The Doorbell Rang (Nero Wolfe Series)

The Doorbell Rang (Nero Wolfe Series)

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by Rex Stout, Tom Parker
     
 

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A prospective client believes that the FBI is spying on herself, her family and her associates. Can Wolfe get the Feds off her back? One hundred thousands plus expenses are his no matter what happens. And if he is successful, Wolfe can name his fee! But here comes murder and big trouble for the dean of detectives. Will this case prove worth the price? "The Doorbell… See more details below

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A prospective client believes that the FBI is spying on herself, her family and her associates. Can Wolfe get the Feds off her back? One hundred thousands plus expenses are his no matter what happens. And if he is successful, Wolfe can name his fee! But here comes murder and big trouble for the dean of detectives. Will this case prove worth the price? "The Doorbell Rang" has been voted one of the top 100 best mystery novels of all time by the Mystery Writers of America! August publication date. 2 cassettes.

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Library Journal
Nero Wolfe is sleuthing as usual in these three mysteries. In the Best Families deals with Mrs. Rackam, an aging millionaire who approaches Wolfe to investigate why her young and penniless husband suddenly and mysteriously has large sums of money. Wolfe's inquiry leads him to a confrontation with Arnold Zeck; later a letter bomb causes Wolfe to resign from detective work and go into hiding, leaving his assistant, Archie Goodwin, to solve the case. Has Wolfe's career ended in humiliation? Only time will tell. Michael Pritchard's clear and strong reading helps support the tale. Rachel Bruner, a wealthy society widow, turns to Wolfe in The Doorbell Rang. She writes him a check for $100,000 and asks him to stop the FBI from spying on her and her family. She will pay more if he is successful. He takes the case, and soon Wolfe and Archie are confronting FBI agents, murder, and threats as they search for answers. Champagne for One challenges Wolfe's knowledge of gourmet food and of sleuthing. Did society girl Faith Usher commit suicide via cyanide in her champagne, or was she murdered? Archie was there, and he suspects foul play. Saul Rubinek provides pleasant readings of both stories and helps keep the atmosphere charged. Although abridged, The Doorbell Rang/Champagne for One provides more entertainment than In the Best Families and is recommended.--Denise A. Garofalo, Mid-Hudson Lib. Syst., Poughkeepsie, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786107759
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Series:
Nero Wolfe Series
Edition description:
Unabridged, 3 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
6.72(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.34(d)

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