Authors: Rex Stout
This book is fiction. No resemblance is intended between any character herein and any person, living or dead; any such resemblance is purely coincidental.
A Bantam Crime Line Book / published by arrangement with The Viking Press, Inc.
Viking edition / April 1963
Bantam edition / February 1966
Bantam reissue / August 1993
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Acknowledgment is made to
ELLERY QUEEN’S MYSTERY MAGAZINE,
in which “Eeny Meeny Murder Mo” appeared, and to
THE SATURDAY EVENING POST,
in which “Death of a Demon” and “Counterfeit for Murder” appeared, the latter under the title “The Counterfeiter’s Knife.”
All rights reserved.
Copyright © 1962 by Rex Stout
Introduction copyright © 1993 by Stephen Greenleaf.
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