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Under the Andes was originally published in February 1914 as a serialized novel by All Story Magazine. This is one of Rex Stout's early works and a complete departure for what he became famous for later in his career, the Nero Wolfe mystery series. This b
Nero Wolfe is a fictional detective, created in 1934 by the American mystery writer Rex Stout. Wolfe's confidential assistant Archie Goodwin narrates the cases of the overweight detective genius. In total, Stout wrote 33 novels and 39 short stories from 1934 to 1974, with most of them set in New York City. Wolfe's residence, a luxurious brownstone on West 35th Street, features prominently in the series.
Created in 1934 by American mystery author Rex Stout, Nero Wolfe is one of the most iconic private investigators in crime fiction. As Watson did for Holmes, Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's confidential assistant, narrates the cases of the detective genius. Wolfe was an armchair detective who rarely left his luxurious brownstone in New York, so Archie would collect the facts and report back.
The newest full-length Rex Stout novel provides not only a new experience for Nero Wolfe fans, but also a new experience for Nero himself. It's one thing for Nero to move his hand across a glove and put his finger on a distant seat of murder; it's quite another thing for him to move his ponderous body father than across a room. Yet, believe it or not, in The Black Mountain Nero not only leaves his house but he actually leaves the United States, crosses and ocean, a continent, and a sea, and-with Archie-penetrates, disguised, into one of the most dangerous and controversial places on earth.
A brilliant Rex Stout murder mystery featuring Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin A bomb explodes in the desk drawer 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! "It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery.
A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America's greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of fiction's greatest detectives. In this pair of classic Nero Wolfe mysteries, Stout is at his unparalleled best as the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth and his trusty man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, are served two lethally appetizing cases.
A totally new mystery series is born In the likeness of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple and Hercule Poroit; Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes; Patricia Cornwall's Dr. Kay Scarpetta; Erle Stanley Gardner's Perry Mason; Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer and Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe, emerges a contemporary and powerful international business baron turned sleuth by using his resources and connections: Introducing Faison Quay in: Now That I'm Gone In The Absence Of Passion Narcissus' Reflection
Under the Andes is an intriguing precursor to Rex Stout's scores of marvelous Nero Wolfe mysteries. Desiree Le Mire ran into the cave, anxious to explore, tempted by the legends of Inca gold. Harry Lamar and his brother Paul had no choice but to follow. After all, they could not let the beautiful dancer enter the black depths alone. Others lived there, however, protecting the gold of their ancestors, others now misshapen after generations of living underground.
He's the smartest and the stubbornest, the fattest and the laziest, the cleverest and the craziest - the most extravagant detective in the world. Yes it is Nero Wolfe, Rex Stout's gourmand orchid fancier and one of the most eccentric and unique detectives ever to hit the airwaves. Starring character actor Sydney Greenstreet The Maltese Falcon, The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe is an immensely entertaining mystery series that remains a true delight even sixty years after it was first broadcast.
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