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Some Buried Caesar (A Nero Wolfe Mystery Book 6) (original 1939; edition 2010)

by Rex Stout (Author)

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Title:Some Buried Caesar (A Nero Wolfe Mystery Book 6)
Authors:Rex Stout (Author)
Info:Crimeline (2010), Edition: Reissue, 287 pages
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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 |
Nero Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin are on their way to an agricultural fair where Wolfe will exhibit orchids when a car accident strands them in a rural area. They head for the nearest house they can see using the most direct route through a field, only to be stranded by a fierce-looking bull. When they’re finally rescued, they learn that the bull is a national champion, Hickory Caesar Grindon. The bull is the center of controversy since his current owner, Pratt, intends to barbecue him later in the week to generate publicity for his restaurant. Pratt has a long-standing feud with the neighboring cattleman, Osgood. Soon Osgood’s son is dead, apparently gored by the bull. But what was he doing in the bull’s pasture during the night? Was his death truly accidental, or was it murder? If it was murder, the culprit made a big mistake by carrying it out right under Wolfe’s nose.

I listened to the audio version, and I probably would have enjoyed it more in print format. The plot is complicated enough that it was sometimes difficult to follow in the audio version. And I kept confusing the two “B” characters, Bennett and Bronson. Finally, the reader sounded like the television announcers from my childhood. The best part of the book is that it introduces Lily Rowan, who will have a recurring role in the series as Archie’s girlfriend. ( )
  cbl_tn | May 16, 2019 |
Lily's first appearance! and the writing rich. I've read that the trick is have a character whom one believes capable of murder. Check. ( )
  MaryHeleneMele | May 6, 2019 |
Once again, Wolfe & Archie are away from home in this 6th entry in the series! This time, Wolfe is visiting upstate NY in order to participate in a flower show (so his orchids can beat those of a rival who cowardly avoided the NYC flower shows). Of course, they get involved in a death or two (or 3) while there! This is the book which introduces a recurring character, Lily Rowan, and it was a lot of fun reading the persiflage between her & Archie. ( )
  leslie.98 | Dec 5, 2017 |
It appears the Nero Wolfe series is being re-released in a nice looking paperback. In this story, Nero takes a rare trip away from home to show some albino orchids. A flat tire puts them off the road near a pasture. On their way to walk to a nearby farmhouse, they are chased by a bull. Archie gets out and Nero climbs on a rock and is rescued by the owner's daughter in her fancy car. Her father has purchased a champion bull and overpaid in the process just to barbeque said bull to advertise for his chain of eateries. The owner puts up Nero and Archie up for the night when the son of the owner's enemy, Clyde, is found dead apparently killed by the bull. Nero is drawn into the mystery that involves blackmail and another murder. Everything moves fast and within a week Nero has shown his prize orchids and solved the mystery.
  taurus27 | Sep 5, 2017 |
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Ahmavaara, EeroTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Davidson, Diane MottIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hallman, TomCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Prichard, MichaelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553254642, Mass Market Paperback)

A prize bull, a restaurateur's tacky publicity stunt, a family feud (among the bull's owners), and the death of a family scion pit Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin against a special breed of killer. Reissue. NYT.

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In Some buried Caesar, a prize bull destined for the barbecue is found pawing the corpse of the restaurateur who planned to butcher him, and it's up to Wolfe to find the murderer. In The golden spiders, Wolfe must find out who is killing off his clients.… (more)

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