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Tagged With: Mystery

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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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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Prisoner’s Base – 1952 – Book Club Edition

Copyright 1952 By Rex Stout The Viking Press Jacket Design By Bill English Rear Cover Intro: When Nero Wolfe turned down the easiest ten-thousand-dollar fee ever offered him, he didn’t expect to get involved in a deadly game – a game that reminded Archie of a grim version of prisoner’s base. Nor did Archie imagine … Continue reading »

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Homicide Trinity – 1962 – Book Club Edition

Copyright 1962 By Rex Stout Published in 1962 by The Viking Press, Inc Contents: Eeny Meeny Murder Mo – appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystry Magazine Death Of A Demon – appeared in the SATURDAY EVENING POST Counterfeit For Murder – appeared in the SATURDAY EVENING POST under the title of The Counterfeiter’s Knife Rear Cover … Continue reading »

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Three Aces – 1971 – Book Club Edition

The Viking Press Copyright 1956, 1960, 1961 by Rex Stout Contents: Too Many Clients Might As Well Be Dead The Final Deduction Inside Cover: Three Aces Happiness is a Nero Wolfe mystery for so many aficionados of civilized crime stories that the Omnibus has become a valued tradition; there have been five before this, each … Continue reading »

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The Doorbell Rang – October 1971 – Third Printing

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 must get the FBI off his client’s back. Along comes Murder … Continue reading »

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Death of a Doxy – October 1967 – Second Printing

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 … Continue reading »

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A Family Affair – January 1980 – Second Printing

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 … Continue reading »

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Death of a Dude – 1975

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, … Continue reading »

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The Red Box- Sixth Printing – May 1972

Duplicate 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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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 – … Continue reading »

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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. … Continue reading »

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The Broken Vase – A Tecumseh Fox Mystery – March 1968

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, … Continue reading »

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

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 … Continue reading »

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