The Doorbell Rang (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 9, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 192 pages
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Hired to help society widow Rachel Bruner foil bothersome Feds, Nero Wolfe and his able assistant Archie get in over their heads with highly trained G-men who are adept at bugs, tails, and threats.

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Review: The Doorbell Rang (Nero Wolfe #41)

User Review  - Earl II - Goodreads

This is one of my favorite Nero Wolfe stories. The plot is wonderfully drawn with a lot of surprising twists and turns. The characters all fit into the action so very well that nothing seems forced or ... Read full review

Review: The Doorbell Rang (Nero Wolfe #41)

User Review  - Debbie - Goodreads

"The Doorbell Rang" is a historical mystery set in New York City (though it was a contemporary mystery when it was written in 1965). This story was more a challenge to Nero Wolfe to do the impossible ... Read full review

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Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
The World of   Rex Stout   

Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8

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About the author (2010)

Rex Stout, born 1886 in Indiana/USA, worked at thirty different professions until he earned enough money to travel. In 1932, he began to write thrillers focusing on the famous detective Nero Wolfe. Nero is a gourmet weighing more than a hundred kilos, and moving as little as possible. Rex Stout finished more than fifty novels and received the "Grand Masters Award." He died 1975.
Rex Stout,1886 in Indiana/USA geboren, soll ca. dreiig Berufe ausgeubt haben, bevor er mit einem von ihm selbst konzipierten Sparkassensystem so viel Geld verdiente, da er ausgedehnte Reisen unternehmen konnte. 1932 begann er, Kriminalromane zu schreiben in deren Mittelpunkt fast immer der beruhmte Privatdetektiv Nero Wolfe steht. Dieser ist eine uber hundert Kilo "schwergewichtiger" Gourmet, der sich so wenig wie moglich bewegt und leidenschaftlicher Orchideenzuchter ist. Rex Stout wurde fur seine uber funfzig Romane mit dem "Grand Masters Award" ausgezeichnet. Er starb 1975.

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