Black Orchids (Nero Wolfe Mysteries)
, New York
, Short Stories
, Golden Age Mystery
This edition actually contains two novellas, along with an introduction by Lawrence Block, a noted author of crime novels. Black orchids (the flowers) appear in both novellas, but they are otherwise unrelated, other than having in common Nero Wolfe and his able assistant, Archie Goodwin. I read this...
These novels by Rex Stout, with Mr. Wolfe and Archie Goodwin at the brownstone on 35th Street in New York, are a real time capsule. They were all contemporary when they were written; but that was up to nearly 80 years ago, and Stout's eye for details is additionally amusing in retrospect. In the ...
Two related novella featuring black orchids. I enjoyed the first, but in the second it was a case of me not liking who the murderer turned out to be, which always brings a story down for me.