Nero Wolfe

47 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 7,144 ratings

Fer-De-Lance Publisher's Summary

When someone makes a present of a fer-de-lance - the dreaded snake - to Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin knows he's close to solving two apparently unrelated murders.

As for Wolfe, he's playing snake charmer in a case more deadly than a cobra and whistling a seductive tune he hopes will catch a killer with poison in his heart.

©1934 Rex Stout; (P)1994 Books on Tape Inc.
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 4

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  • Book 6

    • Some Buried Caesar

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 424
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316

    A car accident in upstate New York strands Nero Wolfe, America's largest detective, and Archie Goodwin, his confidential assistant, in the midst of a family feud. The feud, over $45,000 worth of prize bull, turns ugly when the beef in question is found pawing the mangled body of a family scion. Solving the mystery is no problem - but, alas, the evidence keeps disappearing.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, poor audio

    • By Sue V on 02-01-11

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  • Book 7

    • Over My Dead Body

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great One

    • By Tog on 08-03-14

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  • Book 8

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  • Book 9

    • Black Orchids

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265

    A remarkably rare black orchid at a flower show lures Nero Wolfe from his comfortable brownstone. But before the detective and his sidekick, Archie Goodwin, can stop and smell the roses, a diabolically daring murder puts a blight on the proceedings. The murderer to be weeded out is definitely not a garden-variety killer.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great words and performance - HORRIBLE audio!

    • By Brian on 11-02-09

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  • Book 10

    • Not Quite Dead Enough

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196

    World War II has arrived, and U.S. Army intelligence wants Nero Wolfe urgently. But the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth refuses the call to duty. It takes his perambulatory, confidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, to titillate Wolfe's taste for crime with two malevolent morsels: a corpse that won't rest in peace and a sinister "accident" involving national security. So as Goodwin lays the bait on the wrong side of the law, Wolfe sets the traps to catch a pair of wily killers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Odd and Just OK, but a Must Read for Wolfe Buffs

    • By Michael on 07-10-14

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  • Book 11

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  • Book 13

    • And Be a Villain

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    It was a broadcaster's worst nightmare: dead air, in the true sense. A radio host's on-air guest is anything but live, dropping dead after chugging a sponsor's beverage.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not one of my favorites

    • By Michael on 11-20-13

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  • Book 14

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  • Book 17

    • In the Best Families

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247

    Nero Wolfe and his capable assistant, Archie, help a rich old lady uncover the mysterious source of her husband's money. The case leads them unexpectedly to the country's most dangerous man. And if the sleuths want to live, they'll have to consider an alien idea: run and hide. That will be no small feat for the wide Mr. Wolfe.

    • out of 5 stars
    • Nero Wolfe never fails

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-16-07

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  • Book 18

    • Curtains for Three

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187

    In these three baffling mysteries of motive and murder, even the great Nero Wolfe finds himself stumped. First there is the case of the two passionate lovebirds who want to make sure that neither is a cold-blooded killer. Then it's off to the races, where Wolfe must choose from a stable of five likely suspects to corral a killer on horseback. And finally the detective finds himself the confidant of a distraught, self-described grifter who claims a murderer is stalking Wolfe's own brownstone.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Three OK Stories, Homicide Trinity much better

    • By Michael on 06-08-14

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  • Book 19

    • Murder By the Book

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267

    Leonard Dyke's writing style didn't offend. But all of his work featured unhappy endings: murders. When four people die, including the author, police finally call on Nero Wolfe. Wolfe baits a trap, and when it springs shut, he finds that truth is stranger (and bloodier) than fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good stuff

    • By M. W. Baker on 04-21-07

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