In the Best Families (Nero Wolfe Series)

In the Best Families (Nero Wolfe Series)

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by Rex Stout
     
 

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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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553277760
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
Nero Wolfe Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
321,686
Product dimensions:
4.15(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.75(d)

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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In the Best Families 4.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
pugsnhugs More than 1 year ago
Excellent read, I love how he writes Archie, Nero and Fritz. Great get away to read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A true Nero classic!
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The continuations are collectible too which you cant always say
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the Nero Wolfe books and have enjoyed them all. Also I have recommended them to friends who have also enjoyed them.