Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Art of Nero Wolfe: The Silent Speaker

When I was looking through old paperbacks with Philip Marlowe covers the other day (and finding only two), I came across several nice renderings of Archie Goodwin and Nero Wolfe. This one's from Bantam Book 308, published in 1948. Inside, Bantam was kind enough to provide the following blurb...

Nero Wolfe was a man who like to get things done . . . preferably by somebody else. In this case, there is a little matter of murder involved, and the very beautiful blonde, Miss Phoebe Gunther, knows something she isn't telling. Wolfe and his man-of-all-dirty-work, Archie Goodwin, are trying to find out just what the little lady has on her mind.
Illustrated by Hy Rubin.

"But I have nothing to lie about!" Miss Gunther says.
"Pfui," says Wolfe. "Everybody has something to lie about."

And here's the back, with Wolfe in his trademark yellow pajamas and a black & white squint at the original dj.


Richard Prosch said...

I love those old covers, Dave! Keep posting 'em as you are able.

Evan Lewis said...

Thanks, Richard. Will do.