Fer-de-Lance
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Fer-de-Lance
Rex Stout
Mystery & Suspense
Aug 9, 2018
Imperious, majestic, and possessed of unrivaled powers of ratiocination, the private investigator Nero Wolfe is mystery royalty. His cases, as recorded and narrated by Archie Goodwin, his assistant as well as his eyes and ears, are among the most entertaining in the annals of detective fiction. In Fer-de-Lance, the genius must exert his mind as Archie exerts his body to unravel the serpentine connections between the murders of an immigrant laborer and a college president. The case Stout concocts is intricate enough to lend a compelling forward motion through the enchanted atmosphere of Wolfe’s carefully constructed realm. Best of all, the author’s brilliant combination of Wolfe’s mental ingenuity and Goodwin’s street-savvy sleuthing provides readers with the satisfactions of both the classic mystery of intellection and its more hard-boiled cousin.
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Mar 26, 2019
another finally for me. Rex Stout's stories are my favorite mysteries, and not just because I weigh a seventh of a ton
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Apr 4, 2019
When I'm looking for a mystery to read, Nero Wolfe/Archie Goodwin is the first one I think of. Feeling inspired to read another one.
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Oct 16, 2019
Pretty much meh by my tastes. Nero is more arrogant than clever. I know it's a tale of another time, but the casual misogyny and open racism was cringe worthy.
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