Curtains for Three (Nero Wolfe Series)

Curtains for Three (Nero Wolfe Series)

by Rex Stout

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Overview

In these three baffling mysteries of motive and murder, even the great Nero Wolfe finds himself stumped. First there is the case of the two passionate lovebirds who want to make sure that neither is a cold-blooded killer. Then it’s off to the races, where Wolfe must choose from a stable of five likely suspects to corral a killer on horseback. And finally the detective finds himself the confidant of a distraught, self-described grifter who claims a murderer is stalking Wolfe’s own brownstone. Through brilliant deduction is determined to expose the truth behind the veils of illusion—and bring down the curtain on three all-too-clever murderers.

Introduction by Judith Kelman
 
“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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553762945
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/02/1995
Series: Nero Wolfe Series , #18
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 347,790
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Rex Stout (1886–1975) wrote dozens of short stories, novellas, and full-length mystery novels, most featuring his two indelible characters, the peerless detective Nero Wolfe and his handy sidekick, Archie Goodwin.

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Curtains for Three (Nero Wolfe Series) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ENOUGH SAID.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the 1st story, Wolfe and Archie have to solve a murder the police already ruled a suicide, and, to top it off, the murder weapon seems to fly. In the 2nd story, the victim was seen alive by a cop just bare minutes before being killed: nowhere near where the primary, but no means only, suspect was staying. The final, and creepiest, crime takes place in Wolfes's own home. While members of the NYC Botanical Club are on the 3rd floor admiring the 10,000 orchids and irritating Wolfe, a cold-blooded killer is on the ground floor, in Wolfe's beloved office, strangling one of the visitors. All three mysteries are clever and filled with plausible red herrings. The characters are brilliant, and the dialogue is smart and witty. Enjoy.
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