Plot It Yourself (Nero Wolfe Series)

Plot It Yourself (Nero Wolfe Series)

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by Rex Stout, Michael Prichard
     
 

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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

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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.

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

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Library Journal
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602834903
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
10/21/2008
Series:
Nero Wolfe Series
Edition description:
Unabridged Edition
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Widely regarded as one of America’s greatest mystery writers, Rex Stout (1886-1975) was the creator of the obese, orchid-loving, agoraphobic, egotistical, and brilliant detective, Nero Wolfe, and his wise-cracking sidekick, Archie Goodwin. The duo was featured in 33 novels and 39 novellas between 1934 and 1975, including books such as The Three Witnesses, The Doorbell Rang, and Over My Dead Body.

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Plot It Yourself 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
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