This is actually a collection of 4 short stories in one volume. It is enjoyable, although the plot is a little hard to follow at times. Still, I can recommend this book for any and all Stout/Nero Wolfe fans.
Embark on a year of murder and mystery. It begins at Christmas with a party and a posoning, then blossoms into spring with sudden death at the Easter Parade. With a killer in the crowd, the Fourth of July is no picnic, and the calendar is overbooked with corpses when death is in season. Here are four cunning cases that leave everyone guessing. When it comes to sleuthing out a clever solution, only Nero Wolfe has a clue.
Four entertaining 'quick-reads' from Rex Stout. For those who love Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin, it's worth the time to enjoy being with them again in these pages. Go for it!!
Everyone knows Nero Wolfe, and if you do not, then you should. Rex Stout was part of the golden age of mystery and his Nero Wolfe series became a classic, that spawned movies and even a tv show. The well fed, humorless, authoritative, orchid-loving detective who lived in his NYC townhouse with his wisecracking assistant Archie Goodwin and his chef/factotum, is a fun read. Nero Wolfe seldom leaves his town house to solve crimes, although he does venture out in this collection of 4 short stories, and while Archie does the legwork, Nero Wolfe solves the crime every time, much like Sherlock Holmes or Hercule Poirot, through the power of his intellect. The stories read quickly and are addictive, if you like this kind of thing. Everyone should read at least one.