[Download Audible] Over My Dead BodyAuthor Rex Stout – Z55z.co

The seventh book in the Nero Wolfe series and we learn some interesting facts about the genius detective Even Archie Goodwin is shocked to learn that Wolfe has a daughter And there was a time when he didn t spend all of his time in his brownstone on W 35th Street tending his orchids and enjoying gourmet meals prepared by his personal chef, Fritz Brenner A time when he was active in Montenegro politics.It is 1938, the eve of World War II The United States is officially neutral but Americans have strong opinions on events in Europe A Balkan beauty shows up at Wolfe s door and wants to hire Wolfe to help her friend who has been accused of stealing some diamonds Both women are instructors at a fencing school and the missing diamonds belonged to one of the students Her ace card She claims to be his long lost daughter and has a document to prove it.Wolfe sends his confidential assistant and leg man, Archie Goodwin, to look into the matter and the situation is resolved almost immediately and without any real effort But, this being a Nero Wolfe story there is a murder at the fencing school while Archie is there He also finds something that makes his wow who knew that Nero Wolfe had a DAUGHTER and was a freedom fighter in his youth WOW and learned even about the area of Serbia Croatia. A woman arrives from the Balkans is she Nero Wolfe s daughter An enjoyable mystery. I had no idea who did the murder, but I was in good company Wolfe seems often to know who and why very early, though he doesn t tell us In this, he admitted even quite late in the novel that he didn t know who did it Inspector Cramer spent time hanging around in this one, which was certainly different He said it was because he didn t have any idea who did it and he figured if he stayed near Wolfe, then things would certainly become clear Archie displayed brilliance than usual, but he just used his brains to make sure he was following Wolfe s instructions.Others have mentioned the frequent use of 1930s slang in this series I must admit I had not attributed it to the slang of the period so much as Archie s glib way of talking I m less sure, for instance, that alphabet piano was the slang of the times, than simply Archie s way of referring to a typewriter That sort of thing and that Archie Well, that was enjoyable Not only do we have a double murder to solve, but there are SPIES I do love spies in fiction, anyway.A young woman visits the brownstone she is clearly a foreigner, and she gives a clearly fake name She hides a paper inside a book entitled United Yugoslavia the paper contains enough cryptic information that Wolfe realizes the woman is mixed up in some international intrigue Actually, the young woman is traveling with a friend and one of them has with her an adoption decree that is a real stunner she claims to be Nero Wolfe s adopted daughter What s is that Wolfe admits he did adopt an orphan when he was a young man Hidden depths So then a British agent is murdered Later, so is a German one Remember that this book was published in the late 1930s, and that will give you a clue as to what is in the works Which of the young women is Wolfe s daughter Which one is the murderer Is Wolfe s daughter the murderer Both Inspector Cramer and Sergeant Purley Stebbins make appearances Cramer is perhaps a bit nicer than usual, but that s because the international intrigue bit has This is a serviceable Nero Wolfe mystery newly available for Kindle Just right for reading on a trip, I thought The mystery revolves around Wolfe s long lost adopted daughter and intrigue in the Balkans However this book didn t grab m Not as good as previous books, but ok.I love some of the things Archie does and the way he and Nero think If you re new to this series, I suggest reading Fer De Lance and Some Buried Caesar before reading this only because I think they are better They are all stand alones.Two female immigrants come to New York and teach fencing One is accused of stealing from a customer Two men end up dead.The audiobook narrator Michael Prichard was good.DATA Narrative mode 1st perso Over My Dead Body Is The Seventh Nero Wolfe Detective Novel The Story First Appeared In Abridged Form In The American Magazine By The Time It Was Published, The Wolfe Goodwin Books Had Become An Established Series But Wolfe S Background Had Never Been Explored Here Stout Starts To Do Clarify Wolfe S Youth By Bringing In In A Number Of Characters, Including Some From Montenegro Carla Lovchen And Neya Tormic, Two Young Women From Montenegro, Come To Wolfe S Office Asking For Help Miss Tormic Has Been Accused Of A Theft Of Diamonds From The Locker Room Where She Works She Claims The Accusation To Be False And Cannot Afford To Pay Wolfe S Fee, But She Has A Document That Shows Wolfe Adopted Her When She Was An Infant Although He Has Never Seen Her Since, Wolfe Agrees To Undertake The Investigation As Archie Is Dispatched To Investigate, Murder Is Discovered In The End Wolfe Gets The Main Characters Together In His Office And, In The Manner Typical Of The Series, He Will Expose The Murderer And The Motive. Rex Stout s Nero Wolfe books are always delightful reads, with his genius melding of Holmesian ratiocination and Marlovian tough guy bark This one is a little complicated than some, with a complex geopolitical background and a large array of characters Wolfe and his narrating leg man Archie Goodwin attempt to solve the murder of a fencing studen While Wolfe is back to his typical self not leaving home as in the previous 2 , some of his personal background is revealed in this one Archie seemed a bit hardboiled than I remember The series remains poised on the edge between hardboiled Golden Age in style, a tricky feat that Stout man