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Some Buried Caesar (1939)

by Rex Stout

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Series: Nero Wolfe (6)

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A car accident in upstate New York strands Nero Wolfe, America's largest detective, and Archie Goodwin, his confidential assistant, in the midst of a family feud. The feud, over $45,000 worth of prize bull, turns ugly when the beef in question is found pawing the mangled body of a family scion. Solving the mystery is no problem -- but, alas, the evidence keeps disappearing.… (more)
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Pretty standard Stout -- an enjoyable and quick read, but nothing earth-shattering. ( )
  dllh | Jan 6, 2021 |
Wolfe is on his yearly excursion to visit an orchid fair when Archie Goodwin crashes the car and they find themselves in the middle of nothing. Nothing apart from a field with a bull in it. And there it starts because that bull is making a lot of people seriously upset. ( )
  bratell | Dec 25, 2020 |
I enjoyed this mystery thoroughly. Learned a bit about cattle at the same time! And, the delectable Ms. Lily Rowan makes her first appearance in the series in big style! ( )
  Javman83 | Dec 2, 2020 |
Nero Wolfe solves the mystery of the Bull named Caesar. In this early work we meet Lily Rowan for the first time. ( )
  LindaLeeJacobs | Feb 15, 2020 |
It's always a pleasure when I take out one of the old ones, the real deal, the cat's pajamas. As usual with the Nero Wolfe mysteries, I'm in it for the slang, zippy one liners, and evocation of an era. The mystery element is meh. However, this is the novel where Archie meets his long time girldfriend, Lily. And, the banter begins... ( )
  DanTheReader | Jul 11, 2019 |
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Rex Stoutprimary authorall editionscalculated
Ahmavaara, EeroTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Davidson, Diane MottIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hallman, TomCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Prichard, MichaelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A car accident in upstate New York strands Nero Wolfe, America's largest detective, and Archie Goodwin, his confidential assistant, in the midst of a family feud. The feud, over $45,000 worth of prize bull, turns ugly when the beef in question is found pawing the mangled body of a family scion. Solving the mystery is no problem -- but, alas, the evidence keeps disappearing.

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