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3.00138696255201 out of 53.00138696255201 out of 53.00138696255201 out of 53.00138696255201 out of 53.00138696255201 out of 5 3.00 (721 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rex Stout Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Nero Wolfe Series Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9781415937723
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The scent of murder is in the air at the great Pour Amour perfume contest, and the incomparable Nero Wolfe is intent on sniffing out the killer. The foul deed is committed during the contest’s final round. Only five riddles separate the contestants from the million-dollar cash prize when someone finds the sweet smell of success too intoxicating to leave to chance. Now the contest creator is dead and the answers stolen from his wallet, and it’s up to Wolfe to follow the trail of clues to a source disturbingly close to home.

Introduction by Robert Crais
 
“It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
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 the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained—and puzzled—millions of mystery fans around the world. Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore. The New York Times Book Review

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JZ | 1/26/2017

    " I love Rex Stout as read by Michael Prichard. Unfortunately, this audiobook plays at such a low volume that I cannot hear it when walking outdoors or riding the bus, even when turned up all the way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna Peak | 12/20/2013

    " Below-average mystery (by Stout standards), but Archie's voice is as charming as always. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 12/17/2013

    " I like these books because I like the tone. This one was especially fun because it involved a contest on famous women, murder, bravado, and several unexpected turns. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JulieLaLa | 12/12/2013

    " Another classic Nero Wolfe mystery, where the bad guys get caught by the tiniest of indiscretions or slips of the tongue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sun | 3/24/2013

    " A perfumier's marketing campaign goes awry when the brain behind the adverts is murdered. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney Golden | 2/21/2013

    " I didn't remember reading this one previously "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Felicia | 2/15/2011

    " An interesting plot, although something about the never-aging of Archie is weird and I dislike Nero Wolfe having a TV. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 6/17/2010

    " Rex Stout...classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 12/19/2009

    " This book didn't have the characters you love-to-love in it like most mystery novels. In fact, I found almost every character but Archie, Fritz and Nero Wolfe to be tiresome. It's well written, easy to plow through and fun lit. However, it's not my favorite Nero Wolfe of the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 linnea | 4/12/2009

    " kindf of boring "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Felicia | 9/18/2008

    " An interesting plot, although something about the never-aging of Archie is weird and I dislike Nero Wolfe having a TV. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sun | 3/18/2008

    " A perfumier's marketing campaign goes awry when the brain behind the adverts is murdered.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/8/2008

    " I like these books because I like the tone. This one was especially fun because it involved a contest on famous women, murder, bravado, and several unexpected turns. "

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About the Author
Author Rex Stout

Rex Stout (1886–1975), inimitable master of detective fiction, wrote seventy-three mysteries and numerous novels and short stories. He is best known as the creator of the fictional detective Nero Wolfe. He was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and received the Crime Writers Association’s Silver Dagger Award.

About the Narrator

Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has played several thousand characters during his career, over one hundred of them in theater and film. He is primarily heard as an audiobook narrator, having recorded well over five hundred full-length books. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award for Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman and six AudioFile Earphones Awards. He was named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine. He holds an MFA in theater from the University of Southern California.