The Red Box Author:Rex Stout Arcie Goodwin's the name I'm the hard-hitting, good-looking sidekick of a beer-drinking, orchid-fancying giant genius of a dectetive named Nero Wolfe. Wolfe and I have worked on some pretty weird cases. This one I call- The dandy candy murders. A beautiful model who should have been watching her figure never dreamed that one little piece of can... more »dy could kill her. But it did. And her untimely but well-dressed death put Nero Wolfe in line for the supreme insult of his career- another murder, right in his own home. He had to solve the case to save his pride. But the only clue was an odd red box- and, oddly enough, that had disappeared!« less
This was an ok read but I felt it dragged early on when Nero Wolfe was trying to work with the Frosts and I figured how the ending would play out. For me, mysteries that do not stump me are not much fun to read. Of course, I did not know out all the twists and turns which made the book worthwhile finishing. The murderer's motive was quite different from what I expected. If you like Rex Stout pick up a different mystery unless you want to read everything he wrote.