Search Results: "Rex Stout"


BOOK REVIEW

TRIO FOR BLUNT INSTRUMENTS by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 24, 1964

"In Blood Will Tell analysis of the evidence saves the husband of a murdered woman who had given him good reason to have wished her dead."
Those three novelettes feature the stationary detective Nero Wolfe and his leg man, Archie Goodwin. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN SPIDERS by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 26, 1953

"Calculating."
That open (but often shut) private eye, Nero Wolfe ignores police assumptions when he links three unrelated deaths and, with his meager force against N.Y.'s finest, ties in extortion with the murders. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK MOUNTAIN by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 1954

"Surprise, surprise!"
The big news about Mr. Stout's big boy, Nero Wolfe, is that he not only gets out of the house to the morgue (for his first visit) but travels to Montenegro and that isn't all — he even plays hide and seek with villainous characters in the mountains! Read full book review >

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ROYAL FLUSH by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1965

This winning hand includes Rex Stout's first mystery novel, Fer-de-Lance, Murder by the Book, and three novelettes— The Next Witness; When a Man Murders; and Die Like a Dog, quite a collation at this price. Read full book review >

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THE SILENT SPEAKER by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 1946

"Current topics and trends are a part of this wily Wolfe yarn."
Nero Wolfe returning after some six years, with as spectacular and gaudy flim-flams, obnoxious behavior as pre-war. Read full book review >

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THE FINAL DEDUCTION by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 1961

"Well mapped."
Nero Wolfe, as pettish as Archie Goodwin is truculent, works for a tenable answer when Mrs. Vail hires him in the matter of her husband's kidnaping. Read full book review >

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MR. CINDERELLA by Rex Stout
Released: Dec. 1, 1938

"Well done, but unimportant."
This has the "feel" of a story written to order for the pictures — sentiment plus. Read full book review >

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FIVE OF A KIND by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 10, 1961

"A good catcher-upper."
Brought together as another omnibus volume are three previously published Nero Wolfe titles: The Rubber Band (1936), In The Best Families (1950) and Three Doors To Death (a threesome — Man Alive, Omit Flowers, Door To Death) (1950). Read full book review >

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EAT, DRINK, AND BE BURIED by Rex Stout
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 1956

"From David Alexander to Lawrence Treat, this is a collation, crime-fashioned for the connoisseur."
Twenty tales of dark deeds, from members of the Mystery Writers of America, offer a menu that almost courses from soup to nuts. Read full book review >

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TOO MANY CLIENTS by Rex Stout
Released: Oct. 28, 1960

"The sex side- while it remains on paper and in Archie's mind- may lure some readers and prove distasteful to others."
Another Nero Wolfe brain workout, with Archie Goodwin providing the leg work. Read full book review >

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HOMICIDE TRINITY by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 26, 1962

"Nimble mental exercises."
Three novelettes from magazine appearances display — yet again- Nero Wolfe's many talents and Archie Goodwin's capable, if critical, support. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND CONFESSION by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 1949

"As before — showmanship and saleability."
The ponderous pundit and pluperfectly plump prima donna of crime detection at it again. Read full book review >