Book Reviews of The Doorbell Rang (Nero Wolfe, Bk 40)

The Doorbell Rang  (Nero Wolfe, Bk 40)
The Doorbell Rang - Nero Wolfe, Bk 40
Author: Rex Stout
ISBN-13: 9780762188574
ISBN-10: 076218857X
Publication Date: 9/2000
Pages: 207
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Readers Digest Assn
Book Type: Hardcover
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Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe books are all great fun, full of wonderful food and the arcane details of hobbies as diverse as orchid growing and Balkan history. But in this outing, things suddenly become much more serious when Wolfe and his sidekick Archie Goodwin face the malevolent forces of J. Edgar Hoover and his FBI minions. Luckily, Stout's heart and his writing style are more than equal to the challenge
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Great plot as Wolfe takes on the FBI. Nice final line in the book. Well done.
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Super story! Lead me to request many others by this author. Hope I can read them all.
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Nero Wolfe is still the most pompous ass since Poirot. Archie Goodwin, as picturesque and lovable as ever, throws his wit and muscle around: he's not quite Philip Marlowe but entertaining enough. The police are never quite up to the task, so nothing's new in detective fiction. At least no one breaks down on the witness stand and confesses to the crime. And, the plot it is somewhat plausible. This is an easy read for an afternoon, or evening.
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One of the best Nero, Archie and Rex books.