New York: The Viking Press, [1968]. Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. A Nero Wolfe mystery novel. The British Crime Writer's Association award this novel with it's Silver Dagger Award for best novel. "Young Amy Denovo, whose mother was, killed in a recent, possibly not so accidental, hit-and-run, hires the great Nero to find out who her father is And in the process to discover, perhaps, the name of the mysterious benefactor who has been depositing checks to her account--a sum which now amounts to about $264,000. The $264,000 question is part and parcel of a plot that throws a few curves but doesn't really put his most excellent Wolfe to the test. Still, the Stout-hearted won't fuss."- Kirkus Review, 1 May, 1968. Hubin, pp. 777-778. Townsend, Rex Stout: An Annotated and Secondary Bibliography, A48a. Slight lean, nick to paper at lower front edge, some foxing through out, a very good copy in a very good dust jacket with light shelf wear to corner tips and spine ends, a small 10 mm closed tear to upper left front panel, rubs and small stain to front panel, spine mostly color faded. (23417). Item #23417

Price: $50.00

See all items in Mystery
See all items by