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Orchids and machine guns, the privileged rich, and tough private eyes make for a heady mix, which reader Michael Prichard spins in classic late 1940s' style. The phlegmatic, cerebral, orchid-and-food-fancying sleuth Nero Wolfe, like a twentieth-century Mycroft Holmes, accepts a case involving not only the players mentioned, but also a search for Communists. Prichard tells the story in the first- person point of view of Wolfe's right hand, the tough, canny, and pleasure-loving Archie Goodwin. This is a fairly cinematic listening experience, as we are treated to lushly described scenes and desperate, intelligent characters. D.J.B. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
As always, Rex Stout's writing is incredibly entertaining...keeps the reader guessing clear to the last page!Published 29 days ago by Elizabeth Cooper
It's a Nero Wolfe novel, so it receives three stars before the spine is even cracked on the book. One of my top ten Wolfe choices. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Glenn Loudermilk, Jr
this novel introduces X, Nero Wolfs nemesis. It also features one of the most exciting and shocking incidents in Wolfe's canon. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Reading Tyme
I have enjoyed every Nero Wolfe book I've read. This is no exception.Published 5 months ago by E. A. Gahs
Another great cliff hanger from Rex Stout. Nero Wolfe and Archie Do it again.Published 8 months ago by Emil J. Gnam