The Final Deduction (Nero Wolfe Series)

The Final Deduction (Nero Wolfe Series)

by Rex Stout


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When high-society kidnapping unexpectedly turns to very seamy murder, all concerned turn to the great detective, Nero Wolfe, for the missing piece in the puzzle.

A missing typewriter, a mysterious ransom note—and a beautiful corpse.

Step into the unassuming Thirty-fifth Street brownstone, and join in the astounding exploits of Nero Wolfe. Marvel at his daily beer consumption, his unsurpassed appetite, the incredible expanse of his yellow silk pajamas. Bear witness to his unwavering, often infuriating addiction to fine foods, good books, beautiful orchids and custom-made chairs. Empathize with his confidential assistant Archie Goodwin, archetypal private eye and man of action, whose primary function is prodding his immense employer into motion. See for yourself why, through a hundred million copies and seventy-two cases, the adventures of America’s largest private detective and his extended family continue to captivate and enthrall readers around the world. Discover Nero Wolfe—the greatest detective of them all.
“It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.”—The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553763102
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/1995
Series: Nero Wolfe Series , #35
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 224,198
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.30(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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Final Deduction 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Romonko on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you are not familiar with the rotund armchair detective Nero Wolfe, here would be a good place to start. Nero is a gourmand who grows orchids, and happens to solve mysteries for a living. He and his wonderful sidekick Archie Goodwin are always in on the best cases! The setting is early sixties New York City, and the nostalgia alone makes each book worth it. In this book a very rich woman comes to Wolfe to have help getting her husband back who was kidnapped. Of course Wolfe does not understand women, but he makes his own deductions anyway. Archie and Wolfe find there is murder running alongside this kidnapping, and Wolfe needs to figure out what is going on. These books are great. They are intelligent mysteries with a lot of black humour to help them go down.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Nero is hired by actress Althea Vail when her current husband is kidnapped. She pays the ransom and everything seems to be going well - until someone is murdered. I'm not super familiar with this series, something I should definitely change. I found Nero a little egotistical at times, but it certainly helps that we are spending time away from him thanks to Archie's narration and trips outside Nero's home. The plot is fast paced with plenty of twists to keep me engaged. The suspects are a bit weak, but that is a minor issue overall.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nero, Archie and the gang never fail
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book. Bad editing. When this book was made into an e-edition, they were sloppy and careless. There are a lot of typos.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading about 25 Rex Stout books, I feel like I know Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin, the complimentary, crime-solving duo in New York City. I feel comfortable in the old brownstone, feel friendly toward Fritz, the cook, and his delicious meals, and love to take a walk to the roof to check out the orchids. The Final Deduction shows Wolfe again at the top of his game in solving a kidnaping/murder case with Archie providing all the details he needs. I can't wait to bolt the door, have a refreshing drink, and read the next Wolfe/Goodwin adventure.
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