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Over My Dead Body - Rex Stout, John Jakes
Over My Dead Body
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When a Balkan beauty gets in trouble over some missing diamonds, whom else can she turn to but the world-famous Nero Wolfe?  Especially since she claims to be Wolfe's long lost daughter!  The stakes are suddenly raised when a student at this woman's fencing school ends up dead after a pointed... show more
When a Balkan beauty gets in trouble over some missing diamonds, whom else can she turn to but the world-famous Nero Wolfe?  Especially since she claims to be Wolfe's long lost daughter!  The stakes are suddenly raised when a student at this woman's fencing school ends up dead after a pointed lesson.  As Wolfe and his sidekick, Archie, thrust and parry into a tangle of documents, identities and international intrigue, another student body turns up, expertly skewered through the heart.  Is Wolfe's long lost daughter the black sheep of the family, a hot-blooded mistress of murder?
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553231168 (0553231162)
ASIN: 553231162
Publisher: Bantam
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Category:
Mystery, Detective, Crime
Series: Nero Wolfe (#7)
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Gene
Gene rated it
4.0 Over My Dead Body
Nero Wolfe is lazy. He only works when his bank account strongly demands it. At the beginning of the book he has enough money not to bother with any cases or clients for a while. When a young Yugoslavian woman shows up asking the detective to help her compatriot and friend with the trouble over accu...
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3.5 Over My Dead Body, by Rex Stout
This Rex Stout, Over My Dead Body, is from early in the Nero Wolfe series (I believe #7). It is 1939, and a girl from Yugoslavia visits Mr. Wolfe, claiming she is his adopted daughter (not seen by him since age 3), and needs his representation - her employer, who runs a fencing academy, claims she ...
Andrea K Höst
Andrea K Höst rated it
A book which gives a glimpse into Wolfe's past. It's one of the longer Wolfe outings, but admirably paced, keeping the reader always engaged and looking for the next twist. World War II, which has only murmured in the background, for the first time has a tangible impact on the plot.
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