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And Be a Villain

By Stout, Rex




And Be a Villain (British title More Deaths Than One) is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, first published by the Viking Press in 1948. The story was collected in the omnibus volumes Full House (Viking 1961) and Triple Zeck (Viking 1974).


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AND BE A VILLAIN

Stout, Rex

New York: The Viking Press, 1948. First edition. A nearly fine copy in a very good or somewhat better dust jacket with a touch of color fade to spine colors and a touch of shelf wear to spine ends, mild soiling to rear panel. (15713). Octavo, boards. A Nero Wolfe mystery novel, the first of three to feature master villain, Arnold Zeck. "...can stand by itself as one of the stronger mysteries in the series." Pronzini & Muller: 1001 Midnights: The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 758-59.

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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

NY: Viking, 1948. First Edition. hardcover. Fine in a near fine Dust Jacket. Jacket spine colors still bright, $2.50 price present on flap Nero and Archie solve a murder on a national radio broadcast

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And Be a Villain.

STOUT, REX.

New York: The Viking Press, 1948. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Some foxing to fore edges of pages, else a tight, nearly fine book with red top staining unusually bright, in a near fine dust jacket, bright and unfaded at spine panel with only a couple tiny nicks at edges. A Nero Wolfe novel.

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$250.00

And be a Villain

STOUT, REX

New York: Viking Press, 1948. Red lettered buckram -like ribbed cloth in price clipped dust jacket. Dust Jacket worn and faded on spine with some creases and stains but o/w complete. The 13th Nero Wolfe mystery.. 1st Edition. Buckram. Near Fine/VG. 8vo.

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$200.00

And Be a Villain.

STOUT, REX.

New York: The Viking Press, 1948. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Near fine in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with some minute edgewear.

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$175.00

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And Be a Villain: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (Nero Wolfe Mysteries)

Stout, Rex

Fine. New book. 100% guaranteed. 031818

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$164.50

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AND BE A VILLAIN

Stout, Rex

New York: The Viking Press, 1948. First edition. A nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing mainly to edges and corners, slight color fade to spine panel. (18594). Octavo, boards. A Nero Wolfe mystery novel, the first of three to feature master villain, Arnold Zeck. "...can stand by itself as one of the stronger mysteries in the series." Pronzini & Muller: 1001 Midnights: The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 758-59.

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$150.00

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And be a Villain

Stout, Rex

New York: The Viking Press, 1948. First Edition. Octavo. Firs printing. 216pp.Nero and Archie, with expert nonchalance investigate the strange doings of a lady broadcaster, a racetrack oracle and a mathematical wizard. Bound in gray cloth lettered in red with green rule above title, spine lettering red with green rule, one corner only slightly bumped. A very nice copy in unclipped dust jacket with winkle above "Nero" on the front panel mild rubbing, short crease to bottom edge of rear panel, with clear tape ghost to flaps. A very good copy.

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AND BE A VILLAIN

Stout, Rex

New York: Viking Press, 1948. Cloth textured boards. First edition. Endsheets tanned at gutters, fore-edge a trifle dust marked, otherwise very good in very good, faintly sunned and shelfworn dust jacket.

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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

Viking Press, 1948. Very good plus with light vertical crease to three pages of text, otherwise bright and clean inside and out. In a very good minus dust jacket ($2.50 price intact) with significant rubbing and staining to spine-- partially obscuring the author and title--and some light edgewear. A decent copy of the true first printing.. 1st Edition.

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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

Bantam. PAPERBACK. B001LV5PKW Good Condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Good.

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$79.89

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And Be a Villain: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (Nero Wolfe Mysteries)

Stout, Rex

U.S.A.: AudioGO, 2005. Book. Near Fine. Box shows a little wear on edges; listened to once. 6 cds read by Michael Prichard, unabridged Size: Cds.

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And Be A Villain

Rex Stout

first edition first printing hardcover in dust jacket (Viking, 1948); no prior owner marks; little age tone to text pages; sound binding; clean cover vivid titling; dj has shelf rub mostly to back panel, little sun fade along spine and edge wear ( a small nick top back); flap price present B11ambib

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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

Viking Pr. Hardcover. 9997524853 New Condition. . New.

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And Be a Villain: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (Nero Wolfe Mysteries)

Stout, Rex

AudioGO. New. Brand New! Audio CD. Shrink wrapped! Quality guaranteed! In original artwork/packaging unless otherwise noted.

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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

Viking Pr. Hardcover. 9997524853 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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And Be A Villain (Nero Wolfe) (Panther Books #1672)

Stout, Rex

Panther Books. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. B0000CM5BJ PB. Book is in okay shape, no scribbles, highlighting or underlining, has a little tearing on the spine, has a number written on the front and a spine roll, a little general wear, from a smoke-free environment. Items are typically shipped in a plastic bag, in a cardboard cradle, in a manila envelope. Most of my customers rave about my packaging. All US items are shipped with delivery confirmation, if you require this, please let me know. . Fair.

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And Be a Villain

Rex Stout

New York Bantam 1968. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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And Be a Villain

Rex Stout

John Curley & Assoc, 1988-09. Paperback. Good.

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And Be A Villain

Rex Stout

Dust jacket has chips, closed tears, tanned spine; now in new removable protective cover. Blue boards, green printing on front and spine. Prior owner's address label on front free end paper. Pages clean and unmarked, tanning. Viking Press / Mystery Guild Book Club hard cover with dust jacket, 1948, 216 pages, dust jacket design by Bill English. 8vo (8.25" x 5.25") The 13th Nero Wolfe book, preceded by Too Many Women, and followed by The Second Confession.

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And Be A Villain

Rex Stout

Viking, 1948. Hardcover. Good. This book is in good condition. The binding is tight and pages are clean. The 1st page (free endpaper) has a name written near the top edge. There is some age toning. The cover has wear with bumps, scuffs and rubs. The spine edges have been bumped. No dust jacket.

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And Be A Villain

Stout, Rex

New York: Viking Press, 1948. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book Club edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with green lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean but tanned; no names, writing or marks. Clean blank endpapers. 216 pages. Clean bright dust jacket has mere hint of edge wear, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Nero and Archie, with expert nonchalance, investigate the strange doings of a lady broadcaster, a racetrack oracle, and a mathematical wizard.

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And be a Villain

Stout, Rex

New York: Viking, 1948. Notable for its condition, quite nice with just a couple of closed tears in jacket. Pages toning. Vintage bookclub. . Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good+.

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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

NY: Viking. Hardcover. First edition. 216 pp. Full bound with gray paper covered boards. has small inked previous owner's name and a small bookseller's label on the ffep, lightly browned pages and modest flattening of the spine ends. No DJ. Thus, NF/na. Fine (F) is our highest grade. (9938.2) . Fine. 1948. 1st Edition.

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And Be a Villain

Rex Stout

Crimeline, 1994-02-01. Mass Market Paperback. Used:Good.

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And Be A Villain

STOUT, Rex

New York: Viking, 1948. Very Good. First edition. Slightly cocked and edges bumped and rubbed, very good, lacking the dustwrapper. Please Note: This book has been transferred to Between the Covers from another database and might not be described to our usual standards. Please inquire for more detailed condition information.

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And Be a Villain

STOUT, Rex

New York: Viking, 1948. A "Nero Wolfe" novel; bound in gray boards, stamped in green, sans DW; usual browning of pages; 216pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. VG+/No Jacket.

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Steve Holworth of the Oldham Works, the Story of a Boy Who Chose a Career in the Rubber Industry

Hugh McAlister

Saalfield, 1930. First Edition. Near Fine condition.

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$15.00

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AND BE A VILLAIN [Nero Wolfe]

Rex Stout

Bantam, 1961. New Bantam edition A2197 , cover price 35c. Great good girl art by Abbett. (see scan) Some edge /corner rubbing, heavier at base of spine. a little handling wear. Light crease at front hinge. creasing at lower corners. Tight , unmarked, flat & nearly square. paper softly age toned. ->> Nero Wolfe, the grand master of daring deduction. Imperturbable and incredibly brilliant, he is the orchid-growing gourmet whose sheer genius at solving the inexplicable has no peer. .. Soft Cover. Very Good Plus. Illus. by Robert "Bob" Abbett.

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And be a Villain

Stout, Rex

New York: Viking, 1948. Chips missing from jacket. Jacket spine a bit dulled. Bookplate to pastedown. Vintage bookclub. Check my listings for other Stouts. . Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.

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And Be a Villain: A Nero Wolfe Novel

STOUT, Rex

New York: The Viking Press, 1948. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue paper over boards. 216pp. Very good. Bookplate on front pastedown. Just a book club edition of this Nero Wolfe mystery, but tight, clean and nice.

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And Be a Villain (Also released as: More Deaths Than One.)

Stout, Rex

Bantam F3719 [F3719] 1968, 2nd printing. (Mass market paperback) Very good. ... Radio talk show host Madeline Fraser's worst nightmare comes true when one of her on-air guests collapses at the mike after drinking a glass of the sponsor's beverage. ... Also released as: More Deaths Than One. ... (Mystery).

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And Be a Villain (Also released as: More Deaths Than One.)

Stout, Rex (Cover illustration by Rick Lovell.)

Bantam [0-553-23931-7] 1984, 10th printing. (Mass market paperback) Near fine. ... Radio talk show host Madeline Fraser's worst nightmare comes true when one of her on-air guests collapses at the mike after drinking a glass of the sponsor's beverage. ... Cover illustration by Rick Lovell. ... Also released as: More Deaths Than One. ... (Mystery).

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Life Magazine Volume 56, No. 21 May 22, 1964

Life Magazine

New York: Time, Inc.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1964. First Edition. wraps. Great new star-barbra streisant her success and her precarious. .

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And be a Villain

Stout, Rex

New York: Viking Press, 1948. A Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin mystery. Bumped and rubbed with dime sized drip marks to the spine heel and lower edge of the text block. Square and solid. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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AND BE A VILLAIN.

Stout, Rex

New York: Viking, 1948.. dj An early book club edition. Very good in a good dust jacket (chipping and edgewear to the dj.) Attractive vintage copy of this Nero Wolfe mystery. 216 pp.

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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

Viking Press. Hardcover. B0007E8R7C First Edition. Missing DJ. Book is in VG condition with age toning to text block. . Fair.

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AND BE A VILLAIN

Stout, Rex

New York: The Viking Press, 1948. Stout's now legendary fictional NYC private detective, Nero Wolfe, genius, beer lover, and orchid grower puts the NYPD to work to help him solve one of his most complicated cases. Wolfe must find out how a race track tout, being interviewed on a national radio program, was poisoned, how the poison was put into a capped soft drink bottle and delivered to the victim instead of one of the other people on the show, and then, who did it. Book Club edition, early printing. Text is age-tanned, o/w text and boards are clean and unmarked, tight and square. The dustjacket shows some edgewear, including a nickel-sized chip from top edge of back panel and a half-inch tear on the lower edge of the same panel but is otherwise whole with all lettering and design elements intact. A quite decent reading copy.. Book Club. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.

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And be a Villain : A Nero Wolfe Novel

Stout, Rex

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Viking. 1948. First edition / 1st Printing. H Hard Cover. Good. First edition / First printing. Good, no dust jacket, Pages darkening, spine slightly darkened. 14.5 x 21. hard cover. 216pp.

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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

New York: Viking Books. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 1948. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover. Gray cloth with green lettering, 216 pp. Corners bumped, slight edge wear, pages tanned but text is clean and unmarked. Jacket in new Brodart with a photo of a youthful Rex Stout (with a neatly trimmed beard) on back panel, some edge wear and scuffing, a few small tears, dampstain down flap edge of back panel. Overall, a nice copy. The incredibly brilliant Nero Wolfe is the orchid-growing gourmet whose sheer genius at deduction is always dead certain. But he takes a daring gamble when he agrees to make his $20,000 fee contingent on his solving a murder overheard by millions, but witnesses by none. . .because no one in the listening audience could see who slipped the cyanide to horse-racing tipster Cyril Orchard on a radio talk show. So while his confidential assistant Archie Goodwin tracks a suspect to Atlantic City, Wolfe plays a long shot at home that involves blackmail, betrayal and a beautiful woman; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall .

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And Be a Villain: The New Nero Wolfe Novel

Stout, Rex

New York: The Viking Press, 1948. Nero and Archie, with expert nonchalance, investigate the strange doings of a lady broadcaster, a racetrack oracle, and a mathematical wizard. Jacket is scuffed with chipped edges. Boards have light wear. Pages are tanning. Text is clean with no markings.. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Good/Good -. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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AND BE A VILLAIN

Stout, Rex

NY: Viking Publishers. 1948 Sept. HARDCOVER. HARDCOVER. 5x8". Good+Cond, some paper ageing Worn DJ; 216pg pages; "His Eyes didn't lift from the page, but he murmured, "What's bleak!" .

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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

New York: The Viking Press, 1948. Early printing. Hardcover. Good +/good. 216 pages. Nero Wolfe investigates when a race-track tout is poisoned with cyanide during a radio program. Gray binding with green titles and band on front cover and spine. Some edge wear, bumping of corners and spine ends, tanning and soiling of cover along edges and spine, spotting, interior pages tanned, binding tight.

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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

New York: The Viking Press, 1948. Book Club. Hardcover. Good +/good. 216 pages. Nero Wolfe investigates when a race-track tout is poisoned with cyanide during a radio program. Green cloth binding with darker green titles and band on front cover and spine. Light edge wear, bumping of corners and spine ends, minor spotting, interior pages tanned, binding tight. Black and white dust jacket with red and black titles shows some edge wear with chipping, creases, a little tanning, soiling along spine of jacket, corners clipped.

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And Be a Villain.

Rex Stout

Viking Press, 1948. Hardcover. Good. Viking Press, 1948. Good. , Hardcover, Text clean. Private bookplate. Pages tanned. Jacket edgeworn, chipped. Book Club edition. Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers since 1933. We pack and ship with care.

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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

Crimeline. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0553239317 Remainder mark . Fine.

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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

Viking Press. Used - Acceptable. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

Crimeline. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0553239317 Minor shelf wear . Very Good.

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