

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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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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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