An Avon Book
Copyright 1940 By Rex Stout
First Printing… October 1941
This cover is a Tenth Printing with no date listed. After a search turned up several of this printing with no known date of publication I decided to see if I could figure it out. So starting with the clues I have:
The cover price is $0.95 and other paperbacks of that price show publishing dates of 1972.
Other Rex Stout books that I have that were printed in 1973 were priced at $1.25.
An online search for this title shows that the 6th printing Avon paperback was in put out in 1968.
So from these and only these clues I have deducted that this book was printed in or around 1972. 😉
Where There’s A Will
Rear Cover Intro:
In one room of the old mansion a heavily-veiled woman screamed hysterically that she knew who had murdered her husband, Noel Hawthorne. At the same moment on a floor below, another woman, identically dressed and veiled, quietly discussed the will of her late husband — Noel Hawthorne — with his former mistress. Obviously, one of them was an impostor… The other would soon be a corpse.