One of the first mysteries I read was Nero Wolf adventures by Rex Stout. Over the years, I have this several times. I have no reviews as I haven’t read since I started doing them. One thing to remember is the books were written in late 1930’s and the racist views are those of the period.

The secondary characters are great.  Nero’s right hand man Archie Goodwin,  Inspector  Cramer, Sergeant Holcomb Saul, a private investigater

One of my favorites is THE DOORBELL RANG

In this one Nero takes on J Edgar Hoover. What happened?
Here are a some others by Rex Stout

The first two books in the series.

In the first Nero and Archie received a gift of a deadly snake.

The second book touches hazing at the college fraternity level One were the hazing cripple a member.

Nero is invited to a meal where the chefs will meet for an annual meal. Murder occurs and Nero has problem.

This case involved a set of earring shape like spiders. Nero takes the case of a youngster.

Someone wrote a will leaving his fortune a woman no one knows. Nero looks answers.


About bettylouise31 Member of NetGalley and Edelweiss Senior Citizen and been reading and sharing my thoughts on books most of my life. I read for my pleasure. I have been married for over 60 years. We have a Bengal Cat, Kato. Interests include reading, dogs, cats, gardening, knitting, crocheting. I have a strong interest in North American native plants. A word on my reviews. Books review are from my public library, brought, many from Netgalley, a few from Edelweiss, occasionally from an author or from friends. The opinions are my own. I represent no publisher, author or any other source​. My reviews can be found on Amazon, Tumblr, Goodreads, Google+, and Twitter. I have no Facebook account. Thanks for reading my blog.
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  1. lghiggins says:

    Interesting warning. I agree that you have to take into account the times when something was written. It doesn’t need to ruin the book for you.

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