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  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam USA; Reissue edition (1 Feb. 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553254642
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553254648
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 1.9 x 17.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Roy Earle on 9 April 2011
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A prize winning bull is about to be barbecued as a publicity stunt, and murder follows. A real prime cut from Stout as Wolfe, in desperate need of a chair to contain his ample bulk, agrees to take on a tricky case. Wolfe grumps and offends everyone in sight, Archie's as cool as can be, and the wonderful Lily Rowan makes her first appearance. A first rate novel and a good place to start if you're new to the world of Nero Wolfe.
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I sometimes think that never so red
the Rose as where some buried Caesar bled
- "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam"
If you're interested in an audio edition, the unabridged narration by Michael Pritchard is good.
Some bad blood between Wolfe and another orchid fancier does what no fee could: Wolfe and Archie are on their way to the Exposition at Crowfield, so that Wolfe can exhibit some of his orchids and take prizes away from his rival. But just outside a ranch near Crowfield, one of the tires blows out at 55 MPH, and the car crashes into a tree. (It's worth picking up this book just to watch Wolfe's reaction to this, given his phobia about moving vehicles.)
Unfortunately, when they cut across a pasture en route to the house, they don't notice until it's too late (1) the farmhand guarding it with a shotgun, yelling at them to go back, and (2) Hickory Caesar Grindon, the prize bull (worth $45000 in 1936!) inside the pasture. On instructions from Wolfe, Archie gets to clear the fence (luring the bull away) while Wolfe takes up residence on a boulder until he can be rescued. (Do I need to mention that this is worth seeing?)
Introducing Lily Rowan, who ever after calls Archie 'Escamillo' after a bullfighter in _Carmen_. At least 5 people have motives to murder her: Clyde Osgood, who ruined himself after taking up with her (she's now dropped him); his father and sister, who blame Lily for Clyde's ruin; his ex-fiancee, Carolyn Pratt; and Carolyn's brother, who's just getting involved with Lily. As it happens, they're all guests or acquaintances of Tom Pratt, who built the ranch on his birthplace after getting rich running a chain of fast-food restaurants. He's throwing a barbecue in a few days, and bought Caesar as a publicity stunt, to serve as the main course.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By brian r on 7 July 2012
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Read this book about 40 years ago and decided to see how the great Rex Stout had weathered translation into the eBook generation. Brilliant as ever, but somehow Archie's sharp repartee didn't quite fit as much as I remembered it. Nevertheless I would rate it as 5 star compared to the modern offerings and I will certainly re-read some of the others.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Mcdaniel on 22 Nov. 2011
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Another excellent Nero Wolf saga with Archie in fine form, the baddies as usual under the impression they can outwit a genius, and the dialog as snappy as you could wish. Highly recommended.
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By terence dooley on 26 May 2015
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Stout is a very enjoyable writer, but I've read 3 now and I've got the idea. Archie, the narrator is a (fairly) loveable rough diamond and faithful servant to the genius detective Wolfe, who is fat, a gourmand and a gourmet, and needs a wide chair, and likes orchids- I'm sure that is all there is to be found out about them in the other 70 novels in the series.
What I deplore, as a detective story fan, is that Stout gives us no clues, and doesn't really care about the mystery. Wolfe just chooses an arbitrary character and motive out of the air towards the end, and that's it.
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All the usual pleasures of a Nero Wolfe novel are here: the elegant fun with words, Archie's delight in and mockery of Wolfe's massive self-esteem and endearing neurotic anxieties about vehicles which inflame his twin fears of movement and machinery. There are spoiled rich people who unravel, beautiful women with uneasy secrets, and the introduction of Lily Rowan, a gorgeously eccentric female character who reappears in later books. All this and a prize pig - no wonder P.G. Wodehouse was a fan.
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