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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

Rex Stout

viking, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/Very Good -. Signed. Laid in is a typed letter SIGNED ("Rex") by Rex Stout on Writer's War Board statonary. The left hand column lists the Board and Advisory Council and includes among others Pearl Buck, Oscar Hammerstein, Langston Hughes, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Kenneth Roberts, and Thorton Wilder. The letter has creasing, a short tear to the top edge, a 1940's era staple, and marginal toning. Included is a typed response, unsigned, to Rex Stout. The Book: The volume is bumped at the spine ends and corners, and has light toning to the pages. The unclipped dust jacket, sleeved in mylar, is edge rubbed with shallow chipping at the spine ends and corners, rubbed with small abrasions, mildly spine sunned, and lilghtly soiled with a short closed tear (3/16") on the rear panel.

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AND BE A VILLAIN

Stout, Rex

New York: The Viking Press, 1948. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear. A lovely copy. (23385). Octavo, boards. The thirteenth Nero Wolfe mystery. The first of three novels that feature Nero's criminal nemesis Zeck. "Zeck is a modern 'Napolean of Crime,' and his confrontation with Wolfe can be compared to Sherlock Holmes versus Professor Moriarty." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 758-759. "A first-rate sample of the author's art, this tale brings us face to face with the radio advertising of a beverage which the lady who promotes it cannot abide. Hence hanky-panky with the bottle of substitute liquid and resulting doubt as to whom the dose was intended for. Archie is spectacular in word and deed." - Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime (1989), 3061. Hubin, pp. 777-778. Townsend, Rex Stout: An Annotated and Secondary Bibliography, A29a.

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AND BE A VILLAIN

Stout, Rex

New York: The Viking Press, 1948. First edition. Upper corners a touched bumped, a fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear and two light spots to upper spine panel at rear fold. (23449). Octavo, boards. The thirteenth Nero Wolfe mystery. The first of three novels that feature Nero's criminal nemesis Zeck. "Zeck is a modern 'Napolean of Crime,' and his confrontation with Wolfe can be compared to Sherlock Holmes versus Professor Moriarty." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 758-759. "A first-rate sample of the author's art, this tale brings us face to face with the radio advertising of a beverage which the lady who promotes it cannot abide. Hence hanky-panky with the bottle of substitute liquid and resulting doubt as to whom the dose was intended for. Archie is spectacular in word and deed." - Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime (1989), 3061. Hubin, pp. 777-778. Townsend, Rex Stout: An Annotated and Secondary Bibliography, A29a.

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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

NY: Viking, 1948. First Edition. hardcover. Near fine with some light foxing to edges in a VG+ Dust Jacket. Jacket colors still bright and attractive. $2.50 price present on flap. Laid in is a card SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR Nero and Archie solve a murder while on a national radio broadcast

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And Be a Villain

Rex Stout

2002-06-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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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.

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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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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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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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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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

Rex Stout

1994-09-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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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 [A Nero Wolfe novel]

Stout, Rex

Viking Press, 1948. First Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. . As new condition./Very good condition dust jackets with just a touch of wear. 1 small scuff to rear panel. . Not price clipped. 2.50 Book is as described - all defects and marks are noted. A very nice copy.

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And Be a Villain

Rex Stout

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

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And Be a Villain

Rex Stout

1994-09-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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And Be a Villain

Rex Stout

2002-06-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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AND BE A VILLAIN

Rex Stout

New York: Viking. 1948. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good clipped dust jacket. Only corners on rear flap clipped. Toned throughout. Damp staining at bottom of front/rear panels and spine heel. Few open tears throughout jacket. Light bumping throughout, edge wear. .

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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.

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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

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

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

The Viking Press. Hardcover. 390693 Fair, mylar-wrapped dust jacket. . Good. 1948.

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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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And Be A Villain

STOUT, Rex

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

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Hugh McAlister

Saalfield, 1930. First Edition. Near Fine condition.

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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

Bantam Books. PAPERBACK. B001LV5PKW Very Good Condition. Has some wear. Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Very Good.

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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

Stout, Rex

New York Viking Press 1948., 1948. Good book without DJ. A Nero Wolfe mystery. Book shows slight wear at spine ends and corners. Crease on top edge. 1st edition. Binding is Grey boards.. Good.

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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 (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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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: 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

Rex Stout

Crimeline, 1994-02-01. Mass Market Paperback. Used: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:: Bantam,, 1973 (c. 1948.). Very good- condition.. Paperback. A Nero Wolfe mystery.

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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

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 (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

Stout, Rex

NY: Viking Press. Blue boards with green lettering. Binding is sound. Pages are clean, but darkening with age. One internal page has a tear. No Jacket. A Nero Wolfe Mystery. "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 Wolfe." . Good. Hardcover. 1948.

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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 (Nero Wolfe)

Stout, Rex

Bantam Books. Used - Good. Good condition.

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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

John Curley & Assoc. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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And Be a Villain

Rex Stout

Viking Press. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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And Be a Villain

Rex Stout

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

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And Be A Villain.

Rex Stout.

New York, NY The Viking Press, 1948. Hardcover Book-Club Edition (1948). Near Fine in Good+ to Very Good DJ: The Book shows just a hint of shealving wear; the text pages have tanned rather heavily; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only mild wear and minor flaws. The DJ shows indications of moderate use: mild rubbing and faint soiling to the white background fields of the panels; a short tear at the bottom of the front hingel; the red titles at the backstrip have been sun-blanced to orange, but remain legible; unclipped. Not unattractive and intact, if no longer "As New". NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.75 x 1 inches). 216 pages. Language: English. Weight: 14 ounces. Book-Club Edition (1948). Hardback with DJ. Nero and Archie, with expert nonchalance, investigate the strange doings of a lady broadcaster, a racetrack oracle and a mathematical wizard. Rex Stout (1886 – 1975) was an American writer noted for his detective fiction. His best-known characters are the detective Nero Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin, who were featured in 33 novels and 39 novellas between 1934 and 1975. In 1959, Stout received the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award. The Nero Wolfe corpus was nominated Best Mystery Series of the Century at Bouchercon XXXI, the world's largest mystery convention, and Rex Stout was nominated Best Mystery Writer of the Century.

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