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  • Eleven early tales of mystery, murder, and mayhem from the creator of Nero Wolfe. When Colonel Phillips begins his final game of golf, his greatest problem in life is that he has begun to slice the ball. Playing with his lawyer and nephews, Phillips ...


  • Warner & Wife was originally published in January 30, 1915 issue of the Pulp magazine All-Story Cavalier Weekly. It is sort of a legal thriller, the story of a partnership fifteen years in the making. This is one of the novella length stories written...


  • Justice Ends at Home was originally published in the Pulp magazine All-Story Weekly. It is both a legal thriller and a detective story. All scholars of Stout’s work agree that its main characters, the phlegmatic, middle-aged Simon Leg and his youth...


  • Tales of murder and mayhem from one of the twentieth century's greatest mystery authors When Colonel Phillips begins his final game of golf, his greatest problem in life is that he has begun to slice the ball. Playing with his lawyer and nephews, ...


  • An Officer and a Lady The Rope Dance Warner & Wife Jonathan Stannard's Secret Vice A Tyrant Abdicates Rose Orchid The Pay Yeoman An Agacella Or The Mother of Invention "You may call me Major Wentworth," was all the reply he got. "All right, major. Bu...



  • The sexes battle, the head feuds with emotions it cannot control, and crime extorts and strikes and kills but does not pay in this collection of stories by Rex Stout at the outset of his celebrated career in mystery and suspense. Again and again in t...










  • Collects, for the first time, seventeen of the author's best early short stories, including his first crime story "Secrets" and "Justice Ends at Home," which features a prototype of his famous creation, detective Nero Wolfe. Original....





  • Investigating the bludgeoning murder of Val Carew, killed near the tomb of his late wife, also dead under suspicious circumstances, Inspector Cramer finds a single clue in a red thread found in the victim's hand. Reissue....


  • Beautiful and deadly, Aline Solini is a study in pure evil. First encountered in a Balkan convent about to be sacked by marauding Turkish forces, she is rescued by Richard Stetton, a wealthy American who becomes totally captivated by her. His wealth ...


  • A collection of classic canine capers features Edward D. Hoch's ""The Theft of the Barking Dog,"" Margery Allingham's ""The Chocolate Dog,"" Jean Potts's ""The Withered Heart,"" Rex Stout's ""A Dog in the Daytime,"" and others....


  • Accused of murdering Dan Jackson with her father's .38 in the town of Cody, Wyoming, Delia Brand sets out to find the real killer, and along the way, discovers the truth about her father's unsolved murder. Reissue....




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    Now, with the aid of the Stout estate and Stout's official biographer, John McAleer, Bantam Books is proud to publish for the first time in book form this newly discovered collection of three Nero Wolfe novellas. ASSAULT ON A BROWNSTONE, the never-be...


  • With the threat of imminent war hanging over Europe, the American President suddenly disappears in a masterful crime that places suspicion on cabinet members, political extremists, and an influential publisher...


  • John McAleer, Editor, Viking, 1977, 267 pages. Description: book; Gray boards with black cloth spine, silver and pink titles to spine only, plain endpapers. Dust jacket; black with white, green and pink text, photo of Stout on front and both author a...


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    Nero Wolfe's last recorded case! Wolfe never works without a well-heeled client and a sizable fee, but when a bomb rocks his brownstone, killing his favorite waiter from his favorite restaurant, the world's greatest gourmet takes it as a personal aff...




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    A bomb blows up in the desk of a top TV executive. Was it intended for him or the man who opened the drawer? They each had enemies enough to die a dozen times over. Was it the jealous wife or the ambitious partner? The secretary who got passed around...


  • 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 gathering a few previously published Rex Stouts in one volume. T...







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    A pregnant daughter, an angry father...a dead lover. The great detective travels to Montana, eats canned soup, makes his own bed and assists Archie on a very messy rifle-shot murder. Step into the unassuming Thirty-fifth Street brownstone, and ...


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    AMY WAS 22, BEAUTIFUL, CHARMING -- AND THE KEEPER OF A LITTLE BOX WITH MORE THAN A QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS IN IT. IT WAS FROM HER FATHER, BUT SHE HAD NEVER SEEN HIM AND DIDN'T KNOW HIS NAME. SO SHE BUTTONHOLED ARCHIE TO FIND HIM, AND ARCHIE FAST...


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    A kept woman, two kinds of blackmail, a beautiful corpse ... Private eye Orrie Cather sometimes did legwork for Nero Wolfe--but now he's the poor sap in need of the great detective. The pretty young thing he dallied with had gotten herself inconve...


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    There's no one or nothing the great detective Nero Wolfe wouldn't take on if the price was right. That's something wealthy society widow Rachel Bruner is counting on when she writes him a check for a whopping hundred grand. But even Wolfe has a momen...


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    She had everything: money, beauty, a devoted fiance...and then she became the victim of a crime in black and white. Susan Brooke was young, bright, attractive, financially independent, white--and murdered. All the clues point to her dapper, dauntl...


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    TROUBLE COMES IN THREES If Nero Wolfe and his sidekick, Archie, would ever admit to an Achilles' heel -- which they wouldn't -- it would be a weakness for damsels in distress. In these three charming chillers the duo answer the call of helpless hero...


  • When an abandoned baby is left on her doorstep, the young socialite widow knows only too well the identity of the father: her deceased philanderer of a husband. But who is the mother? The case seems like child's play to Wolfe, until the first dead bo...


  • HIS TURN TO KILL JERIN was a mental freak--one of those eerily brilliant geniuses who could play a dozen games of chess all at once and win every one of them. BLOUNT was a millionaire fanatic with a fiendishly ingenious plan for beating Jerin a...


  • It’s a wily killer who dares to strike on Nero Wolfe’s hallowed turf—and leave a corpse strangled with Wolfe’s own soup-stained tie. But no sooner does the gourmandizing sleuth clean up this first course of murder than he faces a gun-toting w...


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    When high-society kidnapping unexpectedly turns to very seamy murder, all concerned turn to the great detective, Nero Wolfe, for the missing piece in the puzzle.A missing typewriter, a mysterious ransom note—and a beautiful corpse. Step into the un...


  • Includes the stories: The Rubber Band THE PLEDGE OF THE RUBBER BAND ... began in Silver City, Nevada, at the turn of the century. When the whole mess fell into Nerds lap, the sedentary detective and Archie Goodwin had to crack a mystery that str...


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    Three murder cases place arrogant, gormandizing sleuth Nero Wolfe at an exclusive dinner party where arsenic is served, in a wandering cab with a dead lady driver, and at a rodeo championship....



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    A poisoned drink, a misplaced paragraph ... a pretty young corpse. Hired to capture an ingenious plagiarizer, the great detective soon finds himself smack in the middle of a bloody murder mystery... a mystery that has the leading lights of New Yor...


  • Embark on a year of murder and mystery. It begins at Christmas with a party and a poisoning, then blossoms into spring with sudden death at the Easter Parade. With a killer in the crowd, the Fourth of July is no picnic, and the calendar is overbooked...


  • 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--...


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    With Nero Wolfe on the job, you'd think murderers would take caution. But even the master detective can't stop a killing, especially if it's an inside job -- right under the roof of his client, millionaire Otis Jarrell.What's more, it's Jarrell's own...


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    Follow the world's greatest detective on a trail of money, mayhem, and murder in three cases of capital crime. The trail of bodies begins with the death of a self-made millionaire, a fortune in uranium, and the perfect weapon ...which no longer exist...






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    Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herold gave his only son, Paul, a very raw deal. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to track Paul down so that he can make amends. But what if the young man doesn't want to be found...and what if he's the sam...


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    One missing will, two million disputed dollars... Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwill get down to cases--three separate ones, in fact, that hinge on crucial testimony from a black Labrador retriever, a dead man and the great detective himself. Step ...



  • The scent of murder is in the air at the great Pour Amour perfume contest, and the incomparable Nero Wolfe is intent on sniffing out the killer. The foul deed is committed during the contest's final round. Only five riddles separate the contestants f...



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    The legendary Nero Wolfe finds himself deep in foul territory in these three baffling cases of murder and mayhem. In the first, some sharp questions about a poisoning come to an abrupt end-as. in death by blunt instrument. Then Wolfe must decode the ...


  • When Marko Vukcic, one of Nero Wolfe's closest friends, is gunned down to cold blood, the great detective takes it personally, pledging to do everything in his considerable power to bring the killer to justice. But Wolfe's reckless vow draws him into...


  • A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America's greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained--and puzzled--millions of mys...


  • When Priscilla Eads, heiress to cotton-towel millions, first pleads for Nero Wolfe's assistance, the portly detective decides to wash his hands of a case that has more than its share of dirty laundry. Just hours later Miss Eads and her maid are found...


  • The incredibly brilliant Nerd Wolfe is the orchid-growing gourmet whose sheer genius at deduction is without peer. Together with his confidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, he must draw; upon all his enormous talent and versatility to solve three sep...



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    Three clever murderers challenge Nero Wolfe in cases involving lovers who want to make sure neither is a killer, a stable full of suspects in the search for a killer on horseback, and a murderer stalking Wolfe's brownstone. Reissue....


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    The aging millionairess has a problem: where is her young playboy husband getting all his money? To help find the answer, Archie infiltrates a party at her palatial estate. But her late-night murder ruins the festive mood...and a letter bomb from a p...


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    One by one they knock on the door of the incomparable Nero Wolfe, each with a case more perplexing than the one before. First comes the niece of a man who committed suicide by jumping naked into a geyser, only to return just in time to be murdered. T...


  • in Murderous Schemes

    When plotting a murder (figuratively speaking), the mystery writer has at hand any number of M.O.'s including such tried and true conventions as the locked room, the unbreakable alibi, the double bluff, the mistaken identity, and many others. Indeed,...


  • 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 rea...


  • A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America's greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained--and puzzled--millions of mys...


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    Madeline Fraser, radio talk show host extraordinaire, had a natural dread of dead air. So when one of her on air guests signed off at the mike after drinking a glass of a sponsor's beverage, it was a broadcaster's nightmare come true. Enter Nero Wolf...


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    Who murdered Waldo Wilmot Moore? Well, there were five hundred female employees at the Wall Street firm where poor Waldo had worked. There was also the beautiful lady stockholder who tried to bribe Archie. And the dark-haired lovely who simply couldn...


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    When a powerful government official, scheduled to speak to a group of millionaires, turns up dead, it is an event worthy of the notice of the great Nero Wolfe. Balancing on the edge of financial ruin, the orchid-loving detective grudgingly accepts th...


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    The army wants Nero Wolfe urgently, but he refuses their clarion call to duty. It takes Archie Goodwin to titillate Wolfe's taste for crime with two malevolent morsels: a corpse that refuses to rest in peace and a sinister "accident" involving nation...


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    Nero Wolfe has left his comfortable brownstone for the promise of a remarkably rare black orchid at a flower show--but before Wolfe and his perennially hardy sidekick, Archie Goodwin, have a chance to stop and smell the roses, a diabolically daring m...


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    When death stages a performance at Carnegie Hall, Tecumseh Fox goes backstage to catch the killer who pulled the strings. Who stole the dead man's Stradivarius--only to send it back? And what about the deadly duet featuring a stolen Ming vase and an ...


  • MEET THE AMAZING ALPHABET HICKS... Disbarred lawyer, uncommon cabby, and investigator extraordinary, who confronts cynical cops and conniving corporations as he pieces together a complex series of confusing clues to trap a cold-blooded killer....


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    IN THE RED Amy Duncan was a beautiful working girl who had a strong attachment to her job, an affection for her boss, and a frightening v ay of attracting trouble. Private investigator Tecumseh Fox met her when she literally walked into the' bumpe...


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    Investigating the bizarre will of late multimillionaire Noel Hawthorne--who left the bulk of his estate to his mistress and nearly nothing to his three sisters--astute sleuth Nero Wolfe stumbles upon a legacy of murder...


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    Sly Tecumseh Fox has a sharp eye for clues in a murder case -- but this time he's seeing double. The late financier Ridley Thorpe has been shot twice. There are two gorgeous suspects, two very good motives, two hotheaded suitors, and two well-used mu...


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    When a Balkan beauty gets in trouble over some missing diamonds, whom else can she turn to but the world-famous Nero Wolfe? Especially since she claims to be Wolfe's long-lost daughter! The stakes are suddenly raised when a student at this woman's fe...


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    An automobile breakdown strands Nero Wolfe and Archie in the middle of a private pasture--and a family feud over a prize bull. A restaurateur's plan to buy the stud and barbecue it as a publicity stunt may be in poor taste, but it isn't a crime...unt...


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    World--class cuisine, charming company... The secret ingredient is poison. As the great detective prepares to speak at a gathering of the world's great chefs, one is found indelicately murdered. When the target for killing shifts to himself, Wolfe...


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    The imperturbable orchid-growing genius is none other than Nero Wolfe. Together with his confidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, he enters the seamy world of high fashion to solve a distasteful murder. One girl is dead, a victim of her sweet tooth. W...


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    THE PLEDGE OF THE RUBBER BAND ... began in Silver City, Nevada, at the turn of the century. When the whole mess fell into Nerds lap, the sedentary detective and Archie Goodwin had to crack a mystery that stretched across four decades and five thousa...


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    Nero Wolfe is the superlative detective of gargantuan girth. An no this orchid-growing genius of deduction, with the help of his trusted assistant, Archie Goodwin, must discover why two embers of The Harvard Club suddenly died and why a third member ...


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    Rarely stirring from his luxurious brownstone, the fat (one-seventh of a ton), beer-drinking, orchid-fancying mastermind spins his webs of uncanny deduction--while his wry, tough sidekick Archie tends to the legwork (and the girl-watching). Wolfe's c...


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