New York: The Viking Press, 1960. Octavo, cloth. First edition. A Nero Wolfe mystery novel. "Good treatment of the love-nest theme, integral as well as central, which implies good characterization. Several new touches prevent the reader from taking Wolfe as a cliché. The sole reservation to be made is that the villain is not well enough concealed, perhaps because he is so well cast." - Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime (1989), 3092. Hubin, pp. 777-778. Townsend, Rex Stout: An Annotated and Secondary Bibliography, A41a. A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with a 5 mm closed tear with creases and tiny tear to upper left front panel, small 9 mm closed tear to upper front panel fold, 19 mm to upper interior rear panel fold, some stress creases to upper rear panel and rubbing to rear panel at spine fold. Bright, colorful jacket with no fading. (23407). Item #23407

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