FerdeLance - Nero Wolfe, Bk 1 Author:Rex Stout As any herpetologist will tell you, the fer-de-lance is among the most dreaded snakes known to man.??When someone makes a present of one to Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin knows he's getting dreadully close to solving the devilishly clever murders of an immigrant and a college president.??As for Wolfe, he's playing snake charmer in a case with more t... more »wists than an anaconda -- whistling a seductive tune he hopes will catch a killer who's still got poison in his heart.« less
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.