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Black Orchids/The Silent Speaker: Nero Wolfe Mysteries

Plot as dark OrchidsThe Silent Speaker Epub #224 as any orchid Wolfe has ever encounteredTHE SILENT SPEAKERWhen a government power broker scheduled to speak before an influential group of millionaires turns up dead Nero Wolfe grudgingly takes the case even as his own financial affairs teeter toward ruin Soon a second victim is discovered a missing stenographer's tape causes a panic and a dead man speaks after a fashion As the business world demands answers the great detective baits a trap to net a killer worth his weight in gol. Two novellas and a novel All seem to have the theme of Archie the ladies man The endings weren t the best part of any of the three either Good as a set

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No connoisseur of the whodunit could Black OrchidsThe PDFEPUB or possibly resistBLACK ORCHIDS Not much can get Wolfe to leave his comfortable brownstone but the showing of a rare black orchid lures him to a flower show Unfortunately the much anticipated event is soon overshadowed by a murder as daring as it is sudden It's a case of weeding out a cunning killer who can turn up anywhere and Wolfe must do it uickly Because a second case awaits his urgent attention a society widow on a mailing list of poison pen letters leading to a. The Rex Stout I read the less I like Wolfe Archie is fun yes but the rat a tat dialogue and nonstop action pacing gives me a headache after awhile What frustrates most is that the suspects are barely distinguishable and not fully formed For the most part they are practically interchangeable within each story I love Agatha Christie because of the psychology of each of the suspects and their hidden and not so hidden motives With Stout s stories Wolfe Archie Cramer Fritz and the rest of the entourage take up so much literary space there s little leftover for the prime suspects The murdered victim is usually a complete afterthought Wolfe alone is privy to all the clues an unfair advantage as I like to play along in the armchair hunt for the killer The first in this double feature is Black Orchids which contains two short stories In the first a rare black orchid on display at the annual flower show tempts Wolfe to actually leave his brownstone When he does surprise surprise there s a murder at one of the grander exhibits Archie has been admiring the young lady in the daily garden vignettes complete with picnics and afternoon frolics in the fake stream and meadow when she splashes her partner playfully he doesn t wake up In the second short story a prominent socialiteparty planner comes to Wolfe because she s been getting venomous letters insinuating all sorts of nefarious rumorsgossip among her parties and clientele which could destroy her business Wolfe finds it petty largely because she s a woman of course and dismisses her She s dead a few days later of a mysterious tetanus infection Wolfe anonymously sends black orchids to the funeral which Archie of course spots and before you know it they are on the case Silent Speaker was a full length mystery and aged remarkably well as it reminded me of the Federal Reserve as the Bureau of Pricing Regulation and the NIA as one of the behemoths of 2008 that was too big to fail The head of the BPR is bludgeoned to death before a big speech at a dinner with hundreds of guests At least seven or eight top suspects at each company they only get a line or two of description and very little back story or much timeattention on the page Wolfe knows all the reader hardly any until the grand reveal with a lot of tedious ploys to delay the police and the BPR and NIA suspects in the meantime I think one of the hardest things for me to process in these is Wolfe s ethicsmorals are all over the place making him hard to predict and not very likable Some of his stunts seem like purely childish temper tantrums to prove a point andor soothe is wounded ego It barely advances the plot and it s not that entertaining as the reader is in the dark so much of the time The intro on this edition for Silent Speaker was by Walter Mosley and he put it brilliantly when he explained that the reason he reads a Nero Wolfe mystery isn t for Wolfe but for Archie Goodwin who s voice is the voice of all the hope and humor of a new world This bright light shines upon the darkness of Wolfe s deep fears and genius and upon the craven and criminal minds that infest the world

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A NERO WOLFE SPECIAL EDITION TWO COMPLETE Silent Speaker Kindle #207 MYSTERIES IN ONE VOLUME Nero Wolfe towers over his rivalshe is an exceptional character creation New Yorker A grand master of the form Rex Stout is one of America's greatest mystery writers and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of fiction's greatest detectives In this double helping of classic Nero Wolfe mysteries Stout presents the arrogant gourmandizing sedentary sleuth and his trusty man about town Archie Goodwin with a pair of delectable murders that. Rex Stout could do no wrong In the meantime Nero Wolfe will catch all those who do wrong


About the Author: Rex Stout

Rex Todhunter Stout – was Silent Speaker: Kindle Ï an American crime writer best known as the creator of the larger than life fictional detective Nero Wolfe described by reviewer Will Cuppy as that Falstaff of detectives Wolfe's assistant Archie Goodwin recorded the cases of the detective genius from Fer de Lance to A Family AffairThe Nero Wolfe corpus was nominated Best Mystery Series of t.



10 thoughts on “Black Orchids/The Silent Speaker: Nero Wolfe Mysteries

  1. says:

    Outstanding I enjoy these earlier mysteries better than the later ones because Archie Goodwin's language which tends to deteriorate in the newer versions should remain consistent and Nero Wolfe's pomposity and misogyny and frailties are wonderful and need not be watered down These two shorties are from 1941 and 1946

  2. says:

    Seeking for a way to cool off my brain from Social Physics I followed a suggestion from GoodReader Bill Kerwin and returned to Rex Stout Stout paired Arthur Conan Doyle's lazy deductive powerhouse Mycroft Holmes with Raymond Chandle

  3. says:

    Rex Stout could do no wrong In the meantime Nero Wolfe will catch all those who do wrong

  4. says:

    Black Orchids is the ninth installment in the WolfeGoodwin series and the first to not be a novel Instead it's a collection of two novellas one that shares it's name with the book and Cordially Invited to Meet Death For whatever reason I kept putting this one off for years until 2 years ago I think What a stupid stupid move These are not Stout's best work in character complexity theme or whatever but they are just about the most

  5. says:

    The Rex Stout I read the less I like Wolfe Archie is fun yes but the rat a tat dialogue and nonstop action pacing gives me a headache after awhile What frustrates most is that the suspects are barely distinguishable and n

  6. says:

    A Rex Stout book is always a pleasure to read I think it's because Archie Goodwin and Nero Wolfe are wonderful characters

  7. says:

    Two novellas and a novel All seem to have the theme of Archie the ladies man The endings weren't the best part of any of the three either Good as a set

  8. says:

    Bantam has been reissuing Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe novels in groups of two novels in one volume for some time now and I've been picking them up as I find them Black Orchids 1942 is paired with 1946's The Silent Speaker which will be my next Wolfe mystery; this review concerns only the former Black Orchids is I believe unusual in the Wolfe canon in that it's actually two novellas rather than one mystery; the st

  9. says:

    This was my first foray into Nero Wolfe mysteries and I have to say I enjoyed it Nero Wolfe is a wealthy overweight agoraphobic who loves orchids He spends his days inside his Manhattan apartment with set appointments to care for his orchids and takes occasional breaks for detecting which is how he earns his money The stories are n

  10. says:

    What to say about Rex Stout I enjoyed his writings of Nero Wolfe forty years ago and will forty years from now This book had two mysteries in one volume Black Orchids had Wolfe and his side kick Archie Goodwin mixed up in

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