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Author Archives: Dave

Bot Infestation

Looks like we have/had a infestation of bots the last few days. Deleted all of the new subscriptions that I suspected were generated by them so if you subscribed and find yourself deleted please resubscribe. I turned capchas on and will now have to authenticate all new subscriptions but would rather do that than have … Continue reading »

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Corrupted Nero Wolfe Cookbook Cover Picture

No idea what caused it but the front cover pix of the Nero Wolfe Cookbook quit working and I just found it. Couldn’t find the original scan so rescanned both it and the back cover and have uploaded and corrected the problem. Link to the post is The Nero Wolfe Cookbook

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Moving the site

Moving the site contents over to a WordPress.com hosted site at http://neroandarchie.wordpress.com/. Am in the process of getting all of the images at the new site linked properly as quite a few of them got broken in the transfer for some reason. All new posts will be on the new site. Am hoping I can … Continue reading »

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Inspired By Wolfe Blog

Inspired By Wolfe is a cooking blog (mostly) inspired by dishes from the Nero Wolfe series of books and the Nero Wolfe Cook Book.  There are some very good recipes and info on the site as well as a short and humorous story told in cookies:  Murder by the cook: A murder mystery told in cookies. … Continue reading »

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Quote from Over My Dead Body

Over My Dead Body – While talking to Mr. Donald Barrett of Barrett & De Russy in his office, Wolfe remarks “You’re suffering from an occupational disease. When an international financier is confronted by a holdup man with a gun, he automatically hands over not only his money and jewelry but also his shirt and … Continue reading »

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Quote from Too Many Cooks

Too Many Cooks – At the “Les Quinze Maitres” Archie notes, after the third course, that “Those guys eating were like a woman packing a trunk – it’s not a question of capacity but of how much she has to put in.” Wonderful bit of word play!

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Been A While

Actually been quite a while since I have looked in to check for dust and remove the empties. Too much to do and too little energy to do the things I HAVE to do, much less the things I do for fun (like this website). 🙁 Took a couple of days off from work to … Continue reading »

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Man Alive and Archie’s Age

Another Wolfe List post that I thought I would archive here. While rereading Man Alive today, I noticed that another hint about Archie’s age shows up in this one. Page numbers taken from Three Doors To Death – the Bantam Reissue Edition paperback first published March 1995, 8th printing. ———— First clue is on page … Continue reading »

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A couple of points about “In the Best Families”

The following is a post I just made to the Wolfe Mailing List and thought it would be good to archive here. Hello All, Even though I know that today (8/23/09) we are supposed to start (not) discussing “Man Alive” from “Three Doors to Death “, I thought I would post this about the book … Continue reading »

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Black Orchids – June 1992 Bantam Reissue 4th Printing

Black Orchids – June 1992 Bantam Reissue Copyright 1941 and 1942 By Rex Stout A Bantam Book Bantam Reissue… June 1992 This is a 4th printing. Creasing to spine and front cover. Some corner and edge bumping. Inside covers browning. Pages tight. Some corners turned. No stamps or markings. Good copy. Contents Introduction by Lawrence … Continue reading »

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Salute The Toff – By John Creasey

Salute The Toff – By John Creasey Award Books # AN1212 Cover Price 95¢ Copyright and first printing 1971 – This appears to be the first paperback printing 1973 Some staining to cover. Some creasing on spine and back cover. Spine leans. Pages browning and some corner creasing but tight. Good reading copy. Rear Cover: … Continue reading »

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Green Light For Death – By Frank Kane

Green Light For Death – By Frank Kane Dell Books. Good+ 1949. Softcover. Copyright 1949, later printing. Dell 918. Light creasing to cover and spine, interior pages clean & tight, age tanning to pages, darker at the top. Some pages folded over. Rear Cover Text: She was a gorgeous, and mysterious, girl from New York, … Continue reading »

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Way Of A Wanton – By Richard S. Prather

Way Of A Wanton – By Richard S. Prather Gold Medal k1382 8th Printing January 1964 Covers show age spotting and staining. Cover coming unglued. Pages tight. Pages 71/72 and 115/116 corners turned down. Pages 121-144 have water staining top outside corner almost to spine and 2 inches down outside edge. Front Cover Text: “There … Continue reading »

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Burgler On The Prowl – By Lawrence Block

Book Description: Harper Large Print Edition, 2004. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Good, Ex-library copy with standard stamps and markings inside. Covers have been laminated with plastic. Some edge and corner bumping and page edge discoloration. From the rear cover: Sophisticated yet down-to-earth, philosophical yet practical, Bernie is a gentleman who knows and loves his territory, … Continue reading »

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Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine – Jan 1967

Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine from January 1967. Back cover in bad shape. Some water discoloration on the pages. Pages brown and brittle. Cover coming loose at top of the spine. Front cover has previous owners name written in ink. Some pencil marks on at least one inside page. Some page corners folded over and damaged. … Continue reading »

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Salvation Army mystery finds

Went to the local Salvation Army yesterday (Monday May 11, 2009) and came home with a pile of mysteries including 9 paperbacks by Rex Stout and one hardback by Goldsborough. Will get them scanned and up for view asap. For now here are a couple of pictures of the lot to drool over… 😉 Nero … Continue reading »

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New Look

Got to playing around with a theme that I am using over at another site and came up with a new one for the Wolfe site. Hope y’all like it.

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The World’s Most Dangerous Bookstore

Bookgasm: Reading Material to Get Excited About » Blog Archive » The World’s Most Dangerous Bookstore This link and post has nothing to do with Wolfe or Stout but is about a bookstore so is “kinda” on topic. For the most part The Bookman sounds like quite an interesting place. Wish I had known about … Continue reading »

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The Ortega Chronicles: The Wold Newton Universe

The Ortega Chronicles: The Wold Newton Universe The Wold Newton Universe On December 13, 1795, a meteorite fell from the sky and landed in Wold Newton, East Riding Yorkshire. Breadth was twenty eight inches, length was thirty six inches, and it’s weight was fifty-six pounds. This is historical fact. Science Fiction author, Philip Jose Farmer, … Continue reading »

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Another post on Spam

Which we all know Wolfe wouldn’t allow in his house, much less on his table! 😉 I seem to be getting a handle on it. Turns out that most of it isn’t comment spam but rather pingback and trackback spam caused by a high Google page rank. So I have turned that function off for … Continue reading »

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