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Cover artist  Bill English
Language  English
Publication date  February 14, 1958
Originally published  14 February 1958
Preceded by  If Death Ever Slept
Genre  Detective fiction
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Country  United States
Series  Nero Wolfe
Media type  Print (Hardcover)
Author  Rex Stout
Followed by  Champagne for One
Publisher  Viking Press
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Similar  Rex Stout books, Detective fiction books

Rex stout and four to go

And Four to Go (British title Crime and Again) is a collection of Nero Wolfe mystery novellas by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1958. The book comprises four stories — three appearing previously in periodicals, and one making its debut in print:


  • "Christmas Party" (Collier's, January 4, 1957, as "The Christmas-Party Murder")
  • "Easter Parade" (Look, April 16, 1957, as "The Easter Parade Murder")
  • "Fourth of July Picnic" (Look, July 9, 1957, as "The Labor Union Murder")
  • "Murder Is No Joke", later expanded as "Frame-Up for Murder" and serialized in three issues of The Saturday Evening Post (June 21–July 5, 1958)
  • The new adventures of nero wolfe room 304 04 27 51 hq old time radio adventure detective

    Publication history

  • 1958, New York: The Viking Press, April 29, 1958, hardcover.
  • In his limited-edition pamphlet, Collecting Mystery Fiction #10, Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe Part II, Otto Penzler describes the first edition of And Four to Go: "Blue cloth, front cover and spine printed with red; rear cover blank. Issued in a mainly brick red dust wrapper." In April 2006, Firsts: The Book Collector's Magazine estimated that the first edition of And Four to Go had a value of between $200 and $350. The estimate is for a copy in very good to fine condition in a like dustjacket.
  • 1958, New York: Viking (Mystery Guild), August 1958, hardcover. In the printing of "Easter Parade," a page presenting black-and-white versions of the four Look magazine photographs is placed between pages 96 and 97.
  • The far less valuable Viking book club edition may be distinguished from the first edition in three ways:
  • 1959, London: Collins Crime Club, May 25, 1959, hardcover (as Crime and Again)
  • 1959, New York: Bantam #A-2016, November 1959, paperback,35¢
  • 1962, London: Fontana #629, 1962 (as Crime and Again)
  • 1974, New York: Mystery #Q8528, December 1974, paperback, $1.25
  • 1992, New York: Bantam Crime Line ISBN 0-553-24985-1 December 1992, paperback, Rex Stout Library edition with introduction by Jane Haddam
  • 1997, Newport Beach, California: Books on Tape, Inc. ISBN 0-7366-4059-2 October 31, 1997, audio cassette (unabridged, read by Michael Prichard)
  • 2010, New York: Bantam Crimeline ISBN 978-0-307-75569-8 July 21, 2010, e-book
  • References

    And Four to Go Wikipedia

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