New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc, 1944. First edition. Hardcover. With "Booby Trap." 220pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Both the book and the jacket are better than very good. The head of the spine is a bit bruised, and there is a contemporary owner's name on the front free endpaper. The jacket has had some discreet restoration to the edges. Item #56712
Two Nero Wolfe novellas. The eccentric detective Nero Wolfe was first introduced in Stout's 1934 novel "Fer-de-Lance." Rex Stout was awarded the 1959 Mystery Writers of America's Grand Masters Award.