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Fer-de-Lance - Rex Stout, Loren D. Estleman
Fer-de-Lance
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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.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780553278194 (0553278193)
Publisher: Bantam Crimeline
Pages no: 285
Edition language: English
Series: Nero Wolfe (#1)
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Gene
Gene rated it
4.0 Fer-de-Lance
I consider this series to be a US answer to British famous detectives: Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. When it comes to detective fiction, the personality of the character doing the detection can make or break a book, or a series. I am happy to say the personalities of the series' two main chara...
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream rated it
4.0 Fer-de-lance by Rex Stout
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 ...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 Fer-de-Lance (Rex Stout Library)
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...
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady rated it
3.5 Seven Nero Wolfe Novels, by Rex Stout
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 ...
Elaine White's Life in Books
Elaine White's Life in Books rated it
5.0 Nero Wolfe Fer-De-Lance
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...
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