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Plot It Yourself (Nero Wolfe Series)

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It's bad enough to steal someone's idea; but it takes real guts to claim it is your own, then sue the originator. That's just what a gang of hack writers do, ingeniously planting evidence to back up their claims. The frustrated authors call on Nero Wolfe for help.

But when someone dies, Wolfe realizes it's no simple extortion scheme. He'll have to draw on his critical skills to close the book on a killer well-versed in the ABCs of murder.

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Overview

It's bad enough to steal someone's idea; but it takes real guts to claim it is your own, then sue the originator. That's just what a gang of hack writers do, ingeniously planting evidence to back up their claims. The frustrated authors call on Nero Wolfe for help.

But when someone dies, Wolfe realizes it's no simple extortion scheme. He'll have to draw on his critical skills to close the book on a killer well-versed in the ABCs of murder.

"A delightful puzzle..Stout is king." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)

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This mosaic of extortion, murder, greedy agents, and depressed authors is set against a background of the publishing world. For the past four years unsuccessful authors have accused best-selling writers of plagiarism-and an out-of-court resolution is at hand for each. This time a joint committee of two literature/book-selling associations approach Nero Wolfe to investigate the latest accusation, against author Amy Wynn. After examining all the material, Wolfe determines that, based on literary style, the same person wrote all the involved materials, albeit on different typewriters. Then the bodies start to drop, with Wolfe's legman Archie Goodwin conveniently discovering them. Lots of Wolfe-temperament (including swearing in Serbo-Croatian), some witty touches in the construction of the crimes, and a clear, crisp reading by Michael Prichard combine to hold the listener's interest. Recommended.-Denise A. Garofalo, Astor Home for Children, Rhinebeck, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780670561445
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1959
  • Series: Nero Wolfe Series
  • Product dimensions: 20.00 (w) x 20.00 (h) x 20.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    Good story, terrible proofreading

    Good Nero Wolfe yarn, but this ebook version has annoying typos. Any longtime fan of the series knows Orrie's last name: Cather. In this ebook he is called Orrie Gather, an obvious spell-checker error that a human copyeditor should have caught. There are a few other such, but this one annoyed me the most. As Wolfe would say, plfui!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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