By Rex Stout
A grand grasp of the shape, Rex Stout is one in all America’s maximum secret writers, and his literary production Nero Wolfe is certainly one of fiction’s maximum detectives. right here, in Stout’s 3rd and fourth whole Wolfe mysteries, the smug, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth and his trusty man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, resolve in their so much baffling instances.
The Rubber Band
What do a Wild West lynching and a revered English nobleman have in universal? at the floor, totally not anything. but if a tender girl hires his companies, it turns into Nero Wolfe’s task to appear deeper and locate the relationship. A forty-year-old pact, a five-thousand-mile seek, and a million-dollar homicide are all associated with a global scandal which can rebound at the nice detective and his associate, Archie, with deadly abruptness.
The pink Box
Murder by way of chocolate? That’s the idea Nero Wolfe needs to function from whilst a stunning girl is poisoned after indulging in a field of sweet. It’s a case that the good detective—no stranger himself to overindulgence—is loath to take for various purposes, together with that it will possibly require that he go away his cozy brownstone. yet he and Archie are forced via a secret that combines haute couture and occasional motives…and a killer who can have made the deadliest mistake.
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I'll be there at nine sharp to look things over. " Perry was frowning. " The color topped his cheekbones again. "This is urgent. I am one of Wolfe's oldest clients. I took the trouble to come here personally-" "Sorry, Mr. Perry. Won't tomorrow do? " Perry jerked up in his chair. "I insist on seeing Wolfel" I shook my head. "You know you can't. " But then I thought, after all, I've seen worse guys, and he's a client, and maybe he can't help it if he gets on Mayors* Committees, perhaps they nag him.
We have some thirty private offices on that floor, officers of the corporation, department heads, and so on. Last Friday one of the officers had in his desk a sum of money in currency, a fairly large sum, which disappeared under circumstances which led him to suspect that it had been taken by- by the employee I spoke of. It was not reported to me until Saturday morning. The officer requested immediate action, but I could not bring myself to believe the employee guilty. She has been-that is, she has always seemed to merit the most complete confidence.
I'm fairly observant, but I hadn't suspected its existence. He wrapped the paper around it, clumsily but thoroughly, got up and took it to the wastebasket, and came back and sat down again. His eyes twinkled at me. "There seems to be very little spittin' done east of the Mississippi. A swallower like me don't mind, but if John Orcutt was here he wouldn't tolerate it. But you was asking me if there's anything you can do for me. I wish to God I knew. " I grinned at him. "If you mean an honest man, Mr.
The Rubber Band (Nero Wolfe Mysteries) by Rex Stout