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Triple Jeopardy

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Cover artist  Bill English
Language  English
Publication date  March 21, 1952
Originally published  21 March 1952
Preceded by  Prisoner's Base
Genre  Detective fiction
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Country  United States
Series  Nero Wolfe
Media type  Print (Hardcover)
Author  Rex Stout
Followed by  The Golden Spiders
Publisher  Viking Press
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Similar  Rex Stout books, Nero Wolfe mystery books, Detective fiction books

Triple Jeopardy is a collection of Nero Wolfe mystery novellas by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1952. Itself collected in the omnibus volume Kings Full of Aces (Viking 1969), the book comprises three stories that first appeared in The American Magazine:

  • "Home to Roost" (January 1952, as "Nero Wolfe and the Communist Killer")
  • "The Cop-Killer" (February 1951, as "The Cop Killer")
  • "The Squirt and the Monkey" (August 1951, as "See No Evil")
  • Publication history

  • 1952, New York: The Viking Press, March 21, 1952, hardcover
  • In his limited-edition pamphlet, Collecting Mystery Fiction #9, Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe Part I, Otto Penzler describes the first edition of Triple Jeopardy: "Yellow cloth, front cover and spine printed with black; rear cover blank. Issued in a black, white, and purple dust wrapper." In April 2006, Firsts: The Book Collector's Magazine estimated that the first edition of Triple Jeopardy had a value of between $300 and $500.
  • 1952, New York: The Viking Press (Mystery Guild), July 1952, hardcover
  • The far less valuable Viking book club edition may be distinguished from the first edition in three ways:
  • 1952, London: Collins Crime Club, October 13, 1952, hardcover
  • 1957, New York: Bantam #A-1631, July 1957, paperback
  • 1969, New York: The Viking Press, Kings Full of Aces: A Nero Wolfe Omnibus (with Too Many Cooks and Plot It Yourself), January 28, 1969, hardcover
  • 1971, New York: Bantam Books S5952, 1957 Edition; 6th printing, June 1971, paperback, .75¢
  • 1993, New York: Bantam Books (Rex Stout Library) ISBN 0-553-76307-5, April 1993, introduction by Aaron Elkins, paperback
  • 1997, Newport Beach, California: Books on Tape, Inc. ISBN 0-7366-3748-6 July 21, 1997, audio cassette (unabridged, read by Michael Prichard)
  • 2010, New York: Bantam ISBN 978-0-307-75630-5 April 28, 2010, e-book
  • References

    Triple Jeopardy Wikipedia

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