And Be a Villain - Nero Wolfe, Bk 13 Author:Rex Stout This intricate case proves portly detective Nero Wolfe's brilliance beyond a shadow of a doubt. A flamboyant radio talk show host and her suddenly very dead guest are just the beginning. As always, assistant Archie provides good humor and serious legwork for his sedentary boss, who fits all the pieces together from his specially constructed ... more »leather chair.« less
When Nero Wolfe feels the pinch of filing his 1040 return, he needs to earn some quick cash. Recently, a well-known personality has been mysteriously (of course!) murdered while being interviewed on a top-ranked radio talk show hosted by Madeline Frazer. Wolfe suggests that she hire him to find the murderer. She is quite a character, and Archie runs into several more of same as he and Wolfe track down the truth behind the foul dead. The wit and humor are very much in evidence, as usual, and the book it as delightful as the other Wolfe mysteries.