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User Topic: Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe mysteries
sisoon
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Default  Posted: 10:17 AM, May 28th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I started rereading these a few weeks ago. The first in the series, Fer-de-Lance, was published 80 years ago and yet the language is still ...um... current.

The Doorbell Rang about the FBI may be of current interest.

In any case, a good library should have them. Obviously, I think they're worth reading, and I'd like to find out if younger readers agree.

If you're in a library and at loose ends, pick one up, and let me know what you think. Thanks.


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Default  Posted: 10:30 AM, May 29th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

At one time, I owned every single Rex Stout mystery written - all 47 of them. It took me years to find them all because they were out of print (now, Kindle has most of them). They are wonderful! I read them every few years, when I had forgotten the details of the mystery.

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Default  Posted: 8:07 AM, May 30th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I read them all 100 years ago and loved them. I'm not a rereader of books, because there are too many new ones I want to read, but I highly recommend Nero Wolfe to any mystery reader. For you young'uns out there, they will be a treat.

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mike7
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Default  Posted: 1:05 AM, June 3rd (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

finding a good book is a real quest. i may have to look into these. i have a lot of time to read at the moment.


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