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THE BLACK ORCHIDS: A NERO WOLFE DOUBLE MYSTERY by  Rex Stout - First edition - [1942] - from John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB (SKU: 23381)

THE BLACK ORCHIDS: A NERO WOLFE DOUBLE MYSTERY

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THE BLACK ORCHIDS: A NERO WOLFE DOUBLE MYSTERY

by Stout, Rex

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New York and Toronto: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., [1942]. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with mild shelf wear to spine ends and corner tips. (23381). Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-271 [272-280: blank], original brownish-red cloth front and spine stamped in black, fore edge uncut, bottom edge rough cut. The ninth Nero Wolfe mystery. Collects two stories, "Black Orchids" and "Cordially Invited to Meet Death." Both stories first published in the American Magazine. "Nero Wolfe and his ebullient amanuensis Archie Goodwin are here at top form in two "novellas" ... The first concerns a cleverly contrived murder at New York's annual Flower Show. The second features an adroit bit of poisoning in the fantastic Riverdale ménage - and menagerie - of a successful party-arranger for Manhattan society. First-class entertainment." - Time magazine review, 1 June, 1942. Hubin, pp. 777-778. Townsend, Rex Stout: An Annotated and Secondary Bibliography, C1a.

Synopsis

Black Orchids is a Nero Wolfe double mystery by Rex Stout published in 1942 by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. Stout's first short story collection, the volume is composed of two novellas that had appeared in abridged form in The American Magazine: "Black Orchids" (August 1941, abridged as "Death Wears an Orchid") "Cordially Invited to Meet Death" (April 1942, abridged as "Invitation to Murder")

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book dealer
John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
23381
Title
THE BLACK ORCHIDS: A NERO WOLFE DOUBLE MYSTERY
Author
Stout, Rex
Book condition
second hand - A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with mild shelf wear to spine ends and corner tips. (23381)
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.
Place of Publication
New York and Toronto
Date Published
[1942]
Keywords
Mystery
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