The Silent Speaker (Nero Wolfe Series)

The Silent Speaker (Nero Wolfe Series)

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by Rex Stout, Walter Mosley
     
 

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When a powerful government official scheduled to speak to a group of millionaires turns up dead, the business world clamors for a solution, and Nero Wolfe takes the case.

Overview

When a powerful government official scheduled to speak to a group of millionaires turns up dead, the business world clamors for a solution, and Nero Wolfe takes the case.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553234978
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
Nero Wolfe Series
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
622,471
Product dimensions:
4.31(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.59(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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The Silent Speaker (Nero Wolfe Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Coltman More than 1 year ago
If you like mysteries you have got to like Archie Goodwin's tales of Nero Wolfe. Suspenseful, at times chaotic, always irreverent, well worth the read. I will eventually get them all simply because they're a good read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent read and contains a lot of characterization. You will find a lot of memorable parts in the book and you will never forget the memorable parts in this Nero Wolfe book. The story begins with a goverment offical (Director of the BPR) name Cheney Boone who is killed before making his speech at a hotel ballroom. In the crowd are tons of people who belong to the NIA. Wolfe, who needs money solves this case. Read it and you will enjoy it. Once Inspector Ash replaces Inspector Cramer the memorable parts begin.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nero Wolfe is surely one of the most beloved and fully imagined fictional detectives to be found. So, it is with great enthusiasm that I can now turn to a favorite story in audio book form. Michael Prichard, who was named one of Smart Money's Top Ten Golden Voices, gives an exuberant reading, adding another dimension to Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's aide. Fans will remember that with 'The Silent Speaker' Wolfe is, to say the least, in need of cash. Therefore, when a government honcho doesn't show up for a scheduled speech but instead shows up dead Wolfe is soon on the prowl. With the sometimes able assistance of the fey Archie the pair uncover a feud and a murderer. How they do it is a reminder of the narrative skills of Rex Stout.