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Please Pass the Guilt by Rex Stout

Please Pass the Guilt

by Rex Stout

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Series: Nero Wolfe (45)

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As much as I love the Nero Wolfe series, this is one of the weaker installments. The premise is good (a bomb kills a TV network vice president; no one knows if he was the intended target), but the usual sense of fun is missing. The main characters don't seem to have much to do here and neither the suspects/witnesses nor the investigation are that memorable. This would have been better as a short story. ( )
  Euryale | Mar 8, 2012 |
A well constructed mystery very much in the tradition of Nero Wolfe novels. Rex Stout 's depiction of Detective Wolfe and assistant Archie Goodwin (thru whom the story is narrated) is done perfectly, and the mystery and suspects are introduced and developed thoroughly and concisely. The early 1970's setting also adds interest to this novel. ( )
  KidQuislet | Mar 28, 2008 |
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Nyytäjä, KaleviTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Prichard, MichaelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A bomb blows up in the desk of a top TV executive. Was it intended for him or the man who opened the drawer? They each had enemies enough to die a dozen times over. Was it the jealous wife or the ambitious partner? The secretary who got passed around like an inter-office memo? Or the man who couldn't wash the blood off his hands? Nero Wolfe didn't want any part of it - but he was up to his neck in the toughest case of his career.
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When a boorish millionaire and a Mets fan with a phony name show up at his door with a tempting case, Nero Wolf finds himself investigating corporate treachery, domestic intrigue, and worse. Reissue. NYT.

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A Mets fan with a phony name and a millionaire client arrive just in time to provide a case for Nero Wolfe to pay the rent. The bizarre visitors are in a frenzy about a death trap explosion in the discreet whiskey drawer of a top TV executive. To crack this case of bombs and bourbon, the indolent genius and his energetic assistant must pick their way though corporate chicanery, vile ambition, and a healthy swig of murder.… (more)

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