Three Witnesses (Nero Wolfe Series)

Three Witnesses (Nero Wolfe Series)

by Rex Stout

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Three witnesses hold all the clues in three crimes of passion that have even Nero Wolfe guessing to the very end.

Did the dead millionaire who suddenly came back to life—only to end up dead again—write his own death warrant years before? Will the black Labrador retriever who follows Archie home prove that man’s best friend is a killer’s worst enemy? And in a case involving a telephone answering service with three very untalkative operators, could the great detective himself be the witness who will save an innocent man from the chair?
Introduction by Susan Conant
“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: 9780553249590
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/1994
Series: Nero Wolfe Series , #26
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 156,305
Product dimensions: 4.17(w) x 6.82(h) x 0.57(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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Three Witnesses (Nero Wolfe Series) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
LA12Hernandez on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There are three stories and I enjoyed the first and third. The middle story seemed drawn out and was boring.
MrsLee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love the story with the black lab in this book. Nero Wolfe has a pet!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As per usual with the Wolfe/Goodwin books, the characters are brilliant: fully-formed and believable. The dialogue is smart and witty and often humorous. Stout has several collection of shorts. Like Dame Christie, Stout was equally adept at writing short-stories as he was at penning full-length books. Also like Christie, he never wrote a bad book. Some are more clever than others, and I like some more than I do others, but none are bad. It, mostly, comes down to personal taste.
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I bought the Nook version after reading the sample and they're enjoyable short stories. The collection includes: "Next Witness," "When a Man Murders," and "Die Like a Dog." Rex Stout's books are usually around 200 pages in paperback version, and this Nook short story collection is no exception. Don't expect big, thick novels. I love the New York setting and the usual collection of characters. Wolfe himself is the most unique and he has Archie Goodwin to keep him grounded.
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