The Doorbell Rang

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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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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Nero Wolfe is hugely fat, loves orchids and hates to leave his house. And he seems to almost always solve everything just by sitting in an armchair and directing our trusty narrator (Archie Goodwin ... Read full review

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User Review  - WhitmelB - LibraryThing

Rex Stout recedes into history,not because his Nero Wolfe novels lack imagination but simply because time passes and new authors continue the genre. But those new writers owe Mr. Stout (and I say "Mr ... Read full review

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Contents

Rex Stout
The Rex Stout Library
Introduction
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
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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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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