In the Best Families (Nero Wolfe Series) [NOOK Book]

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Aging millionairess Mrs. Rackham asks Nero Wolfe to find out where her penniless husband has suddenly been obtaining mysteriously large sums of money, a request that leads to murder and to threats against the master detective himself.

Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin must help a rich old woman whose husband is getting money in a most mysterious way. But when the case leads Wolfe to the most dangerous man in the U.S., he knows that if he wants to live, he will have to do...

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In the Best Families (Nero Wolfe Series)

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Overview

Aging millionairess Mrs. Rackham asks Nero Wolfe to find out where her penniless husband has suddenly been obtaining mysteriously large sums of money, a request that leads to murder and to threats against the master detective himself.

Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin must help a rich old woman whose husband is getting money in a most mysterious way. But when the case leads Wolfe to the most dangerous man in the U.S., he knows that if he wants to live, he will have to do the one thing that he has never contemplated--run and hide. Reissue.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307756015
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/21/2010
  • Series: Nero Wolfe Series
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 51,271
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Rex Stout (1886–1975) was the creator of Nero Wolfe, one of the most popular detectives of all time.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2001

    One of the best- an incredible story!

    I have read several of these books and am a definite fan, but this one takes the cake! Nero Wolfe takes on organized crime, loses a few pounds, and leaves Archie to fend for himself for months! Although the text is as rich and sharp as all of Rex Stout's books, this one is the most ingenious.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2009

    Quite possibly...the best Nero Wolfe story in the canon

    I really enjoyed this particular Nero Wolfe story- the final confrontation between Wolfe and his nemesis, Arnold Zeck; the shocking and thoroughly enjoyable twist in the middle; Rex Stout's always fine plotting and pacing. This was a wonderful, engrossing, entertaining read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2005

    Wolfe vs. Zeck, bring it on!

    Mrs. Rackam, elderly millionaire has curiosities about her penniless husband suddenly obtaining generous amounts of money. A ground ball for Nero Wolfe, genius detective and ace investigator Archie Goodwin, right? Not when it results in a bomb delivered to 918 West 35 street by the most dangerous man in the United States, Arnold Zeck (Hijinx previously chronicled in And Be A Villian & The Second Confession). It should be a call to arms for the world's greatest private eye, when the going gets tough, the tough get....going? Oh yeah, gone and nowhere to be found. Nero Wolfe abandons the sanctuary of his brownstone with Archie to handle the case at hand. Is it the last of the portly detective or will his genius combat the man no one is willing to tangle with. Either way Rex Stout brings you a nail biting adventure that runs the extremes of suspense and drama. A fabulous novel from the true master of detective fiction.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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