As any herpetologist will tell you, the fer-de-lance is among the most dreaded snakes known to man. When someone makes a present of one to Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin knows he's getting dreadully close to solving the devilishly clever murders of an immigrant and a college president. As for... show more
As any herpetologist will tell you, the fer-de-lance is among the most dreaded snakes known to man. When someone makes a present of one to Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin knows he's getting dreadully close to solving the devilishly clever murders of an immigrant and a college president. As for Wolfe, he's playing snake charmer in a case with more twists than an anaconda -- whistling a seductive tune he hopes will catch a killer who's still got poison in his heart.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 21st 2010
Publisher: Bantam Crimeline
Pages no: 285
Edition language: English
Series: Nero Wolfe (#1)
The first Nero Wolfe book (1934).Also the first I've ever read.For others in that situation, Nero Wolfe is a corpulent detective who solves crimes essentially from his armchair, with the perambulatory help of Archie Goodwin, who also supplies the muscle when necessary. Clearly, Wolfe owes something ...
In this book I got acquainted with a pair of sleuths as memorable as Hercule Poroit or Lord Peter Wimsey. Or rather Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, since in some ways Archie Godwin is to Nero Wolfe what Dr Watson is to Holmes. Archie is our narrator, the one who gives us a look at Nero's genius--bu...
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 ...
I love love love Nero Wolfe stories. I'm a sucker for a good murder mystery or crime story. I wanted to read this entire series from start to finish but was missing a few of the books, so it's been put on hold for a while.Fer De Lance was brilliant. Archie was great and Nero was his usual eccentr...
The first book of the Nero Wolfe series. When the series opens, Archie Goodwin has worked for Nero Wolfe for seven years, and the book reads with assured detail, as if a book has been written for every one of those seven years. Archie and Wolfe are a variety of odd couple, deeply familiar with eac...