Archive for the tag 'nero wolfe'

The Doorbell Rang by Rex Stout: a short review

In 1965, Rex Stout was nearly 80 years old and at the top of his game. There’s hope for me yet.

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The Mother Hunt by Rex Stout: a short review

Quite possibly my favorite Nero Wolfe. Just delicious.

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Three at Wolfe’s Door by Rex Stout: a short review

“At Wolfe’s Door:” One where Wolfe was present, another where he’d just left the crime scene, and one quite literally at his door. The second, “Method Three for Murder,” is absolutely delightful.

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Stout Fellow by O.E. McBride: a short review

A basic guide to the Wolfe stories and characters, with some useful reference material. Adequate, but unexciting.

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Trouble in Triplicate by Rex Stout: a short review

Just a short comment: Before I Die is as fine a story as Stout ever wrote, and sufficient reason to seek out this book. Instead of Evidence is among the weakest Nero Wolfe stories. Help Wanted, Male is somewhere between, but on the weak side.

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Too Many Women by Rex Stout: a short review

Absolutely delightful; Archie’s at his best in this one.

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