Thursday, January 12, 2017


"When a millionaire business man hires Nero Wolfe to probe the background of his daughters boyfriend, it seems like another case of an overprotective father.  But when a powerful gangland boss counsels the detective to drop the matter, Wolfe realizes it is much more than that."

The usual high quality from Stout; as I've said many times the quality of the banter between characters is rarely beaten. These books are much more than "mystery/detective" stories, its quality writing involving a quality mystery.

The entire series is great but this particular story published in 1949 is a beauty.

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