Curtains for Three : Nero Wolfe

  • by Rex Stout
  • Narrated by Michael Prichard
  • Series: Nero Wolfe
  • 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In these three baffling mysteries of motive and murder, even the great Nero Wolfe finds himself stumped. First there is the case of the two passionate lovebirds who want to make sure that neither is a cold-blooded killer. Then it's off to the races, where Wolfe must choose from a stable of five likely suspects to corral a killer on horseback. And finally the detective finds himself the confidant of a distraught self-described grifter who claims a murderer is stalking Wolfe's own brownstone. Through brilliant deduction and inspired perseverance, the master of detection is determined to expose the truth behind the veils of illusion and bring down the curtain on three all-too-clever murderers.


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Three OK Stories, Homicide Trinity much better

This book contains three Nero Wolfe short stories; The Gun with Wings, Bullet for One and Disguise for Murder. These are all fine short stories but none are among my favorite Nero Wolfe shorts, and I tend to like the novels substantially more than the shorts. Although these stories have a nice tone and fantastic narration, they all lack second level of surprise which allows a great Nero Wolfe short to overcome the limitation of the short story format for a mystery. These each were a simple little mystery without enough twists or intensity of characters to make the stories outstanding.

If you want a good collection of shorts as an introduction to Nero Wolfe, try Homicide Trinity, the best of the shorts in this series. Still, this collection is not at all bad and should not be avoided by an avid Nero Wolfe buff.
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- Michael "I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read."

Love Rex Stout

Would you listen to Curtains for Three again? Why?

Yes, I will listen again in a few months. Well done.

Have you listened to any of Michael Prichard’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Have not listened to him before.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


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- Jamie Kopp

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-02-2007
  • Publisher: Books on Tape