Pretty Amy Denovo wants to find the father she has never seen, but she can't afford Nero Wolfe's outlandish fees...or can she? Suddenly, she's knocking on the oversized detective's door with a parcel full of bills in hand - and a quarter of a million hidden in her closet. It's all part of a nest egg left by her unknown father. But when Wolfe and his able assistant, Archie Goodwin, begin to trace the money to the man, they make a startling discovery: Amy's father murdered her mother, and now he may be after her. This is one of 73 mysteries written by one of America's greatest writers (and most interesting characters). You can't call yourself a mystery fan if you haven't read Rex Stout.
"It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore." (The New York Times Book Review)
"What's not to like about a Nero Wolfe mystery? The mysteries are short, cleverly plotted, well paced, and, if you're an audiobook listener, wonderfully read by Michael Prichard....Prichard has read nearly 20 books in Stout's series and has mastered Wolfe's deep, meditative voice and Archie's spry, chipper voice, as well as those of a host of other characters we recognize from one recording to the next." (AudioFile)
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Great Wolfe but not the very best story
- Michael "I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read."
Typical Rex Stout quality
intriguing. entertaining. Enjoyable.
Fer-de-Lance had the same kind of intricate plotting and character development.
Archie Goodwin, as always.
Wanted to but couldn't of course. Every chance I got I went back to it.
Like all the Nero Wolfe books read by Michael Prichard, this was excellent.
- Jackie "mystery lover"