Trio for Blunt Instruments (Nero Wolfe Series)

Trio for Blunt Instruments (Nero Wolfe Series)

by Rex Stout

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ISBN-13: 9780553241914
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/1997
Series: Nero Wolfe Series , #39
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 207,782
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(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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Trio for Blunt Instruments (Nero Wolfe Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Jarissa_Venters More than 1 year ago
Excellent work by Stout, but somewhat marred by this eBook edition seemingly NOT being of the printing shown on the B&N sales page, and having repeated scanning errors -- missing punctuation at the end of half the sentences, for example, and a handful of spots where the scanning software obviously misread two letters on the printed page as one other letter. I had hoped for a clean digital version of the 1997 printing; generally I expect a higher standard of quality from Random House. Was this a rush job? Working around the mystery of the missing periods, we have three rolicking stories of cases during 1960 to 1962 when our heroes are much more personally involved than Mr. Wolfe would like. Gallantry abounds, fees ... not so much. Not as much fun as _Prisoners Base_ or _Death of a Doxy_, but still a pleasant visit with the classic detective duo.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The e-publication is sloppy. The stories are excellent. The 1st and 3rd stories are best re: the use of red herrings. Even though it's easy to pick out the perp in the 2nd story, it is still worth reading for the same reasons all the Wolfe/Goodwin stories are worth reading: great main and satellite characters plus smart and witty dialogue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you already like Nero Wolfe, or just detective fiction with a bit of humor, you'll love these 3 tales.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Nero Wolfe and was delighted to see more entries in the series. Robert Goldsborough has done an excellent job capturing Rex Stout's voice. What fun to see Archie meet Nero! Highly recommended.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable. I prefer the longer one-story novels, but like all Nero Wolfe stories, this was a fun read. Rex Stout's writing is so clean and well-constructed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For a Rex Stout fan this 3 story book was a real treat. The stories were as good as any Nero Wolfe mystery,, and the dialogue was better the usual. Short stories also have one advantage,,, they are easy to fininsh in one setting.
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jgdenver More than 1 year ago
The series of Nero Wolfe mysteries contains many books with a trio of stories. I think this is one of the best.
Flintridge More than 1 year ago
Good plots, good guys win, great humor, entertaining .....