I read this book about 10-Oct-2002. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1962. This note was last modified Wednesday, 03-Mar-2004 11:07:18 PST.
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Perhaps all three stories really were written the same year, or perhaps this edition doesn't have the full copyright details.
There's a cool story with duplicate guns and some funny shuffles, and an interesting counterfeiting story. The counterfeiting one has a neat old lady who runs a rooming house for actors, who is a lot of fun. Stout is really good at quite a range of characters.
There's a bound-in advertisement for a set of Agatha Christie novels. Which is bad enough, but the headline says "Now you can enjoy the greatest mysteries ever written..." Wonder how Rex Stout would have felt about that?