The Crime Club, Collins, 1947. [Mystery] FIRST UK EDITION. Publisher's orange cloth, light wear, slightly sunned, very good indeed. In dustwrapper, price-clipped, lightly creased, small tears, spine sunned, a few small chips, overall very good. A Nero Wolfe novel. Another case for the eccentric oversized New York armchair detective Nero Wolfe. The mysteries of Rex Stout were cited as an influence by thriller writer Ian Fleming, being mentioned by name in the James Bond novels (read by 007 and frowned upon by M). Item #21297
Cooper and Pike; Detective Fiction pp.277-281. Gilbert, p.624.