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A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of Americas greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of fictions greatest detectives. In this pair of classic Nero Wolfe mysteries, Stout is at his unparalleled best as the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth and his trusty man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, are served two lethally appetizing cases.

Too Many Cooks

Everyone knows that too many cooks spoil the broth, but youd hardly expect it to lead to murder. But thats exactly whats on the menu at a five-star gathering of the worlds greatest chefs. As guest of honor, Wolfe was lured from his brownstone to a posh southern spa to deliver the keynote address. He never expected that between courses of haute cuisine he and Archie would be compelled to detect a killer with a poison touch—a killer preparing to serve the great detective his last supper.

Champgne for One

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 isnt 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…its a challenge Nero Wolfe cant resist.

About the Author

Rex Stout (1886-1975) wrote hundreds of short stories, novelas, and full-length mystery novels, most featuring his two indelible characters, the peerless detective Nero Wolfe and his handy sidekick, Archie Goodwin.

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ISBN:
9780553386295
Author:
Stout, Rex
Publisher:
Bantam
Introduction by:
Horne, Lena
Introduction:
Horne, Lena
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Private investigators - New York (State) -
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Nero Wolfe Mysteries
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.16x5.34x.90 in. .78 lbs.

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