Rex Stout was an American author best known for his detective fiction. He created the famous fictional detective Nero Wolfe, who was featured in more than 30 novels and dozens of short stories from the 1930s through the 1970s. Stout's works are known for their wit, clever dialogue, and the richly drawn character of Wolfe, who solves mysteries from the comfort of his New York City brownstone with the help of his assistant, Archie Goodwin.
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1. Nero Wolfe
The book is a detective novel featuring Nero Wolfe, a private investigator who is eccentric yet brilliant. Wolfe, who is extremely overweight and rarely leaves his home, solves crimes from the comfort of his New York City brownstone with the help of his assistant, Archie Goodwin. The story is known for its engaging plot twists, clever dialogue, and intricate mystery-solving. The book is part of a series that has captivated readers with Wolfe's unique detective methods and larger-than-life personality.
In this classic detective novel, the brilliant and eccentric private investigator Nero Wolfe, along with his sharp-witted assistant Archie Goodwin, is hired by a wealthy woman to disprove the FBI's unfounded harassment against her. She believes the agency is targeting her because she distributed copies of a book critical of the FBI. As Wolfe and Goodwin delve into the case, they navigate a complex web of surveillance, intimidation, and murder, all while outsmarting the persistent scrutiny of the formidable J. Edgar Hoover's agents. The story is a clever dance of wits and strategy, showcasing the detective's ingenuity in solving a case that reaches far beyond a simple doorbell ring.