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The Silent Speaker - Rex Stout, Walter Mosley
The Silent Speaker
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When a powerful government official turns up dead, the great Nero Wolfe takes notice. On the edge of financial ruin, the orchid-loving detective grudgingly accepts the case. Soon another victim is found, a stenographer's tape disappears, and the dead man speaks — after a fashion. As the business... show more
When a powerful government official turns up dead, the great Nero Wolfe takes notice. On the edge of financial ruin, the orchid-loving detective grudgingly accepts the case. Soon another victim is found, a stenographer's tape disappears, and the dead man speaks — after a fashion. As the business world clamors for a solution, Wolfe patiently lays a trap.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780553234978 (0553234978)
Publisher: Crimeline
Pages no: 271
Edition language: English
Series: Nero Wolfe (#11)
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Douglas Smith | Writer
Douglas Smith | Writer rated it
3.0 The Silent Speaker
Given the number of people who've recommended the Nero Wolfe books over the years, maybe I went into this one (my first) with too high expectations. I had to push the 3-star rating, just as I had to push to keep reading this. It was boring. And dated, as well, especially regarding the female charact...
EricCWelch
EricCWelch rated it
Classic Rex Stout. The dialogue is scintillating and in this one Archie may have met his female match. Part of its charm today is the anachronistic flavor with 3-cent stamps, dime phone calls from real phone booths and the battle between wartime price regulators and industry shills. Some of the dia...
Andrea K Höst
Andrea K Höst rated it
Wolfe needs money, so he levers an opening into the biggest case of the moment, and proceeds to drive his collective clients batty.A very nice moment with Cramer in this one.
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