An interesting whodunit with just enough devious twists and turns, the quirky Nero Wolfe and his man Archie--I think Archie is a great character!--what's not to like in this first of the Nero Wolfe books? Stout's prose brings the period to life, and he practically defines the genre. If you like well-crafted detective stories, you need to try Rex Stout.
I love Nero Wolfe. I am completely obsessed!
This is the first book in the Nero Wolfe series. Good story!
The first Nero Wolfe novel, written in 1934. They're still printing and selling Nero Wolfe books, for a good reason. Even today, they're great reading. This one is one of the most clever of the Nero Wolfe stories.
A fine detective story. Well worth reading .
For my money, the best writter that was around
Not one of the very best Nero Wolf stories, but good. Also this is the very first Nero Wolf story, so it's a must-have for fans.
This was his first book. It's enough to get you hooked on Nero Wolfe mysteries, just like my husband and I are!
Nero Wolfe & Archie Goodwin Detectives New York City 1920-30's