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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,723 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:
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A remarkably rare black orchid at a flower show lures Nero Wolfe from his comfortable brownstone. But before the detective and his sidekick, Archie Goodwin, can stop and smell the roses, a diabolically daring murder puts a blight on the proceedings. The murderer to be weeded out is definitely not a garden-variety killer.

Wolfe must also throw his considerable weight into another thorny case, this one involving a rich society widow bedeviled by poison-pen letters—and a poisonous plot as black as Wolfe’s orchids with roots even more twisted.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lauren Nalepa | 2/19/2014

    " My favorite Nero Wolfe ever. Two shorter novels in one book: How Wolfe obtains three rare, black orchids, and then what he uses them for later. Absolutely fantastic, and Archie at his best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carolyn | 2/4/2014

    " A fun mystery set in Victorian England "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kurt Henning | 1/25/2014

    " This one might be one of my favorite Wolfe tales to date. The two stories contained in the book are connected only by the presence of the black orchids Wolfe commandeers as a fee; however, there is a sense of sentimentality (in a good way) in both tales. We get some genuine friction between Wolfe and Archie and even more genuine affection. We also learn that Wolfe keeps Archie around due to a debt of honor--apparently Archie saved Wolfe's life at some point in the past. The stories' narratives also functions= well as they maintain a strong focus on the mystery. Their brevity keeps the narrative connected at all times to the mystery at hand. By and large, a good read with several funny moments and tight writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dianne G Sagan | 1/20/2014

    " As always, a good read. "

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