Some Buried Caesar (Nero Wolfe Series)

Some Buried Caesar (Nero Wolfe Series)

by Rex Stout

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Some Buried Caesar (Nero Wolfe Series) by Rex Stout

An automobile breakdown strands Nero Wolfe and Archie in the middle of a private pasture—and a family feud over a prize bull. A restaurateur’s plan to buy the stud and barbecue it as a publicity stunt may be in poor taste, but it isn’t a crime . . . until Hickory Caesar Grindon, the soon-to-be-beefsteak bull, is found pawing the remains of a family scion. Wolfe is sure the idea that Caesar is the murderer is, well, pure bull. Now the great detective is on the horns of a dilemma as a veritable stampede of suspects—including a young lady Archie has his eye on—conceals a special breed of killer who wins a blue ribbon for sheer audacity.
 
Introduction by Diane Mott Davidson
 
“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: 9780553254648
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/1990
Series: Nero Wolfe Series , #6
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 382,900
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.72(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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Some Buried Caesar 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first Nero Wolfe mystery that I have read, but I can safely say that I'm hooked. I enjoyed this book more than any mystery I've read to date. The characters are great, and I was kept on the edge of my seat the entire time. Get this book if you are a mystery fan. You won't be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For all of you Rex Stout fans out there, this book is a MUST. It's a wonderfully written book staring Archie, Nero and introduces Lily Rowan. If you are a Lily fan, READ THIS BOOK. TRUST ME, YOU WILL LOVE IT!
Yllom on LibraryThing 4 days ago
If you haven't met Nero Wolfe yet, I highly recommend making his acquaintance. Wolfe is an eccentric private detective who rarely leaves his Manhattan brownstone, has a floor devoted to orchids, and a devotion to good food. The footwork needed for his cases is taken care of by Archie Goodwin, who is also the witty narrator. (After seeing the A&E series, I will always hear the voice of Timothy Hutton.) This is one of the few Nero Wolfe cases where he leaves the house, to show his prize-winning orchids, and solve the case of murder by prize-winning bull.
AdonisGuilfoyle on LibraryThing 4 days ago
One of the better, and earlier, Nero Wolfe novels. The fat detective is out of his natural habitat again, but unlike 'Death of a Dude', this still feels like a comfortable Brownstone story. Lily Rowan makes her first appearance - enjoy the spark between her and Archie, as well as the spoiled rich girl act that endears her to both detectives and the reader alike, because Stout rather drains her of all personality and interest after this. The mystery is a subplot to the character interactions, but neat and original despite that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As I've stated before, all the Wolfe/Goodwin mysteries are good, but some are better than others. Partly, it comes down to personal taste. This is a solid entry in the Wolfe/Goodwin Canon, and I enjoy reading it for a variety of reasons, but it is not one of my favorites. Even though I quickly figured out the identity of the perpetrator in this book when I first read it in the 1980's, I enjoy rereading it, because of the banter between Wolfe and Goodwin, and because of their interaction with other characters. It easily holds my interest. In this book, the readers meet Lily Rowan for the 1st time. I do not like her in this story. She comes across as an entitled, selfish, brat. In subsequent books, she matures and grows more interesting. This is a series best read from the beginning. It's not critical, but it does give it more impact. You get to see the evolution of the main characters. Also, as these books were written between the mid-1930's and the mid-1970's, these books give you a birds-eye view of the social, political, economic, and scientific changes over the same timespan.
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