February 14, 1958
14 February 1958
If Death Ever Slept
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Champagne for One
| Rex Stout books, Detective fiction books|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
And Four to Go Wikipedia
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)