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  • Mass Market Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Crimeline; Reprint edition (Feb. 1 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553251279
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553251272
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 1.3 x 17.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 113 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #330,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Rex Stout, born 1886 in Indiana/USA, worked at thirty different professions until he earned enough money to travel. In 1932, he began to write thrillers focusing on the famous detective Nero Wolfe. Nero is a gourmet weighing more than a hundred kilos, and moving as little as possible. Rex Stout finished more than fifty novels and received the "Grand Masters Award." He died 1975.
Rex Stout,1886 in Indiana/USA geboren, soll ca. dreiig Berufe ausgeubt haben, bevor er mit einem von ihm selbst konzipierten Sparkassensystem so viel Geld verdiente, da er ausgedehnte Reisen unternehmen konnte. 1932 begann er, Kriminalromane zu schreiben in deren Mittelpunkt fast immer der beruhmte Privatdetektiv Nero Wolfe steht. Dieser ist eine uber hundert Kilo "schwergewichtiger" Gourmet, der sich so wenig wie moglich bewegt und leidenschaftlicher Orchideenzuchter ist. Rex Stout wurde fur seine uber funfzig Romane mit dem "Grand Masters Award" ausgezeichnet. Er starb 1975.

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This edition boasts "As Seen on TV!" on the cover, alluding to the fact that one (as of the 2nd season) of the 3 stories herein has been adapted by A&E. The introduction is provided by Jonathan Kellerman, but otherwise the book is pure Stout. Archie provides a rare forward, having noticed that Wolfe got a fee in only 1 of the 3 cases herein, to head off any funny ideas that might turn into a nuisance. :)
"Man Alive" - Cynthia Nieder, a young model getting hands-on experience as a fashion designer, not only inherited her uncle's half of Daumery & Nieder upon his death, but can supply the creative talent that was his contribution to the business. (Jean Daumery supplied the nuts-and-bolts business talent needed.) Cynthia wasn't surprised that uncle Paul killed himself within a week of Helen Daumery's death in a riding accident, since he'd been in love with her. (Although jumping naked into a geyser is an unusual method...)
That is, she wasn't surprised until she saw him in disguise a week ago in the audience at Daumery & Nieder's fall show, a few weeks after his partner Daumery's death in a boating accident. Did she really see him? Is the business as solvent as the creative side of the house thought it was? Who is trying to befuddle whom here?
"Omit Flowers" - Marko Vukcic, Wolfe's best friend, asks Wolfe to investigate the death of Floyd Whitten, who married the wealthy widow of the founder of the AMBROSIA fast-food chain, but not because of any care for the victim. Virgil Pompa, a once great chef forfeited any claim to professional respect when he took a high paying job in AMBROSIA administration, was once 'the best sauce man in France', and Marko owes him a lot. More, he knows Pompa well, and won't see him tried for a murder he didn't commit.
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"Three Doors to Death", by Rex Stout, is another compilation of three Nero Wolfe novellas, including "Man Alive" (1947), "Omit Flowers" (1948) and "Door to Death" (1949). The first concerns a young fashion designer whose uncle apparently kills himself but then turns up in disguise, only to be murdered; the second is a classic locked-room type mystery centering on a family whose patriarch has been stabbed to death in a house containing only family members and a former serious chef whom, of course, is blamed and who Nero Wolfe is certain did not do it; and the final story has Wolfe out of his comfort zone, having traveled to Westchester County in order to poach a good orchid man from a wealthy businessman - when death intervenes, it is in his own interests to clear the man of the crime. All three are tightly written and to the point; the last one was familiar to me from the "Nero Wolfe" television series, which is fresh enough in my memory that I could compare the filmed version to the original (there was very little variation, which speaks well for the television people). Again, not essential Nero Wolfe, but if you like the detective and/or his sidekick Archie Goodwin, these are good way to while away an afternoon - recommended!
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I cannot stop reading this book! The charactures are so vivid and real that I feel as though I am really there. Read this book!
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One of the best of the genre!
5.0 out of 5 stars a great book. Aug. 1 2016
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as always, a great book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Inimitable. Dec 16 2014
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I know there's a man doing his best to carry on the series but stories like these make it clear there was only one Rex Stout. Pure gold.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Rex Stout Feb. 9 2009
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I'm a big fan of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin. The entire line of Rex Stout's Nero Wofe books are excellent. Great pricing from Amazon as well.

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