*Who or What is a Tingley Tidbit?
It's an obscure reference from a little-known, posthumously published Wolfe novella, Bitter End
. It has the same general plot as Bad for Business
, one of three non-Wolfe novels featuring Tecumseh Fox.
Tingley's Tidbits is a fictitious, prepared food manufactured by Mr. Tingley's prepared food company. It is a key plot device.
was published in Corsage
(1979, James Rock Publishing)
, as a limited printing of a few thousand. It has been out of print since its initial print run. Bitter End
was also included in the trilogy Death Times Three (1985)
, which contains two other Wolfe stories previously published only in magazines.
We use it as the title for this section to encompass information about all those wonderful Wolfean tidbits that keep many of us coming back, again and again, to reread the stories.