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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (658 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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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herald gave his only son, Paul, a very raw deal. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to track Paul down so that he can make amends. But what if the young man doesn't want to be found? And what if he is the same Paul Herald who is currently on trial for cold-blooded murder?

It’s a case that will draw the great detective and his dedicated sidekick, Archie Goodwin, into a sticky web of deceit, one that will tax their resources to the utmost—and even cost them one of their own.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Backtracking where the police have not, Wolfe’s able crew untangle the dead man’s connections, set off three more killings, and present him with enough facts that sting to pounce on the real killer. All the tricks in the trade.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “The elegantly eccentric and reclusive detective Nero Wolfe…[is] the obese, brilliant aesthete who solves crimes without leaving his New York City apartment.”

    Merriam Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature

  • “Rex Stout delivers another Nero Wolfe mystery unabridged in a fine recording by Michael Prichard.”

    Library Bookwatch

  • “This tale of false accusations is adroitly performed by Michael Prichard. His staccato delivery and deadpan expression are a great match for Wolfe’s assistant, Archie.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jamie | 2/10/2014

    " I was fortunate enough to find a pile of Rex Stout books at a used book sale and this was in the mix. More violent and sinister than previous books of his I've read, I still enjoyed the layering of the plot created by Stout. The body count is pretty high but the cast of characters is too, so it all works together in the end. The one thing that struck me about this particular Wolf novel is the no-question-about-it illegal sleuthing done by Archie and Saul. I found myself wondering if I agreed with their tactics but, of course, it leads to the outing of the bad guy. So, as usual, the team saves the day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Steven Vaughan-Nichols | 2/10/2014

    " One of the truly good Archie Goodwin/Nero Wolfe mysteries. It was a pleasure to revisit it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marvin | 1/4/2014

    " Mid-range Stout: familiar, readable, with a certain amount of wit and charm. The coincidence-laden mystery is nothing special, but is competently handled; as usual, the bulk of the book's appeal can be credited to Archie Goodwin and his abilities to A) needle Wolfe into action and B) narrate a story. Overall, an enjoyable yarn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bill Kerwin | 12/29/2013

    " Wolfe is hired to locate a man missing for eleven years. Archie finds him a couple of days later--at the very moment he is convicted of murder by a jury of his peers. Another good entry in the series. "

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