Faith Usher talked about taking her own life and even kept cyanide in her purse. So when she died from a lethal champagne cocktail in the middle of a high society dinner party, everyone called it suicide—including the police. But Nero Wolfe isn’t convinced—and neither is Archie. Especially when Wolfe is warned by four men against taking the case. Deception, blackmail, and a killer who may have pulled off the perfect crime…it’ s a challenge Nero Wolfe can’t resist.
Published: Random House Publishing Group an imprint of Random House Publishing Group on Jul 21, 2010
I love Nero Wolfe. One of my best friends introduced me to Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin just a couple of months ago and I've devoured every one of the Nero Wolfe novels that I can get my hands on. A fairly innocuous dinner party turns out to be much more, in this one. You'll only come close to guessing whodunnit near the very end.read more
Nero Wolfe, is a middle aged, fat private detective who doesn't leave his private chambers ever. His ground work is done by a young associate, Archie Goodwin and few other collegues.In this book, Ar hie is invited to a private party where a death occurs and all Including the police are convinced that it is a case of suicide except Archie. It's a story of how he and Mr Wolfe go about proving it with lots of cunning and stealth.A fair read. Noting special or worth remembering.read more
One of my favorites and when A&E did it in their series they nailed it - I watched the show, then listened to the unabridged audio and even the dialog is so close that it is amazing. Great fun and a very difficult one solve.read more
Read all reviews