Everyone who knew Faith Usher knew she always carried a bottle of poison around with her, so when she dies after drinking champagne, everyone from the police to her friends to the father of her child assumes she killed herself. Nero Wolfes ace assistant Archie Goodwin is the only one who insists it was a murder. As the portly detective investigates, all the people he talks to seem to be trying to get him to stop investigating, which of course only makes Wolfe all the more stubborn. The devilish question he has to answer is, How do you solve a murder when everyone connected to the victim swears its a suicide?
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Rex Stout (1886–1975) was the creator of Nero Wolfe, one of the most popular detectives of all time.From AudioFile:
Archie Goodwin and Nero Wolfe take on murder by poisoned champagne. The case presents challenges. Michael Pritchard's resolute and somewhat wry narration is perfectly suited to both the characters and the setting--New York in the 1950s. Wolfe's superiority is captured perfectly, and Prichard is quite believable when reading the women in the story. He also shines as Archie, giving voice to his world-weariness and his resolve that the murderer will be identified. The listener can empathize with both his frustration at having to put up with Wolfe and his admiration for his employer. A solid story, with solid narration. Prichard, like Goodwin, gets the job done with style. M.A.M. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Penguin, 1978. Book Condition: Good. New Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP87431202
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003368988
Book Description Penguin, 1978. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Penguin print. a very good copy, Light reading creasing at hinge-none on spine,no stamps or marks, text block tight & clean with slightly toned pages,Covers bright & sharp. A little edge rubbing. A "ding" near lower corner of cover between OU of Stout and bottom edge (see scan) else would be closer to near fine. ==>>Nero Wolfe.together with his confidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, must utilize his vast resources to solve a case . There was no doubt that Faith Usher had a morbid streek but Archie goodwin could not believe that she had doctored her own champagne.to die an exhibitionist's death at the Grantham House dinner party. Shipping on light weight books less than the default amount shown, shipping on multiple books is based on weight not numbers. Contact us if you have questions. Bookseller Inventory # 008261
Book Description Penguin, London, 1978. Book Condition: Used - Good. Good paperback. 1st Penguin edition. Spine a little faded; corner of back cover creased. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS167183I
Book Description 1978 Penguin Books, 1978. Paperback. 1978 1st thus, Penguin Books, 12mo., 156pp., paper 'browned', very good, wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # ARB-12355
Book Description Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good++. No Jacket. Cover Robert Hollingsworth (illustrator). Paperback First Edition. 156pp. The yellow and white cover, with a tiny green penguin in the corner. Cover Robert Hollingsworth. Unread, unused book, as new, minimal shelfwear, slightly sunned spine. Internally, no owner's marks, faintly toned pages. A Nero Wolfe mystery. 100g. (Crime fiction, Vintage Pb, Nero Wolfe). Bookseller Inventory # C02729