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Fer-De-Lance/the League of Frightened Men

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ISBN-10: 0553385453

ISBN-13: 9780553385458

Edition: 2008

Authors: Rex Stout

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A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America7;s greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of fiction7;s greatest detectives. Here, in Stout7;s first two complete Wolfe mysteries, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth and his trusty man-about-town Archie Goodwin solve their most baffling cases. Fer-de-lance The fer-de-lance is among the most deadly snakes known to man. When someone makes a present of one to Nero Wolfe, his partner, Archie Goodwin, suspects it means Wolfe is getting close to solving the devilishly clever murders of an immigrant and a college president. But this is a case with more twists than an angry rattler...and if Wolfe…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.034

Author Rex Stout was born on December 1, 1886. A child prodigy with a gift for mathematics, Stout drifted as he became an adult, holding odd jobs in many places---cook, cabinetmaker, bellhop, hotel manager, salesman, bookkeeper, and even a guide in a pueblo. But his true talent lay in storytelling; he sold his first story, about William Howard Taft, in 1912. His most famous creation is Nero Wolfe, a 286-pound detective genius who, with sidekick Archie Goodwin, can often solve a case without leaving his room. It is the way in which the puzzle is solved that intrigues Nero Wolfe, who is much like Sherlock Holmes in his ability to use deductive reasoning. More than 60 million copies (in 24…