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The League of Frightened Men - Rex Stout, Robert Goldsborough
The League of Frightened Men
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Paul Chapin's college cronies never forgave themselves for the prank that crippled their friend. Yet with Harvard days behind them, they thought they were forgiven -- until a class reunion ends in a fatal fall. This league of frightened men seeks Nero Wolfe's help. But are Wolfe's brilliance and... show more
Paul Chapin's college cronies never forgave themselves for the prank that crippled their friend. Yet with Harvard days behind them, they thought they were forgiven -- until a class reunion ends in a fatal fall. This league of frightened men seeks Nero Wolfe's help. But are Wolfe's brilliance and Archie's tenacity enough to outwit a most cunning killer?
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553762983 (0553762982)
Publisher: Bantam
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Nero Wolfe (#2)
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so many books, so little time rated it
2.0 The League of Frightened Men
Golden Age mysteries are usually a treat, but this one seemed flabby and I'm not referring to Nero Wolfe's bulk. Clever, with good quippage, but hardly a classic.
nente
nente rated it
4.0 The League of Frightened Men
This is one of the earlier books in the NW canon, and it is in some respects not everything the later ones would be.Wolfe is already all of himself, but Archie is immature, he is not yet so tough and smart as he will become. And because talking to Archie is one of the best pleasures the NW books aff...
Andrea K Höst
Andrea K Höst rated it
Second in the Nero Wolfe series, and a useful example of the difference between narrator Archie's conclusions about a case, and Wolfe's misleading statements which hide his real opinion. While the story is unusual for detective fiction, and has a broad cast of characters, the number meant I didn't ...
Barbara1951
Barbara1951 rated it
Probably my least favorite Nero Wolfe book thus far. Not as much humor as I expect and actually tedious many places. And Archie Goodwin is NOT supposed to be tedious. :-)A 1.6.
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