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  • Series: Nero Wolfe (Book 36)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Crimeline (July 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553234463
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553234466
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.5 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #366,515 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sorry, it was a gift for my husband, he loves Nero Wolfe books, and I am sure he will enjoy when he reads it.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By James A. White on June 15, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is an excellent collection of Nero Wolfe short stories--some of the best Stout ever wrote, but they are still short stories. While they are great introductory reading for the new Stout enthusiast (highly recommended if this applies to you), the stories seem rather abrupt for anyone who's read the novels. Just as Wolfe, the cantankerous, lazy, overweight, yet completely endearing detective, and Archie, the CLASSIC unflappable sidekick, seem to begin solving the murder, they've found the solution, and the story is over. Other than the general abruptness of the stories, the book is wonderful, and the stories themselves are some of the best Stout ever wrote--if only he had fleshed them out into novels...

In "Eeny Meeny Murder Mo," 'it's a wily killer who dares to strike on Nero Wolfe's hallowed turf--and leave a corpse strangled with Wolfe's own soup-stained tie.' This is the story that was turned into an A&E movie, and the one that got me started on Rex Stout's novels.

In "Death of a Demon," 'Wolfe faces a gun-toting wife who serves up a confession of homicidal intent--only to become the sole suspect when her husband's corpse is found.' This one is a little confusing, keeping all of the guns (some toted by the aforementioned wife) straight.

Finally, in "Counterfeit for Murder," 'a cop-hating landlady brings Wolfe counterfeit cash--that leads to genuine murder.' This story introduces a very likeable character in the landlady, one of the few women Wolfe (by no means a woman-hater; they just seem to get in the way of his orderly existence) moderately respects.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By George R Dekle on February 18, 2002
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This book consists of three novelettes or short stories, each featuring a singularly perplexing murder.
In "Eeny Meeny Murder Mo," Wolfe gets a spot on his tie, removes it, places it on his desk, goes to his upstairs greenhouse, and returns to find the tie tied tightly around the neck of a prominent attorney's secretary. He becomes so embarrassed by the incident, he finds himself incapable of thinking clearly. Wolfe swears he will find the killer, but he hasn't got a clue how to go about it. Archie gently prods trying to get Wolfe back on track. Wolfe finally regains his composure and . . . .
"That's the gun I'm not going to murder my husband with," the lady says as she puts it on Nero Wolfe's desk. The only trouble is, he's already dead. In "Death of a Demon," Wolfe finds himself in the unenviable position of possibly concealing the murder weapon from his arch nemesis, Inspector Cramer. He must walk a fine line between legitimate investigation and obstruction of justice in order to exonerate his client.
In "Counterfeit for Murder," Archie thinks it will be great fun to try to induce Wolfe to act for a homely old landlady who has a bagful of funny money. When the landlady's beautiful tenant is found dead and the landlady is arrested, Wolfe must fend off Inspector Cramer and the Secret Service as he tries to free his homely client and find the real killer. I must admit that when I read a Nero Wolfe mystery, I'm usually in the dark until Wolfe unveils the killer. In this one, the killer is obvious to the careful reader.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Michele L. Worley on March 19, 2002
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This edition now boasts "As Seen on TV!" on its cover, alluding to the fact that 1 (so far) of the 3 short stories herein has been adapted by A&E. Apart from Stephen Greenleaf's forward and the afterward, the book is pure Stout.
All 3 are murder investigations.
"Eeny Meeny Murder Mo" - The A&E adaptation is faithful to the story, although it has a little extra trimming - specifically, A&E added a prologue, where Archie begins telling the story at the Thursday night poker game while Orrie is preparing to bet, as a bridge to the next A&E episode, "Disguise for Murder", which picks up with the poker game after Archie finishes the story.
Bertha Aaron, a valued employee of Otis, Edey, Heydecker, and Jett, fears to go to Otis with her problem because of his heart condition. She caught a member of the firm meeting secretly with the opposing client in a major case, confronted the offender, and doesn't know what to do. (She won't say which, hence the title of the story.) Unfortunately, the firm's client is Morton Sorrell, and the opposing client is his soon-to-be-ex wife Rita Ramsey Sorrell - a divorce case. And while Archie tries to persuade Wolfe that the divorce has nothing to do with Ms. Aaron's problem, somebody gets into the office and leaves her dead on the floor.
Strangled with one of Wolfe's neckties.
Oh, boy. :)
"Death of a Demon" - Lucy Hazen hires Wolfe just to hear her say, "That's the gun I'm not going to shoot my husband with." She wants a divorce, which he won't grant, and she hates him so much that she's taking this step to shake the idea - discussing in detail how much she's been obsessed lately with the idea of killing Hazen. Unfortunately, as Wolfe points out, this puts her in a bad position if (and as it turns out, when) somebody *else* shoots him.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Commenter77 on July 26, 2012
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Among Stout's numerous threesome story books, this one stands out to me, and contains my favorite story so far: "Counterfeit for Murder." Working through the books in order has produced a solid appreciation for the indefatigable Archy. He has never (so far) become jaded and repetitive. The guy is just an energizer bunny, still going through thick and thin, still bouncing back each time he gets knocked down (and fed up with Wolfe). Say, how many double shifts do you reckon he has pulled down at Homicide West or the DA's office to date?) Definite conclusion: Archie is the hero, not Nero. True, Wolfe's gift or genius is unique and Archie has learned much from him, but face it -- Archie could do without Wolfe (not at the genius level), but Wolfe could not do without Archie (or get it done), and there is no reasonable facsimile. Some may have one or more of his amazing characteristics and strengths, but no one packs his payload. Skills and abilities, intelligence guided by experience, improvisation master, people and situation reader, near photo memory, on and on. Add to that an ebullient good natured hardiness that endures with panache, and you have a prince of a guy. Saul is extolled for his professional thoroughness, but he's no Archie in all-around performance, much less that amazing personality.

"Counterfeit for Murder" stands out to me for sharpness and interest with the usual Stout craft and touches in place. The old lady is a gem. Oh Hattie ... my easy favorite among the visiting characters. She even flabbergasts Wolfe. In fact, she's a pretty good foil for him. Like him, she's got her own fix on things, and is just as stubborn in sticking to it. She didn't have a dull or false line.
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