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eBook Three at Wolfe's Door ePub
Author: Rex Stout
Language: English
ISBN: 9995759373
ISBN13: 978-9995759377
Publisher: Bantam Books (September 1995)
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Subcategory: Thriller
Rating: 4.5
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Three at Wolfe's Door Rex Stout Series: Nero Wolfe Published: 1995 Tags: Vintage Mystery

Three at Wolfe's Door Rex Stout Series: Nero Wolfe Published: 1995 Tags: Vintage Mystery. SUMMARY: Joining Bantam's successful republications of Rex Stout's classic Nero Wolfe novels comes this amazing triple-play, including a deadly dinner party where five femmes fatales come under suspicion; a wandering cabbie with a comely corpse as a passenger; and a rodeo complete with cowboys, cowgirls and a dead millionaire with a fancy lariat for a necktie. Three at Wolfe's DoorRex StoutSeries: Nero Wolfe Published: 1995 Tags: Vintage Mystery

Rex Todhunter Stout (/staʊt/; December 1, 1886 – October 27, 1975) was an American writer noted for his detective fiction.

Rex Todhunter Stout (/staʊt/; December 1, 1886 – October 27, 1975) was an American writer noted for his detective fiction. His best-known characters are the detective Nero Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin, who were featured in 33 novels and 39 novellas between 1934 and 1975. In 1959, Stout received the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award.

About Three at Wolfe’s Door The man has entered our folklore.

About Three at Wolfe’s Door. Death comes a-calling not once but three times in this murderous collection of cases from the files of Nero Wolfe, the world’s greatest detective. First there is the exclusive dinner party where the guests are gourmets, arsenic is the appetizer, and the suspects are five of the most gorgeous gals in New York. The man has entered our folklore. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained-and puzzled-millions of mystery fans around the world.

Книга жанра: Старинная литература, Старинная литература: Прочее. Читать онлайн в библиотеке Booksonline. The kennel had a door to the side hall, and I left that way, went to the side terrace, and headed for the shack. As I expected, Cal was not alone. He stood with his back against the door, his arms folded. Laura Jay was against him, gripping his wrists, her head tilted back, talking fast in a voice so low I caught no words. I called sharply, 'Break it up!' She whirled on a heel and a toe, her eyes daring me to come any closer.

Three at Wolfe's Door.

For specific publication history, including original magazine appearances, see entries for individual titles. Three at Wolfe's Door. ISBN 18736-51-X, Paperback.

Stout wrote 46 Wolfe mysteries; the well-written books remained very popular. Stout was active in numerous organizations supporting democracy and world federalism, including the Writers Board for World Government. No, I said, I’m neither a producer nor an agent. My name’s Archie Goodwin, and I’m here because I’m a friend of the cook. My reason for wanting it is purely personal. They remind me of a girl I once loved in vain. Perhaps if I get to know you well enough-who can tell?. Not me, she declared. I’m nervous, and I don’t want to spill the soup. The name is Nora Jaret, without an H, and the number is Stanhope five, six-six-two-one

Three at Wolfe's Door book. I read many of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe novels when I was younger, and recently decided to reacquaint myself with Wolfe and Archie Goodwin.

Three at Wolfe's Door book. In Three at Wolfe's Door, death comes a-calling not once but. This collection of three novellas/short stories strikes me as minor Rex Stout. The stories were enjoyable, but I missed being able to read and stretch out with Archie's narratives.

Rex Stout's 1960 book "Three at Wolfe's Door (A Nero Wolfe Mystery Book 33)" is a compilation of three of his 1960 short stories:

1. "Poison a la Carte"
2. "Method Three for Murder"
3. "The Rodeo Murder"

"Poison" is a Very Good 4 stars out of 5 short story in good Stout form without any real negative. "Method" is an even better Excellent 5 stars out of 5 short story that's got the added benefit of being even more witty (I'd say humorous if it weren't a murder mystery). But, "Rodeo" is a Not Very Good 2 stars out of 5 short story with horrible characterizations for everyone who isn't a regular. Their behavior is cringe inducing. Averaging those out gives still gives a Very Good 4 stars out of 5, so that's what I'm rating the whole compilation at.
Rex Stout published not only novels, but collections of longish short stories, usually in groups of three. In this collection, Wolfe works on a case of poisoning at a dinner of gourmets, a stabbing victim found in a cab, and a strangulation at a party of rodeo cowboys. Stout links them with the device that in all three the reclusive Wolfe leaves his brownstone (in the second story, he gets as far as the front stoop). As usual, the mystery means little to me. Indeed, in the first story (one I'm embarrassed to admit I've known for decades), I can't even follow the basic puzzle, despite a helpful hint from Stout involving arranging pieces of paper. But that matters less to me than the exchanges between the Great Detective Nero Wolfe and his intrepid and breezy legman, Archie Goodwin, as well as the view of a Manhattan long gone -- one with extravagant parties and exclusive clubs, . It's also economically more diverse. Archie is a Midwestern prole wised up after years of observing the movers and shakers. In many ways, the Nero Wolfe series riffs on the screwball comedy, much as the Thin Man (William Powell-Myrna Loy-Asta) movies did. They tend to take place among the glamorous folk or independently wealthy -- a gourmet society, the Ten for Aristology, made up of wealthy men; a penthouse party thrown for the rodeo folk by millionaire Lily Rowan, Archie's number-one girl. But it's Archie's narrative voice that establishes the dash and the relatively light-hearted tone, despite the seriousness of murder. Stout's prose, as usual, moves like gangbusters, his choice of slang classically chaste, his jokes bright and undated.
Three early Nero Wolfe stories under one cover, what is not to like? Whether you are revisiting West Thirty Fifty Street to renew the relationship after too many years away, or like some of the characters you will find here, you are making your first visit, you will enjoy and benefit from the reading. It is hard to believe that Rex Stout has been gone for more than forty years. Nevertheless, the well crafted story lines and finely honed characters of this mid-20th Century mystery master are a treat for the eye and a sheer delight for the mind of the 21st Century reader. While some of Stout's early (and not so early) pulp writing is available in e-reader form and may lure you away, if you love a good mystery and like the Noir-lite style, you will be remiss if you pass up this selection. No, we won't spoil the stories with hints and innuendo, we just gently nudge you to buy Three at Wolfe's Door. Then, sit back and retreat into the world of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin and allow yourself to be goaded by Inspector Cramer. It is worth your time and your money.
For experienced Rex Stout / Nero Wolf mystery readers: this is really three novellas. In each, someone shows up unexpectedly at Wolf's brownstone, and the plot begins. One of the three is as good as anything Stout wrote. One is good; the third was actually disappointing - not up to Stout standards. Of course, few writers in general and even fewer mystery writers, match Stout's skillful structure, plots and occasional who--done-it approach. So even a good Nero Wolf mystery is better than most other writers' best.
If you don't have time for a full length novel, these short stories are equally lots of fun. "Counterfeit for Murder", for example, features Hattie Annis who isn't bowled over by the formidable Wolfe who she calls Falstaff or the charms of Archie who she calls Buster. It starts out with a counterfeit scheme and explodes into murder and showcases a scheming Wolfe. Wolfe and Archie are a lot of fun and I hope people discover them.
Rex Stout is frequently described as the "Grand Master" of detective fiction. "Three at Wolfe's Door" illustrate's this description of Stout. I first purchased this many years ago. Even re-reading it for the third (fourth?) time, it is thoroughly enjoyable.
Love all the Nero Wolfe books. They’re smart and classy and traditional.
Good stories
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