A hefty contingency fee prompts Nero Wolfe to snoop around. But the portly detective finds that all of the case's principal players lie through their teeth. Through the maze of deceit, Wolfe probes for the truth.
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©1948 Rex Stout; (P)1995 Books on Tape
"[Prichard's] Nero Wolfe is suitably commanding." (AudioFile)
"It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore." (New York Times)
This isn't one of the better Nero Wolfe mysteries, but even the less wonderful ones are better than most of what's out there. Michael Prichard always brings out Archie's sly deadpan sarcasm and Wolfe's misanthropic stubbornness with great skill.
It doesn't get any better than "And be a Villain." A great story and Michael Pritchard is a great reader for these stores. This story has a highlight of Wolfe confronting his great nemesis Arnold Zeck!
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