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Three Doors to Death by Rex Stout
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Three Doors to Death

by Rex Stout

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Series: Nero Wolfe (16)

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This 16th book in the Nero Wolfe series is another which is a collection of 3 novellas.
Contains:
Man Alive
Omit Flowers
Door to Death

Stout must have liked this format - I hadn't realized how many of the books were actually collections rather than single plots. The 3rd story, "Door to Death", seemed very familiar & I finally realized that I had seen it on the TV show. It stuck with me in part because Wolfe leaves his brownstone to go to Westchester county trying to "poach" a gardener skilled with orchids (Theodore has been called to a sick relative out of town).

In the 2nd story, "Omit Flowers", Wolfe's friend restaurateur Marko Vukcic asks him to take up a case. The accused is a chef he knows (Victor Pampas). This one had a particularly good denouement scene with Inspector Kramer present but under promise to not say anything :) ( )
  leslie.98 | Aug 1, 2018 |
THREE DOORS TO DEATH (Nero Wolfe #16) by Rex Stout is three short stories written in the late 1940s that are still fun to read today. Archie Goodwin talks us through three tales of murder and Nero Wolfe talks us through the solutions.
We open with MAN ALIVE, set in the New York world of high fashion. A dead man appears to come back to life, only to be murdered.
OMIT FLOWERS takes on the restaurant business. After her husband dies, the new owner and head of a highly successful chain of fine dining establishments decides to marry a slightly shady character and install him as president of the company. Her children, not to mention her head chef, have other ideas.
Finally DOOR TO DEATH presents a clear cut case of murder that could only have be perpetrated by one man. Wolfe has allowed Archie to drive him to the wilds of Westchester in search of a new horticulturist to temporarily replace Wolfe's usual man. That Wolfe has left his home shows how important the new man is to him, so Wolfe knows there is no possible way the fellow could be guilty.
Each is a puzzler and it is nice to sit and actually read a good mystery in the company of old friends. This is yet another winner from the pen of the late Mr. Stout. ( )
  TomDonaghey | Aug 19, 2017 |
got a box of books from Kim Kaso in the mail this morning and this was one of them cant wait to start reading this one and the other books that were in the box. ( )
  KimSalyers | Oct 10, 2016 |
got a box of books from Kim Kaso in the mail this morning and this was one of them cant wait to start reading this one and the other books that were in the box. ( )
  KimSalyers | Oct 3, 2016 |
See review of other copy. Bought this copy because the cover of my other copy is damaged. ( )
  antiquary | Jul 6, 2016 |
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Kellerman, JonathanIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Three cases bring perplexing challenges to Nero Wolfe, as a man unsuccessfully attempts suicide just before he is killed, a murder victim's family hides the identity of the killer, and a horticulturist discovers his girlfriend's body.

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