Nero Wolfe's last recorded case! Wolfe never works without a well-heeled client and a sizable fee, but when a bomb racks his brownstone, killing his favorite waiter from his favorite restaurant, the world's greatest gourmet takes it as a personal affront. What kind of unsavory killer commits murder within ten feet of a legendary detective? It's a question Wolfe will go to heroic lengths to answer. But even as he and Archie uncover an unappetizing brew of conspiracy and lies, the killer serves up a second helping of homicide and Wolfe is left to face a most unpalatable truth.
"It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore." (New York Times Book Review)
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Reader Michael Prichard delivers a convincing rendition of Archie Goodwin, the burly right hand of the portly Nero Wolfe, world-renowned gourmand and detective. Prichard preserves the 1970s setting and 1950s origins of the story, bringing listeners a well-paced narration of murder and politics--a combination of elements that usually guarantees an exciting listen. This audio entertainment is as well formed and fragrant as one of Wolfe's hothouse orchids (the stout sleuth cultivates them by the hundreds in his town house greenhouse) as Goodwin walks us through an explosive murder investigation and political wheeling and dealing in a tough yet intelligent read. D.J.B. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1976. Book Condition: Good. Light wear to boards, content clean and bright - solidly bound. Good price clipped DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 9999-9992536023
Book Description Collins Crime Club, 1976, 1976. 1st edition, hardback, 8vo, 190pp, clean and sound, no inscriptions, red cloth, gilt titles, bumped at spine ends, Very Good / Fair dustwrapper; wrapper edges scuffed and fraying. ISBN: 0002315483. Bookseller Inventory # 27378
Book Description Collins, London, 1976. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Tight and square, moderate markings, minor wear. Intact unfaded dust jacket with just a hint of tape stain to the flaps. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 016132
Book Description London: Collins, 1976. First English Edition. 8vo. 190pp. Red cloth. Fine in minimally rubbed dust-jacket very slightly tanned on the back panel. The final Nero Wolfe novel published posthumously. Bookseller Inventory # 8893
Book Description Collins Crime Club, London, 1976. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good PC Dw. Jacket Margaret Murray (illustrator). First Edition. 190pp. 8 inches. Red cloth, gilt titles. Slightly bumped, occasional speckle of foxing to edges, publisher's mark on base edges. Internally vg, no owner's marks, one page corner creased and tiny bumps to other few. In original dw, p/c corner (daft as also has publisher's price label!), slight edgewear, and end leaf is creased. The author's last matchless Nero Wolfe novel. (Crime fiction, Detective, Nero Wolfe) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # C10564