Might as Well Be Dead (Nero Wolfe, Bk 26)
Might as Well Be Dead - Nero Wolfe, Bk 26 Author:Rex Stout Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herold gave his only son, Paul, a very raw deal. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to track Paul down so that he can make amends. But what if the young man doesn't want to be found... and what if he's the same P.H. who's currently on trial for cold-blooded murder? It's a case that will d... more »raw the great detective and his dedicated sidekick into a sticky web of deceit, one that will tax their resources to the utmost, and even cost them one of their own.« less
Rex Stout writes great characters. I read his novels over and over again just to "hear" Archie Goodwin's voice. He's like a wise-cracking old friend. Even incidental characters are written with warmth, understanding and depth.
This book centers around a question- is a man currently on trial for murder a client's long-lost son, or isn't he? And if he is- what then? A great story, very credible and very well told.