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Fer-de-Lance/The League of Frightened Men By Rex Stout,

  • Title: Fer-de-Lance/The League of Frightened Men
  • Author: Rex Stout
  • ISBN: 9780553385458
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 fiction s greatest detectives Here, in Stout s first two complete Wolfe mysteries, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth and his trusty man about town Archie Goodwin solve their most baffling cases.Fer de lanceThe fer de lance is amongA grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America s greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of fiction s greatest detectives Here, in Stout s first two complete Wolfe mysteries, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth and his trusty man about town Archie Goodwin solve their most baffling cases.Fer de lanceThe fer de lance is among the most deadly snakes known to man When someone makes a present of one to Nero Wolfe, his partner, Archie Goodwin, suspects it means Wolfe is getting close to solving the devilishly clever murders of an immigrant and a college president But this is a case with twists than an angry rattlerd if Wolfe doesn t handle it with extreme care, he ll be the next one struck by a killer with poison in his heart.The League of Frightened MenPaul Chapin s Harvard cronies never forgave themselves for the hazing prank that left their friend a cripple Yet they believed that Paul himself had forgiven them until a class reunion ends in death and a series of poems promising of the same Now this league of frightened men is desperate for Nero Wolfe s help But can even the great detective outwit a killer smart enough to commit an unseen murder in plain sight
    Fer de Lance The League of Frightened Men 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 fiction s greatest detectives Here in Stout s first two complete Wol

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    1. Nero Wolfe books are always a great pleasure to read, and the wonder is that it s taken me so long to get back to them There were always a bunch around when I was growing up, but they aren t something I ve returned to as an adult as much as I have to, say, John D MacDonald As mysteries, they re entertaining, but much of the pleasure lies in the world Rex Stout creates for his main character, the insular haven to which people must bring him problems, and which he rarely ever leaves.Note The rest [...]

    2. Rex Stout s Fer de Lance is the first of 40 books novels or short story collections featuring the exploits of private investigator Archie Goodwin 2 parts Huck Finn, 1 part Philip Marlowe and his eccentric employer, Nero Wolfe 1 part Sherlock Holmes, 1 part Mycroft Holmes yes, I am one of those who think that Archie s the main character in the mis nomered Nero Wolfe Mysteries.In reading about Rex Stout Nero Wolfe either by fans or professionals there s an oft quoted line from Walter D Edmonds tha [...]

    3. I ve read the first book before, but could only find the 2nd book in the series in a combo book The League is a really complicated story, all sorts of twists and turns, and I think in this book Archie s voice starts to really get set Lots of action and danger here And the character of Paul Chapin is very interesting as well.

    4. These books are a total pleasure Not only are the characters rock solid, but the prose is highly entertaining and the puzzles are never along the same lines A great ride that keeps you guessing, enthralled and thoroughly engaged to the very last sentence I love Nero Wolfe

    5. I love Nero Wolfe, but the editor of this edition is really bad I especially liked The League of Frightened Men Strangely enough the women in the story were not frightened at all.

    6. Finally some Stout turns up at the NYPL This is the ne plus ultra of detective fiction, no matter what the print size.

    7. For the first entry in a series that lasted decades, Fer de Lance is remarkably well realized Yes, it s rough around the edges Stout tolerated a lot of questionable attitudes and at least as much judge and jury decision making as Conan Doyle in certain stories But the atmosphere compensates The gauze filtered views of New York during its 20th century heyday, as well as the often fractious but always respectful relationship between Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin, are here in full It s a pip or wha [...]

    8. I read this for a book club assignment I have read others in the series but Fer de lance was Stout s first in the series I was appalled by the level of disdain for women and the verbal and physical abuse of women portrayed in Fer de lance I am finished with Rex Stout.

    9. I first read a Nero Wolfe mystery when I was about 13 or 14, right at the height of my interest in classic detective fiction Probably, because I normally stuck to British detectives, I picked up a Wolfe because my grandfather liked them and had a small boxed set of paperbacks on his shelf He didn t keep many books in his house, so I can only guess that they were a gift and or he simply liked them a lot Coming back to Rex Stout s famous sedentary sleuth a decade and a half later, I think there s [...]

    10. How does one reconcile the cerebral or refined detective like Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, etc with the hard bitten detectives in the style of Continental Op Sam Spade Mike Hammer If you re Rex Stout, you can have your cake and eat it too by pairing up an exemplar of each type the brilliant, inscrutable Nero Wolfe and his rough about the edges assistant and each story s narrator Archie Goodwin And if Wolfe s chef Fritz is doing the cooking, odds are that cake is worth waiting for.This volum [...]

    11. Over the summer I set a goal of reading all of Rex Stout s Nero Wolfe stories I read Robert Goldsborough s continuation also What wonderful books I had forgotten how much I loved Nero and Archie My Dad introduced these stories to me when I was kid and had graduated from Nancy Drew We read them together and discussed Although my Dad has been gone for over 30 years, as I re read these mysteries I could picture him reading in his chair and would even catch a whiff of his Old Spice after shave He wo [...]

    12. There are so many reviews of the writings of Rex Stout that I don t feel the need to say about that It is far important to review the failings ofthis particular edition, printed in 2008 The entire volume is littered with spelling errors, and a few punctuation mistakes as well This may seem a minor thing, but the difference of one letter can be the difference between talking about the murdered and talking about the murderer I find that important I m accustomed to an occasional typo in a manuscr [...]

    13. Rex Stout s Nero Wolfe series is a true joy and pleasureis volume contains the first two novels in the series and while I had red Fer De Lance before I had never read The League of Frightened Mend the League is just fantastica marvleous piece of writing about writing and the then emerging idea of psychology in all aspects of life.Wole and Goodwin are such stunning detective creationsant in their own right but also a great caricature of the classic staple of detective fiction.

    14. Dashiell Hammett lite Depression era mysteries complete with 1930 s tough guy dialogue Stouts hero, Nero Wolfe is an agorophobic, orchidophilic gourmand whos sidekick archie does all of the physical work The mysteries are interesting but Wolfe doesn t let Archie or the reader into his thought processes so the puzzles are puzzling than I would like I m a big mystery fan Agatha Christie, Dashiell Hammett and I did enjoy both stories in this.

    15. An incredibly rich man has died and only Nero Wolfe seems to think that it is murder He starts working on finding a client The League of Frightened Men has twelve men who have been paying for their guilt in a life maiming accident ever since college Now the man they hurt seems to be picking them off one by one Is this mysterious writer really killing the men or is there something darker going on

    16. Years ago I watched the Nero Wolfe tv series on AE When I realized there was a book series behind t I found this book at the library They are good detective stories with twists and turns, but what makes it is the voice of the narration and the dialogue My reading was very colored by what I remember of the show, but in a good way.

    17. Can anything compare with an old film noir type detective book Going back to my childhood, I have recently picked up some old Rex Stout books and have decided to read them in order As good in 2015 as they were in 1964 They just don t write cool stuff like Stout, Hammett, Chandler, and the like any.

    18. I didn t really know what to expect from Nero Wolfe I hadn t seen the television series, and had no idea who Nero Wolfe was It s an okay series, solidly written Definitely a product of their time, but that s a positive thing But I never found myself getting caught up in Wolfe unlike Poirot.

    19. Highly entertainingStout was as much a genius as his detective I have a voracious appetite for Nero Wolfe novels I reread them at least once a year Many times I find something new, something I ve missed despite the many times I have read one.

    20. Of their time it s been amusing how many words the Kindle dictionary showed up as ARCHAIC but an entertaining read The two main characters aren t just ciphers particularly Archie, where there must have been a temptation to Watson ise him I ll be reading the next one s too.

    21. I liked the League of Frightened Men than Fer de Lance but both were quite good I like the combination of noirish hardboiled dialogue and time period with a British Christie style bloodless plot and a slightly ridiculous egomaniac detective.

    22. Crypto 1930s homos I liked that part.Very playful and intelligent use of language.The first book had a satisfying enough plot The second left me confused I may try some .

    23. My favorite Nero Wolfe Mystery The speculation ability of Wolfe is sooo brilliant And I like active and attractive Archie Goodwin.

    24. Ha Well done, Mr Stout you wondrous dead man you Fer de Lance was well done, but League was amazing I had hints of the final setup but in the end it was phenomenal and I m left in mild awe.

    25. A pair of classic mysteries from time gone by a time of unbranded beer, switchboard operators, and on street parking in Manhattan.

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