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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (696 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: March 2007 ISBN: 9781415939864
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With Nero Wolfe on the job, you’d think murderers would take caution. But even the master detective can’t stop a killing, especially if it’s an inside job, right under the roof of his client, millionaire Otis Jarrell. What’s more, it’s Jarrell’s own missing revolver that the killer uses. Wolfe must find the truth behind the scandals in Jarrell’s ill-behaved family. One of its members sleeps the fitful sleep of the guilty, and Wolfe’s getting to be dead tired of murder.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “What stays in the mind are the sharply etched images (in black and white, like the best photographs from the period) of a relatively recent but completely vanished world of glamour, greed, and human weakness.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Felicia | 1/10/2014

    " This one was okay. Rex Stout's later books just aren't as good, but this one wasn't painful to read. I did really like the old maid daughter's poem about shooting the squirrel. I felt that listing where everyone was and when in the form he did was tiresome, so I didn't read it. A waste of space. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mkb | 12/31/2013

    " This gets the fourth star for the silly squirrel poem. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 E | 12/13/2013

    " Even second-rate Nero Wolfe is fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sallie | 11/17/2013

    " I haven't read any Nero Wolfe mysteries in ages, but I found this one in a compilation of 7 Rex Stout/Nero Wolfe mysteries on my book shelf. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sur Cur Lengel | 5/20/2013

    " Nero Wolfe is my favorite mystery character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 4/6/2013

    " This one was fun with all the characters involved. Its like Too Many Women when Archie goes to be among his clients but Nero features more in this one than he did in that one. Typical fun Nero novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 2/9/2013

    " A typical Nero Wolfe mystery, with the usual cast of characters. This is not one of my favorites. I also found it was harder to follow parts of the story on audiotape than in the hardcopy book (example-- a sequential listing of all the characters' alibis for a three day period). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 2/5/2013

    " Another great Nero Wolfe mystery. I listened to this one and Michael Pritchard does a great job as usual. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bev Hankins | 11/3/2012

    " Always enjoy Nero Wolfe. And I love Archie Goodwin. I thought Archie particularly good in this ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 9/17/2012

    " good. love the wit and writing style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill Kerwin | 6/13/2012

    " Wheeler-dealer Otis Jarrell thinks his daughter-in-law Susan is a "snake," and Archie Goodwin poses as his private secretary to amass the evidence. Someone ends up dead of course, and then the fun begins. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 AnnieM | 5/12/2012

    " I need to remember that Nero Wolf doesn't translate to audio well. Still good, but it's a better read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Niffer | 2/24/2012

    " A decent Nero Wolfe mystery but not his best work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charles | 12/10/2011

    " I read a lot of the Nero Wolfe stories an age ago in high school. I'd take four of th home in the afternoon and be finished with them by the wee hours. I enjoyed them at first, but tired of them soon enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 10/25/2011

    " I can't help but love these books.... a whole other age when even murder seems more civil.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Niffer | 4/28/2011

    " A decent Nero Wolfe mystery but not his best work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sallie | 9/16/2010

    " I haven't read any Nero Wolfe mysteries in ages, but I found this one in a compilation of 7 Rex Stout/Nero Wolfe mysteries on my book shelf. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 9/4/2010

    " good. love the wit and writing style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sur Cur | 9/9/2009

    " Nero Wolfe is my favorite mystery character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 7/23/2009

    " I can't help but love these books.... a whole other age when even murder seems more civil.. "

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

    " This one was okay. Rex Stout's later books just aren't as good, but this one wasn't painful to read. I did really like the old maid daughter's poem about shooting the squirrel. I felt that listing where everyone was and when in the form he did was tiresome, so I didn't read it. A waste of space. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 8/6/2008

    "
    Wheeler-dealer Otis Jarrell thinks his daughter-in-law Susan is a "snake," and Archie Goodwin poses as his private secretary to amass the evidence. Someone ends up dead of course, and then the fun begins. "

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About the Author
Author Rex StoutRex Stout (1886 - 1975) was an American writer noted for his detective fiction, particularly the 33 novels and nearly four dozen novellas that featured the detective Nero Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin.
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.