Murder by the Book (Nero Wolfe Series)

Murder by the Book (Nero Wolfe Series)

by Rex Stout

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Murder by the Book (Nero Wolfe Series) by Rex Stout

It wasn’t Leonard Dykes’s writing style that offended. But something in his unpublished tome seemed to lead everyone who read it to a very unhappy ending. Now four people are dead, including the unfortunate author himself, and the police think Nero Wolfe is the only man who can close the book on this novel killer. So the genius sleuth directs his sidekick to set a trap . . . and discovers that the truth is far stranger—and far bloodier—than fiction.
 
Introduction by David Handler
 
“It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America’s greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained—and puzzled—millions of mystery fans around the world. Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553763119
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/1995
Series: Nero Wolfe Series , #19
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 163,532
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Rex Stout (1886–1975) wrote dozens of short stories, novellas, and full-length mystery novels, most featuring his two indelible characters, the peerless detective Nero Wolfe and his handy sidekick, Archie Goodwin.

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Murder by the Book 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
kpet More than 1 year ago
Why is a book worth murdering for? That is the puzzle facing Archie and Wolfe. While Archie does the legwork, the clients plot, and Nero faces one of his toughest cases. The suspects are various, their motives unclear. A great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the Wolfe/Goodwin mysteries are good, and some are great. This one is top-drawer. The mystery is clever and loaded with ripe red herrings, the characters are brilliant, and the dialogue is superb.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
America truly holds its own against the masterful Sherlock Holmes character with the advent of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe. All the books are worthwhile, this is another example of Wolfe observing all that we miss and trapping a killer with his own confession.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent plotted wolf with a merciless killer and a father who wants the truth despite wolfs hesitation page counter
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kahken More than 1 year ago
Great way to spend a rainy afternoon. As usual, excellent plotting.
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That have had a good continuation in eight other books by another writer
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avidreaderctb More than 1 year ago
I didn't care for this book as I am not a Nero Wolfe fan. There are better mysterybooks out there
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So u do
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Kk