Justice Ends at Home, and Other Stories

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JUSTICE ENDS AT HOME AND OTHER STORIES

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Proof positive that overnight literary sensations—like the launching of the Nero Wolfe blimp in the Thirties—don't really happen overnight, these fourteen magazine stories and two novellas give us ... Read full review

Contents

The Rope Dance I
1
An Officer and a Lady
20
The Mother of Invention
33
Copyright

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About the author (1977)

Author Rex Stout was born on December 1, 1886. A child prodigy with a gift for mathematics, Stout drifted as he became an adult, holding odd jobs in many places---cook, cabinetmaker, bellhop, hotel manager, salesman, bookkeeper, and even a guide in a pueblo. But his true talent lay in storytelling; he sold his first story, about William Howard Taft, in 1912. His most famous creation is Nero Wolfe, a 286-pound detective genius who, with sidekick Archie Goodwin, can often solve a case without leaving his room. It is the way in which the puzzle is solved that intrigues Nero Wolfe, who is much like Sherlock Holmes in his ability to use deductive reasoning. More than 60 million copies (in 24 languages) of Stout's books have been sold. Stout writes quickly, drawing upon a lifetime of impressions. He neither uses an outline nor revises; he lets his characters take over as the story develops. The classy, erudite Nero Wolfe presents for readers an alternative to the hard-boiled branch of the genre. He died on October 27, 1975

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