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.
Reading a Nero Wolfe story is like a visit with old friends. Wolfe's irascibility and Archie's sense of humor keep you smiling throughout the murder and mayhem.
A Nero Wolfe mystery, Radio talk show hosts guest dies after drinking sponsor's beverage. Wolfe agrees takes the case but everybody connected to the case lies about it.
Nero Wolfe at his best obnoxious self.
I enjoy Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe and his detective Archie. Unfortunately, the books also make me hungry! This is a good, relaxing read.
Yes, it's a good who-dun-it. They're very cordial with each other, which dates the writing. But overall very suspensful and twisting, just the way you like mystery to be.
This is my first Nero Wolfe book. I loved it. So much like the TV series which I couldn't get enough of. Archie is the best. This was a quick read, and as always lots of twists and turns trying to figure out who did the killing. Plan to read many more. Barbara
Book Description: "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 leather chair."