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The Second Confession – May 1995 – 5th Printing

The Second Confession - May 1995 - 5th Printing - Front Cover

The Second Confession - May 1995 - 5th Printing - Front Cover

The Second Confession - May 1995 - 5th Printing - Rear Cover

The Second Confession - May 1995 - 5th Printing - Rear Cover

The Second Confession
A Bantam Crime Line Book / published by arrangement with Viking Penguin

Publishing History

Viking edition published September 1949
Dollar Mystery Guild edition / December 1949
Bantam edition / September 1952
New Bantam edition / May 1961
2nd new Bantam edition / January 1975
Bantam reissue edition / May 1995

Condensations appeared in the Montreal Standard, Newark Evening News, and Chicago Sun-Times 1950

Copyright 1949 by Rex Stout

Scans are from a 5th printing

Contents:

The Second Confession

Rear Cover Introduction:

The Second Confession

When a millionaire businessman hires Nero Wolfe to probe the background of his daughter’s boyfriend, it seems like just another case of an overprotective father. But when a powerful gangland boss “counsels” the detective to drop the matter, Wolfe realizes it’s much more than that.  Unwilling to take a hint, Wolfe receives a warning: a burst of machine-gun fire through the windows of his orchid room. Then the lawyer boyfriend turns up dead, leaving Archie the number one suspect. Throw in drugged drinks, two man-killing debutantes, and officials of a highly un-American party and Wolfe finds himself involved in a case where he must quickly solve one murder to prevent another: his own.

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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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Death Times Three – September 1988

Death Times Three - 6th printing September 1988 Front Cover Death Times Three - 6th printing September 1988 Back Cover

Death Times Three – A Bantam Book
Copyright 1985 By Barbara Stout and Rebecca Stout Bradbury
6th Bantam Printing – September 1988

Contents –
Bitter End: First appeared in the November 1940 issue of The American Magazine, and later in a limited edition volume entitled Corsage.
Framed-Up for Murder: First appeared in the June 21st, June 28th, and July 5th, 1958 editions of The Saturday Evening Post.
Assault on a Brownstone: First appeared in substantially different form as “The Counterfeiter’s Knife” in the January 14th, January 21st, January 28th issues of The Saturday Evening Post in 1961, and as “Counterfeit for Murder” in Homicide Trinity

Rear Cover Intro:
DEATH TIMES THREE
Now, with the aid of the Stout estate and Stout’s official biographer, John McAleer, Bantam Books is proud to publish this collection of three Nero Wolfe novellas. ASSAULT ON A BROWNSTONE, a novella featuring Wolfe in his most shocking confrontation with the law when his Thirty-fifth Street brownstone is invaded by Treasury officials. FRAME-UP FOR MURDER, concerning a famous fashion designer and a neatly stitched plot that weaves a deadly pattern of death. And BITTER END, a suspenseful story containing one of the nastiest incidents ever to occur at Wolfe’s dinner table.

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Death of a Dude – July 1975 – 5th Printing

Death of a Dude - 1975 Death of a Dude - Rear Cover - 1975

A Bantam Book

Copyright 1969 By Rex Stout

5th Printing…July 1975

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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