Fiction

Some Buried Caesar/The Golden Spiders

Author: Rex Stout

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 877

“Nero Wolfe towers over his rivals...he is an exceptional character creation.” —New Yorker A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America’s greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of fiction’s greatest detectives. Here, in this special double edition, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth and his trusty man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, solve two of their most bizarre cases. Some Buried Caesar A prize bull destined for the barbecue is found pawing the corpse of a late restaurateur. Wolfe is certain that Hickory Caesar Grindon, the soon-to-be-beefsteak bull, isn’t the murderer. But who among a veritable stampede of suspects—including a young woman who’s caught Archie’s eye—turned the tables on Hickory’s would-be butcher? It’s a crime that wins a blue ribbon for sheer audacity—and Nero Wolfe is the one detective audacious enough to solve it. The Golden Spiders A twelve-year-old boy shows up at Wolfe’s brownstone with an incredible story. Soon the great detective finds himself hired for the grand sum of $4.30 and faced with the question of why the last two people to hire him were murdered. To keep it from becoming three, Wolfe must discover the unlikely connection between a gray Cadillac, a mysterious woman, and a pair of earrings shaped like spiders dipped in gold.
Fiction

The Golden Spiders

Author: Rex Stout

Publisher: Bantam Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

View: 786

Trying to determine why his last two clients were ruthlessly murdered, Nero Wolfe wonders if the answer is linked to a young boy who turns up at his brownstone apartment and finds clues in a gray Cadillac, a mysterious woman, and spider-shaped earrings. Reissue.
Fiction

Some Buried Caesar

Author: Rex Stout

Publisher: Crimeline

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 387

An automobile breakdown strands Nero Wolfe and Archie in the middle of a private pasture—and a family feud over a prize bull. A restaurateur’s plan to buy the stud and barbecue it as a publicity stunt may be in poor taste, but it isn’t a crime . . . until Hickory Caesar Grindon, the soon-to-be-beefsteak bull, is found pawing the remains of a family scion. Wolfe is sure the idea that Caesar is the murderer is, well, pure bull. Now the great detective is on the horns of a dilemma as a veritable stampede of suspects—including a young lady Archie has his eye on—conceals a special breed of killer who wins a blue ribbon for sheer audacity. Introduction by Diane Mott Davidson “It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.”—The New York Times Book Review A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America’s greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained—and puzzled—millions of mystery fans around the world. Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout.
Literary Criticism

The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery

Author: B. Murphy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 543

View: 133

Bruce Murphy's Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery is a comprehensive guide to the genre of the murder mystery that catalogues thousands of items in a broad range of categories: authors, titles, plots, characters, weapons, methods of killing, movie and theatrical adaptations. What distinguishes this encyclopedia from the others in the field is its critical stance.
Fiction

Murder by the Book

Author: Rex Stout

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 659

“It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.”—The New York Times Book Review Introduction by David Handler It wasn’t Leonard Dykes’s writing style that offended. But something in his unpublished tome seemed to lead everyone who read it to a very unhappy ending. Now four people are dead, including the unfortunate author himself, and the police think Nero Wolfe is the only man who can close the book on this novel killer. So the genius sleuth directs his sidekick to set a trap . . . and discovers that the truth is far stranger—and far bloodier—than fiction. A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America’s greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained—and puzzled—millions of mystery fans around the world. Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Modern Mystery Writers

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 201

View: 693

Chronicling the achievements of such authors as Robert Bloch, Shirley Jackson, and H. P. Lovecraft, a collection of profiles provides biographical, critical, and bibliographical information on noted horror writers from the first half of this century.
American fiction Bio-bibliography

Novelists and Prose Writers

Author: James Vinson

Publisher: London : Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: American fiction Bio-bibliography

Page: 1367

View: 166

Detective and mystery stories, American

Triple Zeck

Author: Rex Stout

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN:

Category: Detective and mystery stories, American

Page: 502

View: 524

A Nero Wolfe Omnibus : And Be a Villain. The Second Confession. In the Best Families.
Detective and mystery stories, English

Collins Crime Club

Author:

Publisher: Oak Knoll Press

ISBN:

Category: Detective and mystery stories, English

Page: 40

View: 773

Best books

A Handbook of Contemporary Fiction for Public Libraries and School Libraries

Author: Mary Kathryn Biagini

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press

ISBN:

Category: Best books

Page: 247

View: 284

Provides overviews of the most popular genres and the most important critically acclaimed authors of world literature, lists of specialized selection sources, and chronological listings of the novels and short stories of more than 1,100 authors.
American fiction

Twentieth-century Crime and Mystery Writers

Author: Gerald Siegal

Publisher: Chicago : St. James Press

ISBN:

Category: American fiction

Page: 1294

View: 477

**** Cited in Sheehy and BCL3. The foremost reference in the field, completely revised and updated, and now covering about 600 authors, mainly English-language writers whose work appeared during or since the time of Conan Doyle. The entry for each writer consists of a biography, a bibliography, and a signed critical essay. Living authors were invited to add a comment on their work; many of them accepted, and their remarks are both entertaining and enlightening. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR