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Author: Rex Stout Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Nero Wolfe Series Release Date: February 2007 ISBN: 9781415938225
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With a rich man footing the bills and a handsome lover on the side, Isabel Kerr seemed to have the perfect setup. Now the well-kept lady is stone-cold dead, and the cops have nabbed a Manhattan private eye who just happens to be an acquaintance of Nero Wolfe. Unable to refuse a friend in need, the great detective deigns to get the gumshoe off the hook. Little does Wolfe realize that in a matter of hours he’ll be entertaining a party of fools and lovers connected with the doxy’s death, including a mystery blackmailer, a sexy lounge singer, and a cold-blooded lady-killer. Introduction by Sandra West Prowell   “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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 5/9/2011

    " Published in 1966, near the end of the Wolfe series, Death of a Doxy is not Stout's best, but it does have some interesting features: Wolfe takes on a case for no fee, a case that hits close to home as one of his operatives, Orrie Cather, is suspected of murder. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. Nero Wolfe is entertaining. This book was better than I remember the last one I read. I'll look for more Nero Wolfe books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niffer | 4/28/2011

    " Another real classic. Great characters. I think Julie Jaquette is probably my favorite female character in all the Nero Wolfe books. She's got class. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Coyle | 3/29/2011

    " Props on a well-written and easy to read book, even if the plot was a bit... unengaging. Sometimes in the book I felt like Stout really wanted to write Noir, but just couldn't bring himself to do it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 1/10/2011

    " Last in a recent run of Rex Stout books. I liked this one quite a bit partly because it nicely highlighted Nero Wolfe's ethical ambiguity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hobart | 10/11/2010

    " one of Stout's best--mystery was decent, but the characters were great. Julie Jaquette is a treasure--the scene where she ties Cramer in knots is worth the purchase price alone (if not more than that).

    Very satisfactory "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J. | 7/3/2010

    " One of the better Nero Wolf stories. Published in 1966, it still retains enough of the classic 1950's detective style to satisfy. Less Nero in this one than most but the unusually strong female character Julie Jaquette more than makes up for it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 7/15/2009

    " "The young princes had been dead for five centuries, and Wolfe had once spent a week investigating that case, after which he removed More's UTOPIA from his bookshelves because More had framed Richard III".
    -- Archie Goodwin, in Death of a Doxy

    Enough said :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 1/26/2009

    " Terry Teachout posted an encomium to Rex Stout on his blog a few days ago, which reminded me that I used to like his Nero Wolfe stories. Actually I cared nothing about Wolfe, I liked Archie. I've read a bunch of them, this is the only title I remember. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 11/3/2008

    " One of my favorites. Strong character development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MommaLaura | 2/18/2008

    " More Rex Stout. Neat littler twists and turns. This one kept me guessing. "

About the Author

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.