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Over My Dead Body | [Rex Stout]

Over My Dead Body

Nero Wolfe, lover of fine food and prize orchids, is a genius at daring detection. But he is always on guard when it comes to women. Now, murder at a fencing studio engages him and his confidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, in a dangerous duel with death. The prime suspect is a Balkan beauty who has a secret reason for wanting Wolfe to clear her - and a double identity that may be the perfect foil for covering up a killer.
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Publisher's Summary

Nero Wolfe, lover of fine food and prize orchids, is a genius at daring detection. But he is always on guard when it comes to women. Now, murder at a fencing studio engages him and his confidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, in a dangerous duel with death. The prime suspect is a Balkan beauty who has a secret reason for wanting Wolfe to clear her - and a double identity that may be the perfect foil for covering up a killer.

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©1940 Rex Stout; (P)1994 Books on Tape Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Rex Stout and Nero Wolfe make a combination that is hard to beat." (The New York Times)

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    Tog Northern Utah 08-03-14
    Tog Northern Utah 08-03-14 Member Since 2012

    I've been a fan of mysteries since getting up with a notebook to solve Scooby Doo cases. I now write my own.

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    "Another Great One"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would, and have. This has a lot of the classic Nero Wolfe elements, including Archie acting in his element (The world outside the Brownstone), and Wolfe being very much in charge of his castle.

    Normally, we see Archie go out and get information or lure someone back to the apartment. In this story we see him doing other things; things normally associated with action roles.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    No, but few do.

    If any of the series were to be bade into a movie, I think this would be one of the better candidates.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The one where Archie is the cab with the guy who doesn't want to take Archie to a certain place. The ways Archie shuts down every attempt to get out of it is a highlight of the series for me.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Cry? No. It's not a crying type of book. Every Wolfe book makes me laugh at some point.


    Any additional comments?

    There is one nagging question I have, and repeated listenings haven't helped. There is a government representative that turns up several times to ask questions that are clearly hints at the overall plot, but those visits are never explained in any way I've been able to find.

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    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 04-12-14
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 04-12-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Not as good as previous books, but ok."

    I love some of the things Archie does and the way he and Nero think. If you’re new to this series, I suggest reading Fer-De-Lance and Some Buried Caesar before reading this - only because I think they are better. They are all stand alones.

    Two female immigrants come to New York and teach fencing. One is accused of stealing from a customer. Two men end up dead.

    The audiobook narrator Michael Prichard was good.

    Genre: PI mystery

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