If Death Ever Slept (Nero Wolfe Series)

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The legendary Nero Wolfe is hired by a despicable millionaire named Otis Jarrell who is trying to prove that his daughter-in-law is an information-leaking, double-crossing snake. In spite of Wolfe’s reluctance, his assistant Archie brashly agrees to perform as Jarrell’s personal secretary — under an assumed identity — to gather information about the possible misdeeds of said daughter-in-law. Everything turns serious when one of the detectives' associates is found shot dead — and the evidence points to Jarrell’s ...
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The legendary Nero Wolfe is hired by a despicable millionaire named Otis Jarrell who is trying to prove that his daughter-in-law is an information-leaking, double-crossing snake. In spite of Wolfe’s reluctance, his assistant Archie brashly agrees to perform as Jarrell’s personal secretary — under an assumed identity — to gather information about the possible misdeeds of said daughter-in-law. Everything turns serious when one of the detectives' associates is found shot dead — and the evidence points to Jarrell’s own missing revolver.
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This latest entry in the estimable Nero Wolfe audio canon is a veritable time machine, transporting listeners back not only to the upscale New York City of the 1950s, but also to an era when wit and literacy flourished in the mystery genre. Prichard again proves that he is the perfect Archie Goodwin, surely the most interesting sidekick of them all the voice of Stout's most liberal instincts as well as a shrewd detective in his own right. The tale begins with a psychological duel between Goodwin and Wolfe as funny as a Kaufman and Hart play (indeed, a quote from George S. Kaufman sneaks into the text), reminding listeners how sharp an ear Stout (1886-1975) had for the edges and nuances of relationships. As usual, the plot is the work's least important aspect although this one, about a crass tycoon who hires Wolfe and Goodwin to expose his cheating daughter-in-law, does contain a few surprises. What stays in the mind are the sharply etched images (in black and white, like the best photographs from the period) of a relatively recent but completely vanished world of glamour, greed and human weakness. Based on the Viking hardcover. (Mar.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553762969
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/2/1995
  • Series: Nero Wolfe Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 216,978
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Nero wolfe

    I love Archie Goodwin in this novel. nero wolfe is brilliant.

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    Posted February 23, 2013

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    So can i be med cat?

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    Posted February 23, 2013

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    Sure. ((Try to advertize. I am locked out of most books))

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