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Fer-de-Lance (Nero Wolfe Series)
     

Fer-de-Lance (Nero Wolfe Series)

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by Rex Stout
 

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As any herpetologist will tell you, the fer-de-lance is among the most dreaded snakes known to man.  When someone makes a present of one to Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin knows he's getting dreadully close to solving the devilishly clever murders of an immigrant and a college president.  As for Wolfe, he's playing snake charmer in a case with more

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As any herpetologist will tell you, the fer-de-lance is among the most dreaded snakes known to man.  When someone makes a present of one to Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin knows he's getting dreadully close to solving the devilishly clever murders of an immigrant and a college president.  As for Wolfe, he's playing snake charmer in a case with more twists than an anaconda — whistling a seductive tune he hopes will catch a killer who's still got poison in his heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553278194
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Nero Wolfe Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
169,257
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Rex Stout (1886–1975) wrote dozens of short stories, novellas, and full-length mystery novels, most featuring his two indelible characters, the peerless detective Nero Wolfe and his handy sidekick, Archie Goodwin.

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Fer-de-Lance 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is just one of many great books by Rex Stout in his Nero Wolfe series. He is an author everyone can enjoy, from a seventh grader to Ph.D.s. Have a dictionary at hand because your vocabulary will improve! Suspenseful, entertaining, clean, with compelling characters and brilliant prose. Try it! Tou'll like it!
LovesReadingCB More than 1 year ago
I read all the Nero Wolfe books 35 years ago. They are easy reading and very entertaining (Archie, the side kick, has a great wit). I read all kinds of books and sometimes I like to pick up one that will read quickly. I am going to read all in the series again. I recommend them to anyone who likes detective mysteries that are not graphic or full of 4-letter words and have some humor to them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a book you can't put down. It is the first book to feature the lazy sleuth, and his straight-out-of-the-movies Watson, Archie Goodwin. It starts with the disapearance of an imagrint welder but ends with the death of a college president. Really good!
PM55 More than 1 year ago
This is a very enjoyable, cozy mystery. Nero Wolfe is an eccentric and a genius. Archie Goodwin is his quintessential right hand man - he acts as Wolfe's eyes and legs. The story has twists and turns and only Nero can put the puzzle together.
mndoc More than 1 year ago
This is Rex Stouts first Nero Wolfe mystery. These books harken back to a simpler time when writers in the genre were expected to deliver an entertaining yarn and a pretty good puzzle. I've read all of the Wolfe mysteries and I think this is the best of them. It's worth a read for anyone who values good writing.
lobowolf More than 1 year ago
I just recently got back to some of the older authors and this first novel of Nero Wolfe was a good restart for me.
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Sweetie6452 More than 1 year ago
Read the entire set and in a few years you'll want to pick one of the favorites up again. you'll keep going back over and over again. I even went as far as to find the cookbook. Nero Wolfe is a true excentric, but like Sherlock he's brilliant! Archie is an interesting sidekick. Enjoy it is good for most readers, not raunchy, yet interesting
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I read this book first. It was portrayed in the tv series on A&E. Really good! Kassandra Dixon
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