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Death of a Doxy - Rex Stout, Sandra West Prowell
Death of a Doxy
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The story opens with Archie discovering a "honey-haired corpse" lying on the floor of her plush bedroom with a crushed skull. Archie determines that she is a doxy*—a fact that is key to the murder, its motivation, and perpetrator. As the characters reveal their relationships to the doxy, Wolfe is... show more
The story opens with Archie discovering a "honey-haired corpse" lying on the floor of her plush bedroom with a crushed skull. Archie determines that she is a doxy*—a fact that is key to the murder, its motivation, and perpetrator. As the characters reveal their relationships to the doxy, Wolfe is challenged to make deductions from a total lack of evidence. As they wrap up the case, Wolfe pronounces that Archie's role was "brilliant," a highly unusual accolade from a highly eccentric boss. • A doxy = a kept woman or a prostitute or a paramour = a lover, especially one in an adulterous relationship.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780553276060 (0553276069)
Publisher: Crimeline
Pages no: 174
Edition language: English
Category:
Mystery, Detective, Crime
Series: Nero Wolfe (#42)
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Gene
Gene rated it
4.0 Death of a Doxy
I learned a new word. If you look up "doxy" in Wikipedia it says, "Archaic for prostitute". It is not exactly the case here as the better term would be "kept woman". I try to keep my review rated PG-13, so please do not expect any related pictures here - these are easy to find, so have something cut...
UnaTiers
UnaTiers rated it
I learned a new word, Doxy does not mean the little weiner dog. This was another addition to solving the murder intellectually.
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