The Second Confession by Rex Stout When a millionaire businessman hires the sedentary detective to snoop on his daughter’s boyfriend, Wolfe finds himself caught in a labyrinthine case involving drugged drinks, murderous debutantes, and a gangland boss. Reissue.
Nero Wolfe, the fat detective of Rex Stout’s novels, towers over his rivals…he is an exceptional character creation.”– The New Yorker Nero Wolfe, the arrogant, orchid-loving, gourmandizing sleuth, and his invaluable legman, Archie, try to untangle a family squabble over a rich man’s will, but they uncover a legacy of murder instead. Rex Stout (1886-1975) […]
Archie, Nero Wolfe’s assistant, goes undercover to investigate a murder at a Wall Street firm. He is assigned an insider role in the stock department where he discovers a pleasurable fringe benefit: hundreds of women work there and they all seem interested in cooperating. The chief suspect is found murdered under circumstances identical to the […]
he twelfth in our Nero Wolfe mystery series. While Wolfe is investigating the boyfriend of a millionaire’s daughter, a powerful gangland boss “counsels” him to drop the matter: machine gun fire rips through the windows of his orchid room, mangling his beloved orchids. Then the boyfriend turns up dead, and Archie becomes the #1 suspect. […]
What do a wild-west lynching and a respected English nobleman have in common? This third Nero Wolfe mystery solves a questionable homicide amidst a corporate high-finance scandal. Reader Michael Prichard was named one of the “Top Ten Golden Voices” by SmartMoney magazine.
Nero Wolfe has a precise schedule and insists on his idiosyncrasies: he doesn’t like his gourmet meals interrupted, he hates to leave his house, and he won’t be distracted from his 10,000 orchids. In this mystery, first published in 1952, Archie is the client for a change. He needs help and has only the misanthropic […]
“Rex Stout and Nero Wolfe make a combination that is hard to beat.”– The New York Times When a Balkan beauty is accused of stealing diamonds, she turns to the world-famous Nero Wolfe, claiming to be his long-lost adopted daughter. The stakes are raised when a fencing student ends up skewered through the heart. Once […]
In the 14th in our Nero Wolfe mystery series, a police inspector asks for Wolfe’s help in solving the suspicious death of a law clerk who has been fished out of the Hudson River. His probable homicide-causing offense? Submitting a manuscript for publication! If Archie can discover why the manuscript caused such offense, he may […]
Will the $45,000 championship bull become barbecue, or be preserved for its lineage? Before this family feud is resolved, two people are murdered, and the bull mysteriously dies. “Rex Stout and Nero Wolfe make a combination that is hard to beat.”– The New York Times
The beautiful model never dreamed one little piece of candy could kill her — but it did. Wolfe and his assistant Archie must solve the case before anyone else does. “It is always a treat to [hear] a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.”– The NY Times Book Review
An elderly woman asks Wolfe to uncover the mysterious source of her husband’s money. But when Wolfe is led to direct confrontation with the most dangerous racketeer in the U.S., he does the one thing no one ever anticipated-he resigns from the detective business and goes in to hiding. Has the world’s most famous sleuth […]
Nearly Nero- The Adventures of Claudius Lyon, the Man Who Would Be Wolfe by Loren Estleman Based on the Nero Wolfe series—one of the longest running, critically acclaimed, and bestselling series in the crime fiction world—a collection of Nero Wolfe–inspired crime stories from one of the most prominent crime writers of his era. From 1934 […]